Originally Posted by cerulean_blue
Does anyone ever worry about keeping their aquarium on a second floor or in an apartment and crashing through the floor? Or causing some sort of damage?
I know it's probably safe, but for example I have a 55gal, and with everything in it, probably ways around 700lbs. And I always have nightmares about coming home and finding something horrific...
Are most 2nd floors and apartment complexes built with certain weight capacities?
I worried about this too before I got mine! I actually bought a 46 instead of a 72 because of it. I live on the 4th floor of an apartment building built in the 1930s.
I researched it for months, there's a TON of material on the Internet about it. Honestly, unless it's over a 100 gallons I'm sure you're fine. I'm sure somebody will chime in here with specifics. A lot of it has to do with weight distribution.