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Old 01-28-2007, 11:17 AM   #1
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Need a little help with 90gal

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Im upgrading from a 46 bowfront to a 90gal. I live in a doublewide
mobile home is my floor going to hold? no basement and the whole
bottom covered with insulation dont know whats under it. dont want to tear it up.
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Old 01-28-2007, 12:34 PM   #2
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Funny coincidence... I bought my 125g from a guy in a mobile home for $300 because he had to get it out quick because it was breaking thru his floor.

The floor in a mobile home is only plywood.
I you're going to attempt it (which I wouldn't recommend), at least put down a large sheet of 3/4" plywood as a base to help distribute the weight over a bigger area (at least 6-8" around) than the footprint of the tank.
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That a good question. You can figure water weighs 8.15 lbs per gallon and the weight of your tank and stand. You might be better off asking the manufacturer of your DW. If you do I would make sure you are going across the beams. It would be comparable to 4 full grown ( At least 200 Lbs) men standing side by side.
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its a 1999 the floor has 2x6 in it
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Old 01-28-2007, 02:58 PM   #5
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Could you build up concrete blocks underneath where the tank will be?
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They also make jacks that can be used to hold up the floor from under the DW
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I have a brother in law who is 500+ lbs and he has gone through his 1997 DW 3 times so far just walking around. (not a joke)

Granted that's a lot of weight only distributed through two feet but I have little faith in any DW being able to support 1200+ lbs without serious added support.
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I have to agree with tecwzrd. My first place was a modular home (fancy DW) and I got my 55 while living there and I got under the huse and braced the floor where the tank was going just to be safe. I would not recomend setting up a 120 without some serious structural support!!!
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Any way you could build an addition off the DW which could house the tank and act as a fish room?
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Thanks all
going to try to brace with 4x4 and block under house where tank is
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