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Old 04-01-2012, 10:49 PM   #21
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lol well thats not gonna be possible...
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Old 04-01-2012, 11:14 PM   #22
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Every gallon of water weighs 8.34 lbs so a 100 gallon tank will have 834 lbs of just water....it adds up quick lol
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Old 04-01-2012, 11:28 PM   #23
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yea so roughly 1400lbs
how could i find out how much weight my floor supports?
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Old 04-01-2012, 11:30 PM   #24
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First are you renting cause if so speak to the landlord. if not then can you check under the floor say in the basement to see which way the beams are running and the way they are attached and age...either way anything over 1000lbs id brace the floor
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http://www.african-cichlid.com/Structure.htm
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Old 04-01-2012, 11:42 PM   #26
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If you know a contractor, architect or a building inspector you could ask them. When we built our house all my father and law asked me to do is figure out the max weight for him and he took care of the rest.
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Old 04-02-2012, 12:04 AM   #27
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Dam, that puts a big wall on my plans, wasn't even thinking about that...
What exactly would i ask my landlord? hey can this 1500lbs fish tank be ok?
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Old 04-02-2012, 12:15 AM   #28
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Dam, that puts a big wall on my plans, wasn't even thinking about that...
What exactly would i ask my landlord? hey can this 1500lbs fish tank be ok?
No just be like "hey if you notice any ceiling sag or floor rot or even flooding from my apartment, no worries it's just the 1500 lbs of water ive decided to store.". Hah but seriously I'd ask if the floors are rated for a certain weight. Usually there is some built in leeway for that kinda thing but not much. Say a ladder rated to only allow 1 200lb man to be on it will actually hold double that rating but for safety sake it's not allowed to be rated that high. Same idea for floors but less leeway. floors can usually hold dead loads of alot of weight but due to building code and the risk to structural integrity you don't want to push ur luck cuz over time it's going to get weaker. And that would really suck for the 1st floor tenants.
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Old 04-02-2012, 12:41 AM   #29
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hmm, i c.. well thats good to know at least... well ima ask and see the answer.. and if anything... i'll just wait till i move and make the purchase for the 150gal tank..
no point in purchasing a 90gal tank now, then purchasing another 150gal tank in 2 years...

comes to worst i'll just get started on the 55 gal tank into a saltwater tnk
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Old 04-02-2012, 12:47 AM   #30
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I would just convert the 55 now. Buy equipment that will be suitable for a tank you have in mind for the future. Ie I bought a skimmer rated for 180 gallons when I had my 75 because I knew I'd be moving up. And get led lighting that's expandable. If you do it right you'll have an amazing tank now and when you move all you have to do is get the tank and some extras.
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