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Old 07-31-2011, 03:22 PM   #1
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Floor worries

Ok, I just got a 135 gallon tank but I'm starting to freak out about my floor being able to support it. I'm in the process of resealing the tank and refinishing the stand so I don't have them in the house yet. After much debate I think I'm going to have to get in the crawlspace and look where the joists are - not too excited about that (spiders!). The tank is 6 ft long and 18.5 wide - how many joists should I posistion it over to support it safely? I keep having these horrible mental images of this thing crashing through my floor or tipping over ect.

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Old 07-31-2011, 03:47 PM   #2
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Should be fine IMO....As long as it not in the center of the room...
Just find out which way the joists run and put it up against the wall ,running it over the joists not with them...at 6 feet long ,it should have at least 2 maybe 3 joists supporting it
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