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Old 07-22-2011, 11:16 AM   #11
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That's not a system we see over here in the states, at least no where I've ever seen.
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But it looks to be about a 92g tank which is what we were commenting on.
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Old 07-22-2011, 02:49 PM   #13
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A house from the 1940's has better structure. You can park a car in the middle of a 12 x 12 room with supports on side eg. Load bearing walls, if has a post in middle to concrete could be upwards of 10000 pounds spread out, but remember a tank is more concentrated, put in the strongest point with the best load dispersal, cross bracing between the stringers also helps, you'd have trouble even putting a 1/8 inch bow in the floor with anything under 200 gallons, just watch out for dry rot and everything will be all cool, I love old construction with real wood, these new toys are us Lego set houses are nothing in comparison to rough lumber have fun you lucky son of a gun lol
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Water ways around eight pounds a gallon, so you're looking around 720 pounds there plus the added weight of gravel and decorations. If it's a newer building I don't see why not because they have just been built.
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I would feel safer putting it in the older home before I would the second. Things were built much better back then.
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This question seem to come up a lot Ok here's what i have done for the past 7 yrs strech a string across the floor where the tank will sit then mark the tanks foot print on the floor
Now the hard work you need to find bags of sand or free weights i keep a thousand lbs in 50 lb bags you load the tanks foot print with the sand/weights and watch for any sag in the floor, it will sag away from the string.
By adding 50lbs at a time you can watch for problems and head them off before it's to late Or you could cross your fingers and hope to get lucky
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This question seem to come up a lot Ok here's what i have done for the past 7 yrs strech a string across the floor where the tank will sit then mark the tanks foot print on the floor
Now the hard work you need to find bags of sand or free weights i keep a thousand lbs in 50 lb bags you load the tanks foot print with the sand/weights and watch for any sag in the floor, it will sag away from the string.
By adding 50lbs at a time you can watch for problems and head them off before it's to late Or you could cross your fingers and hope to get lucky
That's a good idea man
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Thank you every1 for your comments much appreciated
I'll try most if not all the methods.
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