Bought a 155 gallon glass aquarium.
That is about 1300 lbs of water weight, I think.
The glass tank is really heavy, so much so that my friend and I were worried about dropping it just during the unloading process.
I would guess the tank weighs 200 lbs.
The stand that came with it from the LFS
is your typical pressboard type fabrication.
It is maybe 75 lbs (I am guessing)
I plan on adding about 150 lbs of sand if that sounds about right.
That's about a ton of weight on my living room floor (single story).
My home is 2004 construction, with a concrete slab foundation.
The floor consists of really nice 18" tiles (it was a model home).
My question is this:
The stand has four very shallow round feet, ostensibly to adjust height, although I cant imagine doing that after the tank is in place.
Those feet...will they concentrate the weight and crack my tile? Should I use some wide coasters?
Or should I not mess with the design and leave things alone?
I'm interested in success stories and failures with respect to these weight issues.
And recommendations, if you have any.
"Tanks a lot!"