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Concerned over weight of a fish tank

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Im looking to invest in a 6ft aquarium which holds 560L of water and i live on a second floor flat, the floors are contcrete probably 5 inches thick? would this be able to hold the weight of my aquar… Read More
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8y, 4m agoPosted 8 years, 4 months ago
Im looking to invest in a 6ft aquarium which holds 560L of water and i live on a second floor flat, the floors are contcrete probably 5 inches thick? would this be able to hold the weight of my aquarium?
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8y, 4m agoPosted 8 years, 4 months ago
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#1
No one here knows the answer to your question.

Should it? Yes.
Will it? Who knows.
#2
1l of water = 1kg therefore you will have 560kg water + aquarium and stand weight.
i would suggest placing the stand on a sheet of half inch to 3/4 inch ply to distribute the weight evenly you should be fine.
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thesaint;4254399
No one here knows the answer to your question.

Should it? Yes.
Will it? Who knows.


+1


that was quite funny for you Saint...kudos :thumbsup:
#4
I wouldn't even know where to begin; where would you find out?
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lil_tiger
Why dont you get something that weighs the same...or build up to the amount...like paving slabs or bricks and see what happens :S then at least there isn't water and dead fish everywhere :S


Just dead people in the flat below covered in paving slabs and bricks!!!
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Trickyjabs;4254424
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Just dead people in the flat below covered in paving slabs and bricks!!!


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ODB_69
+1

that was quite funny for you Saint...kudos :thumbsup:


Nah. That wasn't funny

Trickyjabs
Surely this has to win 'Post of the day':

Just dead people in the flat below covered in paving slabs and bricks!!!


But this was.:thumbsup:
#9
Trickyjabs
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Just dead people in the flat below covered in paving slabs and bricks!!!


Deleted....blonde moment before bed thought it would help to build the weight up....didn't think of the neighbours!!!
#10
Trickyjabs;4254424
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Just dead people in the flat below covered in paving slabs and bricks!!!


LOL.
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It supports the weight of a bath...
#12
lol the bath holds less than my 4ft aquarium, thats been alright
#13
dark_like_vader;4254592
lol the bath holds less than my 4ft aquarium, thats been alright


Bath + water + you
#14
jah128
It supports the weight of a bath...


That is a very good point, so obvious but I missed it. Accept some rep.:thumbsup:
#15
Explain the situation with your neighbour on the ground floor and see if he / she wants to swap flats :)

If they don't, they deserve fishy water down their walls
#16
Just dont put the water in it, should be fine then
#17
Is the aquarium 6ft long? How wide is it? What's the weight of the empty tank? And what are you placing it on, i.e. a stand, table etc?

If you're placing it up against a wall, and assuming that the wall downstairs is load-bearing, then you should be fine. But like a previous poster suggested, you might want to put something underneath to ensure that the load is spread evenly over the area of the tank.
#18
http://www.ndaquatics.co.uk/pics/144.jpg

here she is 6x2x2
#19
To be honest, if the (presumably 18mm chipboard) cabinet takes the half-ton weight of the water above it, I reckon its pretty likely that the 5" of concrete will!
#20
The aquarium is on a concrete base! If my cabinets with my carp in can stand on my wooden floorboards without going through - I imagine the aquarium should be fine.

Oh yes - and my cabinets - full of my carp, also has a smaller aquarium standing on it!
#21
Butterflies;4268199
The aquarium is on a concrete base! If my cabinets with my carp in can stand on my wooden floorboards without going through - I imagine the aquarium should be fine.

Oh yes - and my cabinets - full of my carp, also has a smaller aquarium standing on it!


Do you actually mean carp (like the fish) or are you just getting by the swear filter? :giggle:
#22
yeap swear filter - lol

LMAO - No carp in my little tank!
#23
From that it looks like there's 6 little strips below the aquarium that are taking the load, so on the basis of a 560L (560kg) tank that's 93kg each, say 100kg to be safe.
If the strips are 2ft long by say 2 inches, then you have a total weight of approx. 3200kg per square metre, which in turn works out around just over 3g per square mm.

In short, it should be fine on a 5 inch thick concrete deck.
#24
Trickyjabs
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Just dead people in the flat below covered in paving slabs and bricks!!!


Levis24 returns!
#25
thanks guys
#26
what size tank you upgrading from?
#27
4x2x1

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