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Old 06-24-2013, 03:52 AM   #1
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Large tanks in apartments??

Would like to know if anyone has a large tank in their apartment. Would love to know as im moving in a few months. I want to amalgamate all my tanks in to one big tank. Im looking 6 to 7 feet tank - long story short; with all the water, rocks, driftwood, gravel, sump etc the tank will weigh about a tonne. So, i need to know if i should be looking for an apartment on the ground floor. My neighbour believes new apartments built in melb/victoria have a gross load limit of 1 tonne per sq meter. Can anyone give me any info thanks.
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Old 06-24-2013, 04:05 AM   #2
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I would defenetly go for the ground apt. Two things come to mind damage to tenents under you and hassel of moving everything to a second floor. I only have a 4 FT tank.
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Old 06-24-2013, 04:29 AM   #3
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Would like to know if anyone has a large tank in their apartment. Would love to know as im moving in a few months. I want to amalgamate all my tanks in to one big tank. Im looking 6 to 7 feet tank - long story short; with all the water, rocks, driftwood, gravel, sump etc the tank will weigh about a tonne. So, i need to know if i should be looking for an apartment on the ground floor. My neighbour believes new apartments built in melb/victoria have a gross load limit of 1 tonne per sq meter. Can anyone give me any info thanks.
Ground ... That's the problem I have with my apartment the floors already sag so I can't get much bigger . I should have just paid "120$ more a year and moved a building down that wasn't a total dump was in the basement and had its own backyard! Tiny but enough for a grill some lawn chairs and a fire pit man did I screw up!
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Also, if you can't get a ground floor apartment, make sure your tank spans across the joists in the floor, instead of running parallel to them, otherwise, your downstairs neighbors will wake up with a pond in their living room.
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I'm just trying to find an apartment where I can keep my aquariums...
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Old 06-25-2013, 09:17 PM   #6
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I think my measurements are wrong im looking at more like 700kg's. Regardless still very heavy. I might just stick to the ground level - as you said pat might also come with a little courtyard! Just so hard as i must buy a brand new appt to gain the first home owners grant from the government. so it narrows my search options,
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I think my measurements are wrong im looking at more like 700kg's. Regardless still very heavy. I might just stick to the ground level - as you said pat might also come with a little courtyard! Just so hard as i must buy a brand new appt to gain the first home owners grant from the government. so it narrows my search options,
Buy an apartment or rent ? Or are you looking for a condo that or things work differently over seas I've never heard of buying an apt.
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Lol. I had to google condo, yes im buying a condo. We call it an apartment here aus.
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Also, if you can't get a ground floor apartment, make sure your tank spans across the joists in the floor, instead of running parallel to them, otherwise, your downstairs neighbors will wake up with a pond in their living room.
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I live in an upstairs it sucks! I have so many tanks that I can't set up here so I stick to my 36 & 20 gallons. Def go for the downstairs. I didn't know I'd fall in love with fish when I moved in here I'm currently looking to move pretty much just for the fish lol
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