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joeshmoe 01-09-2007 03:52 PM

100 gallon on 2nd floor
 
hey do u guy thik that the 2nd floor of a house can hold a 100 or more gallon tank??to me i wouldnt see diff from a 1st floor too a 2nd floor but , if u guys can hellp me i would like that. :D

Jaysn 01-09-2007 04:06 PM

100 gallons of water = 834 lbs, plus factor in your tank, substrate, fish, plants, etc. That's really not that heavy, and as long as the 2nd floor has been properly constructed and maintained there's not an obvious problem with it. I've kept waterbeds on 2nd floor appts before with no issue, which were much heavier. If it's a house you own, have it inspected if you are worried, and if it's an appt you could talk to the management, as long as you're not sneaking the fish in. I've done that a few times too :shock:

joeshmoe 01-09-2007 04:38 PM

the house is two weeks older than me so its 14. i never realized abotu the water beds so i think i will do it.=) if this helps my house is a (mogealer) <----- i dont no how to spell it. :doh: lol

tophat665 01-09-2007 10:58 PM

Make sure you put it against a load bearing wall, on a stand that touches the floor all the way around (rather than on four points), and try to be sure that the long axis of the stand is perpendicular to the floor studs. If you do that, you shouldn't have any problems at all.

Kathryn 01-10-2007 10:43 AM

Well the best way to tell if it won't hold is wait until the floor cracks, and the people below you get showered with water, fish and decorations. :lol: Then you'll know the floor can't take the weight. lol.
Good luck with it anyway. 100 Gallons, that's fairly big. Any ideas what you're going to stock it with? :)

joeshmoe 01-10-2007 01:36 PM

odd balls

sazzy 01-10-2007 02:30 PM

i have mine on the second floor, next to both supporting walls!
but its only 47uk56us gals
but if you think a bath tub is usally on the second floor, so whats the difference?

tophat665 01-10-2007 03:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sazzy
i have mine on the second floor, next to both supporting walls!
but its only 47uk56us gals
but if you think a bath tub is usally on the second floor, so whats the difference?

The difference is that the bathroom has to be picked out ahead of time to run the plumbing, so it usually has more closely spaced floor studs and more attention paid to where and how they are anchored. I was reading up on this the other day.

joeshmoe 01-10-2007 03:53 PM

well look at a water bed like what Jaysn said

St6_Devgru 01-10-2007 11:07 PM

im might move to idaho and im thinkin of putting a 125 on the second floor too. its only 5 years old =) but im gonna hafta check with the peeps to see if it can handle it. im wanna put loaches and stuff cuz i am intrigued by ythem. i feel sorry for the yoyos cuz they dig for worms for hours on end and they find none =(. its fun to watch them they like to roll around alot. XD


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