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which stand do you use on your large tank
Old 05-06-2011, 12:05 PM   #11
 
well its obviously not a problem for him since he does it, but I wanted to know if that was taken into consideration when using that setup. if a cinder-block is 27lbs, 6 blocks = 162lbs. 70g of water(8.35lbs/g) = 584.5. 584.5 + 162 = 746.5lbs and thats not taking into account additional gravel weight, decor weight, equipment weight, weight of the wood, etc. all focused on that one section of floor. If Byron doesnt have a basement and is on a solid base under the tank, its no problem, but for that setup to be used on a house that doesnt have that solid base(2nd floor, 1st floor w/ basement), it could pose a problem long-term if the floor is not reinforced.
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Old 05-06-2011, 12:16 PM   #12
 
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Yes, the weight has to be considered in relation to your building structure.

I have a rancher as someone mentioned, built on a concrete pad, so the carpet is laid directly on the concrete pad with an underlay.

I did have my three largest tanks (115g on iron stand, 90g on iron stand and 70g on those six concrete blocks) when I lived in the condo. The building was concrete and steel, and all three tanks were in the enclosed balcony/solarium. I lived there several years. But I would never have done this in a frame building. And in a frame house, I would have the fishroom in part of the basement.
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Old 05-06-2011, 01:56 PM   #13
 
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well its obviously not a problem for him since he does it, but I wanted to know if that was taken into consideration when using that setup. if a cinder-block is 27lbs, 6 blocks = 162lbs. 70g of water(8.35lbs/g) = 584.5. 584.5 + 162 = 746.5lbs and thats not taking into account additional gravel weight, decor weight, equipment weight, weight of the wood, etc. all focused on that one section of floor. If Byron doesnt have a basement and is on a solid base under the tank, its no problem, but for that setup to be used on a house that doesnt have that solid base(2nd floor, 1st floor w/ basement), it could pose a problem long-term if the floor is not reinforced.
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