05-22-2013, 03:33 PM
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ok, so roughly 800+ gallons of water, plus substrate, stand(s), and various equipment.
At 8.3 (ish) pounds per gallon (US gallons):
8.3 x 800 = 6,640lbs for the water
That's NOT including the heavier substrate, so you are looking at at least 3 tons of weight, likely significantly more than that.
My initial response is "are you crazy for even thinking you can do that?" That's like parking a heavy automobile on the second floor.
That's a huge amount of weight. Unless you live in an old factory that's been converted to a loft, I would seriously recommend having an engineer/architect assess the floor load capacity. Unless the house has a concrete slab, you'd need extra reinforcement on the first floor under the larger tanks for 1st floor tanks. My 2nd floor maxes out with a 70 gallon tank and stand combo. Even then, I made sure I oriented the tank over multiple floor joists.
Having said that - WOW that's a lot of tanks to have fun with, assuming you can place them!
Last edited by DKRST; 05-22-2013 at 03:44 PM..