Do I Need Floor Supporting?!?

One of the questions that is inevitably asked in every aquarium chat room, newsgroup and bulletin board is "just how large an aquarium can my...
  1. kalare

    kalare Well-Known Member

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    Do you live on the first floor? If you live on a floor above, the concrete is very thin and only there for sound dampening...that is of course unless your building is a reinforced concrete building. I'm generally working on the assumption that you're in a wood framed building. However, in either case, I believe in your case you'll be fine, fill that tank up!
     
  2. Gustavo Martinez

    Gustavo Martinez Active Member

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    Awesome write up and advice... I cant wait to go look at my floor in my basement after work, lol... Im going to be setting up a 55g Hexagon, sitting on a 36" stand towards the front of the house in the corner, so I think It should be ok. But doesn't hurt to add some support just in case....
     
  3. kalare

    kalare Well-Known Member

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    55g in a corner will, as you said, most likely (99%) be fine. Of course, feel free to post back with some framing information for a more solid answer.
     
  4. Caleb740

    Caleb740 Active Member

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    Old, but a great read! Needed this information for my new setup! Thanks.
     

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