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    Is the floor strong enough?

    Even though we wont be moving in soon, Im still planning our main display/room divider. There is a floating floor on top of 3/4 inch plywood on 2x12 on a steel I beam with 2x9000 pound jack posts which are also supported on the foundation. Should this be strong enough to hold 150g of water and everything else needed, or should I add another jack post under the tank because existing posts are about 4 feet away from the tank?






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    uhhh yeh! probally a small car

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    So I wont need to add another post then, even under the tank? 4 foot tank 6 foot stand.

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    Cool

    no, especially if its going against the wall. lots of support there. I know many with 180g tanks no probs.

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    Thanks.

    I guess running the tank along the lenght of the beam is helping alot.

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    Just think about it. I live in a 30 year old house and have a queen sive water bed upstairs. I don't have a problem, and there are no I beams in the floor. I am not an expert but I think a queen size bed full of water is a lot hevier then a 150gal tank. JMO

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    that's probally as good a set up as you can get without having to add any supports
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    i would say it is.....just make sure shes level...

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    I'd suggest that your flooring will compress more than the beams will move. (and I would be very surprised if the flooring sank 1/8".

    Running along the beam like that, you could probably jump up to a 300.
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    Hate to rain on your parade .. .but the first thing you will need to do is CUT that floating floor in a fashion that the tank is not sitting on it and it has apx 1/2 an inch expansion space at the foot of the stand all way round. If you don't do this you will have problems with the floor. It will no longer be able to move freely across its entire surface. This will lead to problems and will VOID both the install and product warranties.
    Rob

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