Originally Posted by DBrossman
I'm wondering if you all could give me a little insight from experience. I am looking to upgrade my tank size because my fish are out-growing their home. I have a 20 gal
. long and am looking to upgrade to a 55 or 75. My main concern is the overall weight of the whole setup.
The 55 gal
. would weigh almost 650 lbs. and the 75 gal
. would weigh almost 900 lbs., my house is not on a slab foundation so I am wondering if I need to add any extra support to the floor boards?
I would really hate to fill up the tank and come home one day to find out that my fish are on the floor and I have 55 to 75 gallons of water on the floor.
As long as you use a proper aquarium stand for those sizes, you'll be fine. Span the stand over the floor beams for that extra support. Plenty of member in similar situations with your setup.
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