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Old 03-31-2014, 07:17 PM   #41
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Ya that's a killer tank, I'd LOVE to have that as a FOWLR Tank. Looks like it could use some better lighting though, get some blue in there and more power but other than that it's pretty bad ***.
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Old 03-31-2014, 08:37 PM   #42
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Thank you all, yes i am very excited about the size of the tank, it seems very accommodating of different species and thats why i picked it up.

I managed to find a spot where i could peel back the carpet and i have attached a picture of the material I saw below. I am not sure what this is and if it may be stable enough? Any ideas?? Will this be safe or will the tank go through the floor? whats the worst that could happen?
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Old 03-31-2014, 08:54 PM   #43
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That thing is going to be insanely heavy and I'm guessing could cause issues. That is over 6,000 pounds of water.

Have you planned out the move? My 240 is 8x2x2 and it took four of us to get it up and moved and it got tricky getting it in the front door. This being two more on top seems like it will be quite a challenge.
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Please help ! Beginner with 700 Gallon Tank!

In a rental house it would scare me. What if upon a inspection the land lord doesn't like the stress it's placing in HIS house and orders you to take it down. Before I spent $$$ I would cover my bases. Moving it won't seem like so much fun after you move it the first time. Not to say you can't do it, but I am exhausted thinking about it.

If it was your house, I would recommend you have someone look at the floor unless it is concrete poured on the ground. This is not only a lot of weight, but it's a tall aquarium that will concentrate more weight to a smaller area. This ain't no 55 gallon.
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Old 03-31-2014, 09:48 PM   #46
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This ain't no 300 either. The sheer volume of this tank would scare me. I'm not saying I wouldn't do it...I'd just be nervous.
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yea i am nervous too. thats actually my only concern. our movers are bringing it over so thats going to be pretty hassle free. But i do not know how to figuire out if the floor is concrete or not. Any suggestions?
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In all fairness if its a house in arizona, more than likely its a concrete floor. Due to Calechi as a soil type, basements are not common and mostly just a concrete foundation is poured to frame the house up.
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If you don't have a basement (unlikely in Az) or a crawl space, your floor is laid on the ground and should take the weight easily.
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I just had a contractor come out and according to him , it is a concrete slab and about 3000 psi. Looks like it's a go !! Thanks for bringing this to my attention though !
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