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Old 03-11-2014, 10:49 PM   #21
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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.
not immediately but over time they will most likely sag, that's why shims are a great thing!
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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.

It's definitely against a wall and it's load bearing.
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Yes, I guess he said that it helps if they are any uneven sections on the stand. Have you heard about this?
ive heard of putting egg crate under the sand to support rocks as to reduce pressure points in glass.
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nit immediately but iver time they will most likely sag, that's why shins are a great thing!

So put shims in front so it's leaning back, correct?
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Thanks Brookster for the help. I see in your profile you are a contractor and that makes me feel at ease to do the upgrade.
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Just a bit! And check once every 4 months with a level, or just use the upper rim of the tank as water level sight.
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I've got two 65 gals on a first floor apartment sat against the same wall ( load bearing) should I be concerned brookster ?

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Just keep an eye on the water level in relation to the rim, water will always find true level, if you notice it's changing than that beans your floors are sagging under the weight, if you walk by the tanks and the floor feels bouncy like a trampoline than you may have a problem, how old is the apt? People have pianos, pianos are like a thousand freakin pounds...
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I've not noticed any issues with water level or bouncy floors. My wife said the floor wont take the weight but I've had these tanks together like this for 3 months. I think she just didn't want me to have two tanks.

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