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Old 03-31-2014, 11:17 AM   #1
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Aquarium in apartment

I was wondering a lot of us have pretty big tanks inside of our apartments, what is the biggest tank that you guys have put in an apartment? What floor do you stay on and what did the front office have to say about it ?
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Old 03-31-2014, 02:52 PM   #2
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It is completely up to management. On ground floors it's less of an issue. You must have their prior permission for anything above about 10 gallons would be my guess. They hate fish tanks and water beds.

Tank goes against a load bearing wall, most of the time that can be a outside wall. It should sit in a way that water spills are contained, like maybe a tray or liner.
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I would rather apologies than ask

Id say if a high rise ( 5 or more stories) the weight should be ok up to a 90 or 125 without too much trouble

In a house or low rise you could have issues.
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I have a medium 3 1/2 appartement, and I have a 10g qt, 20g reef, and a 30g hightech fw.

So 60g total volume.
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I would rather apologies than ask

Id say if a high rise ( 5 or more stories) the weight should be ok up to a 90 or 125 without too much trouble

In a house or low rise you could have issues.

Only problem with that is your lease. They could also sue for damages and win. Weight isn't the issue, it's water damage to your unit and the ones below.
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I have a 55 gallon in my apartment I'm on the 8th floor

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I'm an insurance broker. If you have a renters policy. It would cover most water damage that you were legally liable for.
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I had a 125 with a 75 gallon sump underneath on a second floor apartment for a couple years
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I had a 125 with a 75 gallon sump underneath on a second floor apartment for a couple years

Sweet tank. *goes to find a tissue to wipe drool off face with*
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It was one of the first....notice the softies and ghetto lighting...
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