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Old 12-04-2005, 11:04 AM   #11
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I am 6'2" 240lbs. I put more PSI on the floor than your tank would. If your floor can't hold that tank, I might begin to fear for your safety. People put waterbeds in their 2nd floor apartments. I can't imagine that a giant bag of water and two adults wouldn't stress a floor more than your tank.

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If you are trying to figure out where your joists run get a deepscan studfinder and run it across your floor until you find the joists.

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Old 12-05-2005, 04:30 AM   #13
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Great topic, I live on a third floor apartment and was thinking about starting a 100 gal. next summer. With live rock, I'm guessing this will be about 1,000+lbs in about a 6x3 area depending on the stand. Weight is defineatly an issue I am concerned about, but I think if one builds a custom stand for the tank and covers as much surface area as possible, it shoulden't be a problem. Kinda like the statement of the water bed and the particle board base. Mentioning this to your landlord might be wise too. Don't forget the renter's insurance, for just in case!

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