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!
     
  4. cbutkos

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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.
     
  6. watdachuck

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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.
     
  8. Waters

    Waters "...in perfect isolation, here behind my wall." R2R Supporter

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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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  12. redfishbluefish

    redfishbluefish Stay Positive, Stay Productive R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor NJRC Member

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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 Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor Partner Member 2018

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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 Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor NJRC Member

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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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