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Old 05-26-2004, 03:49 PM   #11
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Nameless fish include, Neon Blenny, Singapore Shrimp Goby, Yellow Tail Damsel, 1 Skunk Cleaner Shrimps, purple pseudochromis.
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125gal. megaflow. Fish Residents:
Yellow Tang -(Junior), Flame Angel -(Flamey)
Bicolor Blenny -(Butch), Randall Jawfish -(Jaws)
Lawnmower Blenny -(Lenny), Talbot's Damsel -(Dottie), Tomato Clown -(Ketchup)
Nameless fish include, Neon Blenny, Singapore Shrimp Goby, Yellow Tail Damsel, 1 Skunk Cleaner Shrimps, purple pseudochromis.
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125gal. megaflow. Fish Residents:
Yellow Tang -(Junior), Flame Angel -(Flamey)
Bicolor Blenny -(Butch), Randall Jawfish -(Jaws)
Lawnmower Blenny -(Lenny), Talbot's Damsel -(Dottie), Tomato Clown -(Ketchup)
Nameless fish include, Neon Blenny, Singapore Shrimp Goby, Yellow Tail Damsel, 1 Skunk Cleaner Shrimps, purple pseudochromis.
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Many rentors insurance only covers loss of your property, not damage you cause to other peoples property so read the fine print.
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Old 05-26-2004, 10:23 PM   #17
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Wouldn't a water bed weigh much more? If the building says water beds are ok, then why shouldn't the tank be?
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Old 05-28-2004, 01:58 AM   #18
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Look at it this way the tank is 55 gallons with 75 pounds of live rock in the tank it's not really 55 gallons of saltwater...more like 40 something gallons plus the sump.

I live on the second floor and my 50 gallon is fine. I do live in the corner apartment with the laundry room below...very quite so I'm guessing well built building. My landloard did not bat an eye when I asked him about my tank..

I think 75 gallons would be the limit, most places are built to handle 600-800 pounds.
They have to have codes on that sort of thing depending on age of the building, ask a building contractor or city hall records on the actual apartments specs.
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what are you doing with your old 55???? i live in florida
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Wouldn't a water bed weigh much more? If the building says water beds are ok, then why shouldn't the tank be?
Water beds also have a much larger foot print. So if the water filled portion is a foot think, then the maximum pressure under it is 62 lb / sqft. That's not too much. A 55 gallon tank on the other hand, taking mine for example:

55 gallons water (inc sump): 465
stand:70
tank:50 (not sure on this)
rock:130
sand: 100

total : 815 lb on roughly 4 square feet

or 204 lb/sqft, about 3x the load of a waterbed.

Hope that helps

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