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bluefalcon505
04-24-2016, 11:06 AM
I know what the weight limit of fully loaded 75 gallon tank, but I am wondering is do any know if a 2nd floor house will hold the weight of a fully loaded 75 gallon aquarium with substrate and decorations.

aXio
04-24-2016, 11:59 AM
I know what the weight limit of fully loaded 75 gallon tank, but I am wondering is do any know if a 2nd floor house will hold the weight of a fully loaded 75 gallon aquarium with substrate and decorations.

It will entirely depend on your home. If it is on a "load bearing" or an outside wall then you can put a 75 gallon there with out an problems or hesitation. But on internal walls that aren't meant to be "load bearing" it will depend on the way your home was built.

Honestly 75 Gallon is not nearly as heavy as people think. Most homes less then 30-40 years of age should be able to hold a tank that size no matter where you put it. Load bearing wall or not... but there are exceptions of course!

bluefalcon505
04-24-2016, 12:19 PM
That's why I'm thinking as well, I was talking to someone about it at there house and I was just trying to make sure I was thinking the same thing.

peathenster
04-24-2016, 01:43 PM
Make sure it's next to weight bearing wall and perpendicular to the beams.

Mog Carns
04-24-2016, 01:57 PM
750 pounds. Do you worry about a couch with 3 people sitting on it falling through the floor?

aXio
04-24-2016, 02:05 PM
750 pounds. Do you worry about a couch with 3 people sitting on it falling through the floor?

+1 I always ask a similar question to my customers that are worried =) Honestly as a service company we don't even really think twice about it unless it's 150g + tank.

Demonfish
04-24-2016, 02:20 PM
They only ones I worry about are the stands with only 4 little feet. They can make dimples in your floor, and you can counter that by placing a board under them.