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Old 01-22-2010, 12:44 PM
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New Jersey 150 gallon safe on second floor??

hi guys I will be moving in 2 weeks and have an oceanic 150 gallon tank! what do you guys think about moving it to a 2 floor of a bulding ? is it ok for the wight? its a brown stone attached building ? thanks for any input!
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Old 01-22-2010, 12:59 PM
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i did it on a third floor old building with a 180lbs of live rock
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Old 01-22-2010, 01:01 PM
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IMO, there should be no problem with 150g tank, as long as the building seems like there is no 'construction' problems...to be 'safe-er', I would suggest that it be against a load bearing wall (is unit, under it, the same floorplan?)





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Old 01-22-2010, 01:11 PM
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If its a brownstone it should be good if the floors are sound. Im on the 11th floor no problems and i have a 150.
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Old 01-22-2010, 02:18 PM
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Years ago, I worked in construction/refirb on brown stones in the city and I would be carful... Get it close to a mason wall and you should be ok. >>
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Bigger problem is what if you get a leak? Landlord OK with you having a tank?>>
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Old 01-22-2010, 03:27 PM
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a 150 doesnt weight much more than a couple very full bookshelves. if you would be worried about a bookshelf then you should worry about the tank, but otherwise i wouldnt stress out that much.
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Old 01-22-2010, 05:04 PM
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I would suggest that it be against a load bearing wall
correct, bec you don't want the tank to make the floor sag - even a little. A non-scientific but logical test is to jump on the floor where you are considering setting up the tank - if the floor feels solid, good - not solid, not good!
150g - lucky!
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Old 01-22-2010, 07:04 PM
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thank you guys ! i will be putting the tank agaist a wall in a hallway ! landlord no problem its my parents place! when done I wil be posting pictures of it Thank you!
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Old 01-22-2010, 08:14 PM
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COME ON!! Just tell the neighbors downstairs not to spend much time in that part of their apartment.
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