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Old 10-26-2008, 02:41 PM   #11
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the dresser squeaks and thing tend to vibrate on it as where it didnt when the tank was not there. And it is on the outside wall!! i talked to a friend at my local pet store and he said that it was fine!

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Can you get into the crawl space underneath where the tank is? If you can, check to see which way the floor joists are running. If they run perpendicular to the long dimension of the tank then you should be OK. If they run parallel to the long dimension of the tank then you might want to think about some additional support, as less joists will be supporting the tank than in the first case. But unless your house is very old an 80g should be OK. Certainly the pressure from the tank has changed the loading on the floor, which could affect the floor near the bureau slightly, shifting pressure on the bureau legs and causing a squeak somewhere.

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My guess based on the drawing posted the joist are running parallel to the tank. Most of the time they will run from front to back. Assuming the pic they posted is similar to the actual orientation of the house. Either way I would get under the house and have a look at things and see what is going on there. I agree if this is a new house you should not have any issues. It is of course better to be safe then sorry.

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