Will The Floor Buckle?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by Sakana魚, Jul 31, 2017.

  1. Sakana魚Well Known MemberMember

    I have two entertainment stands stacked on top of each other that are full of books. I was thinking about setting up my 20 long on top of them but I am worried about the floor being able to support all of that.

    Should I store my 20 and downgrade to a 10?
     
  2. Bruxes and BubblesWell Known MemberMember

    20 gallons are about 180-ish pounds fully filled with gravel. I'd be more concerned about the entertainment center breaking than the floor. If your floor cannot handle that, then it couldn't handle a sofa or armoire either.
     
  3. Sakana魚Well Known MemberMember

    The entertainment stands are half metal so I think they would be ok? I forgot to mention its gonna be on the second floor
     
  4. Over ItWell Known MemberMember

    If you're gonna get a tank, get a 20. You have so many more options with a 20 gal. I would be worried about the floor with them being on the second floor. That may be just me though. If I were in your position I would move one of the entertainment stands or some of the book and get the 20 gal.
     
  5. Bruxes and BubblesWell Known MemberMember

    What's their weight rating?
     
  6. Sakana魚Well Known MemberMember

    Actually... I have no idea. I didn't buy them my mother did when I was younger. If I bought a stand do you think the tank would be fine of the second floor?
     
  7. Over ItWell Known MemberMember

    I think it'd be fine on a stand on the second floor. Just try and distribute weight around the room and put it against a load bearing wall.
     
  8. Bruxes and BubblesWell Known MemberMember

    Yes. This tank weighs less than a standard sofa. Unless your house is super old (like falling apart old) nothing should happen. I have a bed, a dresser, 2 twenty gallons, a 10 gallon, a 5 gallon, a 4 gallon, and a big turtle tank in my room. Nothing has fallen through the ceiling.
     
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