What Size Tank Can I Get?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Aquarium Builds' started by Ioana Dog, Apr 15, 2018.

  1. Ioana Dog

    Ioana DogValued MemberMember

    I live in a townhouse and currently have a 45g and multiple small tanks throughout the house. I want to upgrade to a bigger tank but how do I know if my floors can handle the weight of a bigger tank? The unit was built in the late 1970s. I have a crawl space underneath my house instead of a basement so all my floors are supported by beams (I don’t have a cement floor that could hold a lot more weight).
  2. dwarfpufferlover

    dwarfpufferloverWell Known MemberMember

    I would be on the side of caution over 55 gallons, unless you could ask and confirm with the landlord or maintenance. Its very arguable since we can't see underneath your floor :/
  3. Thunder_o_b

    Thunder_o_bFishlore VIPMember

    The only way to really know is to call in a foundation specialist.
  4. psalm18.2

    psalm18.2Fishlore LegendMember

    Can you brace the crawl space under the house? I've seen this done for large tanks.
  5. OP
    Ioana Dog

    Ioana DogValued MemberMember

    Not sure. Guess I have to find a contractor? Great verses BTW. I have an anchor in my 45 because He is my anchor and it’s a good reminder.
  6. OP
    Ioana Dog

    Ioana DogValued MemberMember

    I ended up getting a second 45 so I can get rid of some of my smaller tanks. I figured two on opposite end of the room against an outer wall across multiple beams would work. I also want to keep different fish in each that can’t go into one tank. Hopefully this wasn’t a mistake.

  7. Fashooga

    FashoogaFishlore VIPMember

    Geez, these tanks make your TV small...
  8. OP
    Ioana Dog

    Ioana DogValued MemberMember

    I watch the tanks way more than the TV, it isn’t even plugged in. The diamond tetras like to ride the current from the air stone like it’s a roller coaster so it’s fun to watch.

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