Just new to the forum and setting up my first 75 Gallon Aquarium.
I have a question about the total weight. Ive been told that a 75G full can reach weights of 750lbs-900lbs. Not sure if this is true, but seems logical based on the weight of water.
I currently would like to set it up in an upstairs room of the house. I do not have the luxury of wall space along a load bearing wall (window right in the middle), so I am wondering if the floor joists near the middle of the room would be enough to support the tank?
The joists are 2x12 and the total span of the joists from wall to wall is 14 feet. They are spaced at 16 inches on center.
I know that's specific, and I'm not sure if anyone knows how much one joist like that can support, but I'm wondering if anyone else has a 75 gallon tank currently set up in a similar situation.
I have made sure the tank is perpendicular to the joists so that it spans 4 of them. It currently rests 5.5 feet off of a load bearing wall.
Any help on this matter would be appreciated. I Would like to get my tank up and running as soon as possible.