Originally Posted by Jnthn932
...I think a fifty five gallon tank placed at the bottom would be more than heavy enough to prevent tipping. It's going to be placed on the first floor of my home.
Even on the first floor, that is a LOT of weight to put in one small area. If your floor is on a slab that shouldnt be an issue but if you have a crawlspace under the house you might want to consider putting some extra shoring under the floor joists to prevent them sagging or worse. It's MUCH better to be safe than sorry.
You can do this with some concrete blocks and shims by placing 2 4X8-inch solid blocks on the ground side by side. Make sure they are level and I would get them down into the dirt where is is compacted either by nature or having been done during your house construction. Place concrete blocks on top, alternating directions until you get close to the joists. Place solid blocks on top and fill in the spacing with wood shims. Keep good pressure on the joists but dont put so much that it lifts them.