Originally Posted by cooling1981
I'm wanting to ensure the safety of setting up a 60 gallon aquarium on my 2nd floor (which is my main floor, living room kitchen, bathroom)
Does anyone have experience or knowledge in knowing if my floor will be able to support my aquarium safely? I'm roughly estimating that it will be about 720lbs with water, rocks, sand, and weight of tank & stand.
you should be fine as your tank will be spread over several floor joists
I keep a 90 , 40 , 37 , 30 , 20 , between the weight of the tanks water sand and rock I have 2536lbs spread over 8ft of floor . a average floor in a home is rated for 6000lbs per square foot per code
you have nothing to worry about you have less than half of what I have
now if your home is built before 1970 that's another ball game