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Old 03-22-2011, 06:09 PM   #1
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Hello all,
I am salivating to get a 75g setup. The problem is that I live in an old building. Two issues, I am pretty sure that the joists are 16" apart but I am not sure of their orientation. Meaning are they side to side or run the length of my building. Does anyone have any tricks? I also need to find them. They are hardwood floors and I am not sure a stud finder can see that deep. I obviously can't ask my landlord, pets are allowed and I already have a 29g but this will weigh in excess of 1000 lbs. I cannot go to an exterior wall either. Thanks to all.
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If you can't ask your landlord, I'm not sure I'd put a tank that size in. If something happens, and he/she tells you it has to go, what are you going to do with all those poor fish?
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I know my landlord and if he came and saw it he wouldn't make me take it down
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find a nice little creek and see if you can tell which way the board wants to flex more. they also tend to run perpendicular to the hardwood floor.
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I know my landlord and if he came and saw it he wouldn't make me take it down
Then why can't you ask him for building parameters just to be safe?
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Going to city hall and pull prints.
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Old 03-24-2011, 10:20 PM   #7
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If they are hardwood floors and they are done right the hardwood will run across the joist not with the joist
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