We've planned our system, found an awesome deal on a 72 gal
bowfront tank w/stand & hood and I have one last reservation about starting. We live on the 2nd Floor of an apartment building. It's a pre-war building in NYC, with old school construction- plaster walls, hardwood floors, brick exterior, and connected to almost identical buildings all the way down the entire block. It's a solid building, that's for sure -no plywood here!
My boyfriend's father is a general contractor (not in NYC) and he says floors should be able to handle a load of 500 lbs. per sq ft. So we'll be well under that -our tank has a footprint of about 6 sq ft. Also, the wall we're putting it up against separates our apartment from the hallway so if there are any interior load bearing walls, this would be it.
But, of course I'm still nervous because of all the warnings they give you in literature about starting SW
So, does anyone here live or have a tank on the second floor? Or has anyone heard any horror stories?