What Size Tank Can I Get?

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Ioana Dog

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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).
 

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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 :/
 

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

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Can you brace the crawl space under the house? I've seen this done for large tanks.
 
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psalm18.2 said:
Can you brace the crawl space under the house? I've seen this done for large tanks.
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.
 
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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.

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Geez, these tanks make your TV small...
 
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Fashooga said:
Geez, these tanks make your TV small...
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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