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Old 10/11/2018, 03:09 PM   #1
ChimolaFish
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Moving my 300g

Hi, All,

I'm finishing up my master's in the spring and will be moving somewhere in New England, possibly to Boston metro area and was wondering about how to deal with finding an apartment that would support the weight of my 300g. Right now I'm in a house with a basement and have it down there, but was wondering if most highrises (that would allow a 300g) would be able to support the weight of a 300g not being reinforced. Don't they generally have concrete slabs inbetween each floor plate?
Ideally I'd find a house to rent somewhere, but don't know where I'm going to end up. Does anyone use floor jacks on each corner to reinforce their large aquariums? I know someone who kept their 240 (8') on an outside wall on the ground floor with one jack under each side of the tank and it was fine there for 10 years, but my tank is a tad larger and spaced worse. How does everyone else not in a house they own and on a concrete foundation dealing with their large tanks?

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Old 10/11/2018, 04:45 PM   #2
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I would be EXTREMELY leery about putting a 300 anywhere other than ground floor. Without proper reinforcement specifically under the aquarium, it is just inviting a MAJOR disaster. We are talking in the 4000lbs (2 ton) range after water, rocks, equipment, and the tank itself. I had a 300 on the ground floor with a steel stand (weighed ~1000lbs) and it put dents in the concrete. I would sure not want that in a highrise!


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Old 10/11/2018, 07:05 PM   #3
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Ground floor only! Please


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Old 10/11/2018, 08:22 PM   #4
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Thanks for the reply, guys.

I'm aware of how much they weigh, haha. So, ground floor is rather ambiguous, at least where I am now. Ground floor is never actually on the ground, there's either a basement underneath or a crawl space. Obviously the ground floor can support more weight, but no standard floor from wood construction is going to be able to support a 300g.

How did your tank put dents in the concrete? How long was it there? Also, your stand weight 1000 lbs?

Anybody rent and have a large aquarium?


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