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Old 04-02-2012, 02:10 AM   #51
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Find a guy who works there like one of the maintainence (I can't spell) guys and ask him what the floor load is. Like how many pounds per square foot can the floor withstand? 100? 200? 400? My 180 gallon sits on a stand that's 8'8" long by 2'. So I have a foot print of 17.5 sq ft. The tank/stand/rock/water weigh in at 2750 lbs. so I have 157lbs per sq ft of pressure on that exact area. Does all this matter? Yes and no. Floor dead weight is really what you need to know. How much weight can you put there. And include everything else in that room. Sorry for the long response
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Old 04-02-2012, 02:15 AM   #52
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no no, the longer the better, tryna soak up as much info as possible.
This complex is ran by Elderly people and no maintenance man really, the owners brother comes and fixes a few things if things needs to be fixed.. but i guess i gotta go to the owner/landlord to figure this stuff out..
im guessing before i even think of moving up from a 55gal tank i should figure this stuff out
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Old 04-02-2012, 02:19 AM   #53
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Good idea. My brother in law is a maintence man and where he lives they don't allow over 40 gal because of water damage issues. You could actually put a 300 gallon tank on the second floor if it wasn't for that. If you could get it up the stairs!
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Old 04-02-2012, 02:26 AM   #54
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lol yea thats the hardest part getting it up the stairs... not to mention my stairs does a 180 turn midway then a complete 360 turn around
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Old 04-02-2012, 09:00 AM   #55
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Residential Wood Framed Floors

I supported my floor (basement ceiling) for my 280
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Old 04-03-2012, 01:06 AM   #56
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What do u guys think about this deal
SALTWATER REEF TANK RARE DEAL
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Old 04-03-2012, 01:16 AM   #57
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If its true I think it's an awesome deal. How often do you get actual rock from the great barrier reef? Never nowadays. That rock is prolly thousands of years old.
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Old 04-03-2012, 01:20 AM   #58
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That's wat I was thinking, we exchanged a couple emails he won't be back from Asia till June perfect timeline for me
Seems like an awesome deal. Anyone has the link to the tank however? The link he provided doesn't seem to work for me
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Old 04-03-2012, 07:27 PM   #59
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Saltwater is 10 pounds per gallon rock and sand displace water so take you total Gallons multiply by 10 divide it by your stand base length, and width that contact your floor that's it
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Old 04-03-2012, 07:30 PM   #60
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Sorry didn't read all already got your answer
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