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Old 03-09-2014, 10:22 PM   #1
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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?
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Old 03-09-2014, 11:51 PM   #2
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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.
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Lol I have a 75g upstairs now I was worried a bit but it's been a year since and it's awesome
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Old 03-10-2014, 09:12 AM   #4
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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!
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Just because one can doesn't mean another can. I'd check with an inspector on the weight limit your beams can hold
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True bc there are different standards for building code.
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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
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That's the reason I want to downsize for now until I can get on the first floor
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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.
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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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75 gallon tank on 2nd floor.

I checked my floor joist and they are 2x10 and I will be going adjacent to them. Do you think it should be ok?
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How far spaced apart are they?
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It will be just fine , if you are concerned just add a board under the legs to distribute downward force, also shim it back toward the wall a tad so if it does settle it will not tip!
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How far spaced apart are they?

Looks like 16"
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It will be just fine , if you are concerned just add a board under the legs to distribute downward force, also shim it back toward the wall a tad so if it does settle it will not tip!

Do you mean plywood? The base of the cabinet is flat
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As long as the weight of the stand is evenly distributed than you have nothing to worry about.
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As long as the weight of the stand is evenly distributed than you have nothing to worry about.

Thanks. One more thing, someone once mentioned to me that put a piece of styrofoam underneath the tank. Is this necessary?
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Like between the bottom glass and stand?
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Like between the bottom glass and stand?

Yes, I guess he said that it helps if they are any uneven sections on the stand. Have you heard about this?
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700 lbs is nothing especially if it's against a wall which I'm sure it is. Remember the weight is spread out over several joists. The joists don't even know it's there.
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