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post #1 of 3 Old 09-08-2011, 04:21 PM Thread Starter
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120 gallon question

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I have been given the chance to get a 120 gallon aquarium with a 30 gallon sump. It also comes with a open type stand. I currently live in a 2003 fleetwood doublewide mobile home, Would it be possible to use this tank in this house?

Personally I don't think it would be any issue, others have said it will be far to heavy. I have a California King water bed in the master bedroom & a super single water bed in another room & never have had any issues. I also have had a 50 gallon tank in the living room, but this will be removed if I get this bigger tank.

I just wanted to double check to see if it was even feasable for me to use this before I said yes.

Thanks in advance for your help
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post #2 of 3 Old 09-08-2011, 04:41 PM
I say yes, I am not an engineer but I don't worry about anything up to 125g. I currently have a 125 on a second story and have no problems. If the tank is up against a wall it will span over several floor joist and have a main support being the foundation. I myself would worry more about the California king. lol not really Actually after having my 125 I would fell safe with a 150 not saying I would put a 240 in my living room. You would want to make sure it is running across floor joist like on a wall to the outside. I'm not explaining that very well.
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post #3 of 3 Old 09-08-2011, 06:20 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah I was pretty worried about the bed, I was told it holds approx 250lbs & would weigh like a ton but we have never had any issue with it. It is spread over a lot larger footprint so that helps a lot I am sure. I have been reading that a 120 gallon tank will probably be from 1000lbs-1500lbs depending on what is put in the tank. Only concern I have is it's has half or less the footprint of the bed. I found a older post concerning a older singlewide & they suggested reinforcing the frame with jacks, blocks, putting down a thick piece of plywood under the stand to help with weight distrubution. The newer homes are made a lot stronger than the older ones i am sure.

Thanks for your reply!
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