Can My Floor Hold A 180 Litre Aquarium?

Gary1962

Hello everyone.
I've got the chance to upgrade from an 87 litre to a 180 litre aquarium.
I keep my aquarium in my ground floor lounge. As far as I'm aware it has traditional wooden flooring based on suspended joists.
Should it safely carry the extra weight without need for strengthening? Thanks.
 

NavyChief20

Hello everyone.
I've got the chance to upgrade from an 87 litre to a 180 litre aquarium.
I keep my aquarium in my ground floor lounge. As far as I'm aware it has traditional wooden flooring based on suspended joists.
Should it safely carry the extra weight without need for strengthening? Thanks.
You're looking at about 550 lbs not including the stand. That is just tank and water. I have a 55 and 65 gallon on my second floor. No problems.
 

2211Nighthawk

Same, 65g on a second floor. It's against a load bearing wall though.
 

KoiGuppyFan

I have a 40 gallon and a 20 gallon on a second floor so you should be fine
 

jdhef

I think you'll be fine.
 

Gary1962

Thanks for the shared experience everyone. Looks like I'm good to go then!
It's a 2-year old Juwel Rio 180 at £100. Send too good a chance to miss
 

mattgirl

Our home is built on concrete piers and 2x8's for the floor joists. My 55 gallon sits against a load bearing wall and sit across the floor joists instead of in line with them so it is supported by at least 3 floor joists. You should be fine since the new to you tank should span enough area to prevent any problems. Congratulations on your fantastic find!!!
 

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