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Old 03-09-2007, 04:28 PM   #1
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120 tank on 2nd floor condo

its been set up for two months. Couldn't find answers from anyone. Talked to a couple of construction guys and they said it would be ok. Still worried. The beams are on 16" centers running parallel to tank. tank is against wall. whats your comment.
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I'd go through this article which was written by a structural engineer and see if you still feel "safe".
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Re: 120 tank on 2nd floor condo

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its been set up for two months. Couldn't find answers from anyone. Talked to a couple of construction guys and they said it would be ok. Still worried. The beams are on 16" centers running parallel to tank. tank is against wall. whats your comment.
I live in a house and had my 125 set up on my second floor for about 8 months when I noticed my floor/ceiling was not able to bear the weight. Mine like yours was sitting parallel on the support beams against the wall. (our house has 3 beams running parallel for extra support) I noticed my cieling in my basement cracking and sagging under where the tank sat and had to move it just last week. The thing is I didn't notice it upstairs.

what a nightmare it was moving the tank and trying to save as much water as I could and get it done in a hurry, everything survived except some of the worms and baby critters living in the mucky sand in the very bottom that went to the shop vac and into the ditch
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