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Old 03-09-2014, 11:22 PM   #1
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75 gallon tank on 2nd floor.

I live on the 2nd floor in a condo. I currently have a 55 but I want to replace/upgrade to a 75. Would the extra weight be ok?
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It really should be OK, the weight is only going to be around 700 lbs. If your condo can't hand that, I would really be concerned about where I am living.
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Lol I have a 75g upstairs now I was worried a bit but it's been a year since and it's awesome
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It really should be OK, the weight is only going to be around 700 lbs. If your condo can't hand that, I would really be concerned about where I am living.

That's what I thought but a little reassurance is what I needed. Thanks!
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Just because one can doesn't mean another can. I'd check with an inspector on the weight limit your beams can hold
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True bc there are different standards for building code.
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And btw you need to include tank weight, substrate weight, water weight, decor weight, equipment weight, and stand weight. My tank alone with everything minus stand weighs 950lbs. Stand is now another 150lbs
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That's the reason I want to downsize for now until I can get on the first floor
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And btw you need to include tank weight, substrate weight, water weight, decor weight, equipment weight, and stand weight. My tank alone with everything minus stand weighs 950lbs. Stand is now another 150lbs

Thanks for the info. Will 20 gallons extra would/could cause an issue? My 55 has been there for years.
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Well a 75g tank weighs 140lbs, plus whatever substrate you use and a stand your looking at a minimum of 160lbs extra just for water
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