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Cichlid ism 03-09-2014 10:22 PM

75 gallon tank on 2nd floor.
 
I live on the 2nd floor in a condo. I currently have a 55 but I want to replace/upgrade to a 75. Would the extra weight be ok?

troyd75826 03-09-2014 11:51 PM

It really should be OK, the weight is only going to be around 700 lbs. If your condo can't hand that, I would really be concerned about where I am living.

Chief910 03-09-2014 11:55 PM

Lol I have a 75g upstairs now I was worried a bit but it's been a year since and it's awesome

Cichlid ism 03-10-2014 09:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by troyd75826 (Post 2868960)
It really should be OK, the weight is only going to be around 700 lbs. If your condo can't hand that, I would really be concerned about where I am living.


That's what I thought but a little reassurance is what I needed. Thanks!

jwh0818 03-10-2014 10:24 AM

Just because one can doesn't mean another can. I'd check with an inspector on the weight limit your beams can hold

Chief910 03-10-2014 12:36 PM

True bc there are different standards for building code.

jwh0818 03-10-2014 12:39 PM

And btw you need to include tank weight, substrate weight, water weight, decor weight, equipment weight, and stand weight. My tank alone with everything minus stand weighs 950lbs. Stand is now another 150lbs

Chief910 03-10-2014 12:46 PM

That's the reason I want to downsize for now until I can get on the first floor

Cichlid ism 03-10-2014 12:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jwh0818 (Post 2869485)
And btw you need to include tank weight, substrate weight, water weight, decor weight, equipment weight, and stand weight. My tank alone with everything minus stand weighs 950lbs. Stand is now another 150lbs


Thanks for the info. Will 20 gallons extra would/could cause an issue? My 55 has been there for years.

jwh0818 03-10-2014 12:59 PM

Well a 75g tank weighs 140lbs, plus whatever substrate you use and a stand your looking at a minimum of 160lbs extra just for water


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