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Old 06-17-2012, 01:33 AM   #31
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Well one trip to the pet store and I am now the proud new owner of yet again another fish tank, I got a real good deal on a 20 gal marieneland tank it came with a penguin 150 bio wheel and LED hood, so now have 6 tanks total, my husband said if I keep buying fish tanks that I need to start a fish store so at least I could make a little money back on my investments.
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Old 06-17-2012, 08:33 AM   #32
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I wish I knew how to fit another tank in my house
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Old 06-17-2012, 10:04 AM   #33
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lol, I am quickly running out of places to put them
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Old 06-17-2012, 10:08 AM   #34
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Where to put my 150! The thing will weigh around 1,200 lbs
Its going to be in th unfinished basement most likely
Sigh- what is the point of it when it is all the way down there?
By the way, do you think the house will hold that much weight on the first floor if built to code 20 years ago?
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Only one way to find out ... Know any structural engineers?
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Old 06-17-2012, 11:57 AM   #36
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if you can see the cross members in the un finished basement, you can try to locate a place that makes certain the tank is sitting on those but it should be ok. if you have any doubt you can place braces in the basement from the floor to the rafters down there to re enforce the floor and then enjoy your aquarium up in the main floor. I think you would be ok with out the reinforcement but wouldn't be a bad idea
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Old 06-17-2012, 12:03 PM   #37
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I have worked in the building trade for years, if i could see your house it would help but with out looking personally I am un sure. If you put braces in the basement that will make certain that your tank will be fine and will cause no damage to your home.
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Old 06-17-2012, 05:41 PM   #38
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+1 braces would be great best way to ensure you will be good some floor to ceiling braces in the basement you could even build an extra room down there if you wanted give extra support. I have built rooms before in a day but I have been doing construction for 10 years but it's honestly pretty easy if you have a chalk line a level some screws and a drill.
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