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Old 03-11-2014, 07:56 PM   #11
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75 gallon tank on 2nd floor.

I checked my floor joist and they are 2x10 and I will be going adjacent to them. Do you think it should be ok?
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How far spaced apart are they?
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It will be just fine , if you are concerned just add a board under the legs to distribute downward force, also shim it back toward the wall a tad so if it does settle it will not tip!
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How far spaced apart are they?

Looks like 16"
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It will be just fine , if you are concerned just add a board under the legs to distribute downward force, also shim it back toward the wall a tad so if it does settle it will not tip!

Do you mean plywood? The base of the cabinet is flat
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As long as the weight of the stand is evenly distributed than you have nothing to worry about.
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As long as the weight of the stand is evenly distributed than you have nothing to worry about.

Thanks. One more thing, someone once mentioned to me that put a piece of styrofoam underneath the tank. Is this necessary?
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Like between the bottom glass and stand?
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Like between the bottom glass and stand?

Yes, I guess he said that it helps if they are any uneven sections on the stand. Have you heard about this?
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700 lbs is nothing especially if it's against a wall which I'm sure it is. Remember the weight is spread out over several joists. The joists don't even know it's there.
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