Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 11-26-2019, 05:01 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2019
Posts: 1
Fish tank above foundation wall

Hi,

I would like to place a 125-150 gallon aquarium in my living room. My living room overlaps the basement foundation so I was thinking of placing the aquarium just above the concrete foundation wall. The tank size is 74 inches wide, the basement joists are 2"x10" set 16 inches apart, so the tank would span over 4 joists right above the concrete foundation wall.

Do you think such a setting would be appropriate?

Thank you.
__________________

__________________
FishTnk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2019, 10:57 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Posts: 124
Quote:
Originally Posted by FishTnk View Post
Hi,

I would like to place a 125-150 gallon aquarium in my living room. My living room overlaps the basement foundation so I was thinking of placing the aquarium just above the concrete foundation wall. The tank size is 74 inches wide, the basement joists are 2"x10" set 16 inches apart, so the tank would span over 4 joists right above the concrete foundation wall.

Do you think such a setting would be appropriate?

Thank you.
if you are asking if it would be safe to do so, I would say for sure, sounds like an ideal place to put it. Ask yourself could you have 6-8 of your bigger friends stand in the place where you want to put that tank and would the floor hold up, if you could then you are fine.
__________________

__________________
kbalaz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2019, 11:44 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
BBradbury's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 5,011
Hello Fish...

The tank will be roughly 1,500 pounds set up. As long as you avoid setting up a large tank in the middle of a room, it will be fine sitting next to a wall. Your tank will also have the benefit of a concrete base. I think you're good.

B
__________________
"Fear not, my young apprentice. Just change the tank water."
BBradbury is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
fish, fish tank, tan, tank, wall

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dr foster smith fiji foundation rock SwimsWithFish Saltwater Reef Aquaria 3 10-30-2011 01:09 AM
Midwest Coral Farm (Reef Ball Foundation) Tank2379 Midwest & the Dakotas 5 06-28-2010 05:11 PM
I ordered some Foundation "Live" Rock... Q? mike3epanda Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 5 06-20-2007 01:05 AM
foundation rock troutman11111 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 14 01-12-2003 12:47 AM







» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:01 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.