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Old 01-08-2005, 03:11 PM   #1
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I was thinking of coverting my 55 gal to a reef but am getting hooked and am seriously thinking about buying a 90 gal or 120 now. My question concerns weight. The only really good spot to put a tank in my house would make it parallel with the floor joists. Is this acceptable for either the 90 or 120 gal? Or would I have to run some cross beams in the basement for added support?
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Old 01-08-2005, 05:07 PM   #2
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You can also place a tank close to a load bearing wall, it should support the weight just fine (unless its a very old house). I would try to contact the contractors that built the house if possible. Though I wouldnt worry about it too much, unless you have plans to place it in the middle of a room
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My 180 full with sand rocks and stuff is probably over 2300 lbs....figure I think it's 8.8 lbs per gallon for SW ( I really stress "think" there)
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