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Does anybody know the weight limit of a typical floor? We have to move soon, to an apartment, and I'm worried about ending up with a place that's not on the first floor. Our fish tank is a 110 gallon system, made up of 2 55's on the same stand. (One on top and one on bottom.) Right now it's on a c..
« Everything I've been told point to caution with any tank over 70 gallons. Your tank will weigh in excess of 1300 pounds. Placing it on the second floor will likely be forbidden by any apartment mana.. »
« Building codes (in the US) are based on one of the three codes used in the US. Uniform Building Code - used in the west. BOCA (Basic National Building Code) used in the east and midwest). Standard.. »
« As long as the tank/stand is crossing the floor joist span/against the wall that is supporting the ends of the floor joist, there is no trouble at all (floor supporting the tanks). Sence your stan.. »
« Yes, it's an iron stand. I have some fairly thick pine board... (I think 3/4" but I'm horrid at estimating and can't find my ruler) Would that help if we placed it underneath the legs? I estimate th.. »