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Old 02-12-2014, 03:31 PM   #11
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75 gallons of seawater weighs much more than 140 lbs.
I meant the tank alone weighs 75g but aparently I didn't type tank and only thought it in my head
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Heh0818 is your tank currently sitting on 2x10's? Is it full and operating?

I have a metal stand, so it's definitely not 50lbs, but that means my weight is only distributed through the four small points it contacts the floor. Wondering if this would be a problem?

I have carpet over plywood in that room.
If I was you, I'd get someone to come out and inspect before hand. 75g of water is a lot to mop up!
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Chart to help you.

Aquarium Sizes and Weight Chart
Maybe this will help. I've actually checked it out with my 5 gallon and 10 gallon and it's pretty accurate (at least for those two).
Take into consideration you are taking the
weight of your aquarium (filters, hood, tank, lights) + amount of water actually in it (displacement) + decor + fish + your stand +any supplies in your stand = total amount
Also, if your stand has feet, (4 points) you might want to set it atop something (like a piece of plywood) to help distribute the weight. I would be nervous about 2nd floor stuff, but that's just me.
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You can also get the weight of the tank from Marineland's page: http://www.marineland.com/Products/g...FEA649D9F.ashx Those are good ballpark numbers for just the tank (vs filled weight) so that you can more accurately determine how much weight you are dealing with.

Note that both the Marineland numbers and the numbers posted above are for glass tanks.
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