I just picked up a 55 gallon tank w/ stand and my mom is a little worried about putting that big of a tank up on the second floor in my bedroom. She said I could put it in the basement. I already have a 37 gallon upstairs so I understand her concern not to mention with the weight of the water in the 55 gallon it could weigh up to 440 and toss in maybe 30 pounds for the stand and maybe any possible large rock decor ... I could be pushing 500 pounds. Okay, now hears the basement problem. I wouldn't call our basement finished. It's cement walls / floors and it can get pretty cold down there in the winter ( the fish going in the tank are goldfish ) but the fish don't worry me it's the cold temperature vs the glass ... does anyone keep their tanks in a basement or even a garage? What are your thoughts?