What is your...optimal viewing position!?

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  1. Dancingmad

    Dancingmad Well-Known Member

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    Lets hear it!

    We got any bucket sitters? kicking back in a recliner? Arm chairin' it? One of those top-view floating portal thingies?!

    Share with us your optimal viewing position!

    Personally I lay on the couch for casual fish watching, but have been known to sit on a bucket and smash my face against the glass checkin' out all the micro fauna! How else are you going to see a couple of hermits get into a real estate battle? :D
     
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  2. billwill

    billwill Well-Known Member

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    My 90g sits next to my couch in the living room, with a nice office task chair right in front of it. IMG_2339.JPG
     
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    Dancingmad Well-Known Member

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    Excellent! Great looking tank too!
     
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    My girlfriend put a papasan chair in front of the tank, perfect for falling asleep in front of the tank
     
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    I have a kitchen chair bucket lay on the floor looking at the tank and sump. Since I put the nyos 160 skimmer in my sump Is amazing to watch.
     
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    watdachuck Well-Known Member R2R Supporter

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    It will be from this couch!

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    I agree, office chair with a magnifying lens and my face about an inch from the glass. My fish probably wonder why my one eye is so much bigger than the other,lol.
     
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    I was about to say that is way too far away from the tank...until I saw the beauty to the left :)
     
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    watdachuck Well-Known Member R2R Supporter

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    Oh yea! I just drop a knee in front of the other one lol
     
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    I had to lean a touch forward in my desk chair to get the acantho in as well, , if I lean sideways a touch I can touch the corner of the tank with my elbow, view from my desk. :)

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    I have a recliner that if I look right I see the 65" HDTV and if I look left I see the 90 gal reef. I always kick back with my black lab in my lap and we watch the tank. Sometimes I just spin the chair to watch the tank only.

    The lab loves the tank. I think her favorite is the new 2" yellow watchman goby. She wags her tail when he comes out to dig in the sand.
     
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    redfishbluefish Stay Positive, Stay Productive R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Article Contributor

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    I'm with @cbutkos .......a papasan chair. One of my kids brought this home after graduating from college and decided she didn't want it....so I put it in the fish room. They get a kick out of it because that can't believe the old man would want to sit in a "young person's" chair. I wasn't aware it was for the young only. And yes, I've fallen asleep in the chair too.

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    I also have an "old person's" regular couch right behind the papasan. :D
     
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    It depends on my focus: looking at fish swimming back and forth requires my recliner; looking at small inverts or coral growth means the glasses come off and my nose goes to the glass; looking at cool things happening in my refugium means I'm on my belly in the floor. Best of all, sharing it with the grandkids.
     
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    But those are comfy!
     
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    My favorite view is from outside my house at night through the living room window as I walk down the sidewalk.
     
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    When I dunk my head in the water to fix a rock or coral that is 30" deep.
     
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    Nice viewing spots!
     
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    revhtree Owner Administrator Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Photo of the Month Award Article Contributor Partner Member

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    NOT mine but thought this was cool!
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    redfishbluefish Stay Positive, Stay Productive R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Article Contributor

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    Rev, I know it's not yours, but did you notice the couch is facing the wrong way. :eek:. "Doctor, could you tell me why I have a sore neck? I can't figure it out." :D
     
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