Hey guys, I live on the second story of an apartment built in the 1970's. It is in good shape and it doesn't seem rickety at all. I'm getting a 75 and I'm wondering if there could be any problems at all with it weighing too much.
Cool! Thanks a lot. So, should I upgrade to a 110?? Haha. I better stick to the 75. I can't wait! I'm might get a black rhom or a school of caribas. Could I put 2 black rhom's in a 75? How many caribas could I put in there? Thanks!
Hey that all dependds on the construction of the building really... best way to find out is just to ask the landLord or if you know the contract company that built the building then ask them...
... but as long as it ios not a lower class building then you should be ok.... good luck
I have a 80 gallon tank on the fifth floor of a late 19th century warehouse. No probs at all.
My landlord told me the floor could easily hold a 2000 pound tank, but I don't think I'll risk that (just the image of hundreds of gallons of water flowing through the entire building gives me the shivers...)
I wouldnt put more than 3 cariba in a 75g you would be asking for trouble. Think of it this way a 125g tank running with water, rocks fish etc etc, would weigh 1600lb max, so that is like saying your floor cant hold 8 people in there
Ummmmm, no math wiz here, like Sir Nate, but this is 1600 lbs centered in one area of the room. What happens when you add 8 people in the other side of the room on a floor that may not be designed to hold this kind of weight? hmmm? I personally don't think you will have a problem, but I would stick with putting tank where the weight might be better centered over a joist for support. Otherwise, I don't see much of a problem so long as it don't go crashing through your below neighbors pad. Been known to happen, but rare by today's building code.