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Old 08-18-2011, 11:41 PM   #1
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75 gallon on 4th floor

I really haven't thought about the weight of a filled 75gal aquariumm and sump tank and the relevancy of being on the 4th floor of an apt building. I have ensured eveything is sealed and leak free, but do I need to be concerned with the weight of the filled. 75gal sitting in the same position fpr a long period of time?
I have renters insurance to cover any issue that may happen but I just wondering should I be concerned?

Please provide input on this. Than you!
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Old 08-18-2011, 11:48 PM   #2
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is it a apartment complex most floors are concrete. but im sure it will be fine unless the the place is falling apart make shore its near a exterior wall or lower bearing wall
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Old 08-18-2011, 11:51 PM   #3
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I agree with paulweck. Most apartments are built with concrete. Unless the place is literally falling apart, it should be ok.
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Old 08-18-2011, 11:54 PM   #4
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Yes it is a luxary style apartment homes community so I hope it should be concrete structures.
Thank you for the advice/suggestions. It is appreciated
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Old 08-18-2011, 11:56 PM   #5
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Weight of the water alone is 626lbs... have another ~150lbs for rock and sand.

That is too much for an upper level IMO.

Personally you need to get with your landlord to see if you can even have a tank. Some places forbid it.
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Apartments built with concrete is going to be a location deal. They are definitely not built like that here in the midwest.

You have concrete levels since you live in a hurricane zone, thus building code requires it to be.

Safe bet, contact your landlord. If he ok's it, have him sign on that. Nothing better than a written statement.
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Old 08-19-2011, 12:10 AM   #7
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Yeah that's true, here we have plenty of hurricanes so I guess it needs to be a lot stronger than buildings in other places.
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Yes I do live in hurricane zone and these are new constructed places that is required to follow hurricane structure regulations. I also have rental insurance which would cover any issues. I hope all will be ok.
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A good way to figure it out is to look above u and if the ceilings concrete then so is your floor. Either way I still. Think your be fine.
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I'm kind of surprised that the landlord doesn't have a policy against larger aquariums. Most do. What is the "pet policy" on your lease?
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