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Absolute Reef
08/02/2007, 09:54 AM
I'm planning to have a 600 gallon tank on the 7th floor of the building. I was just wondering how much weight could the whole tank weight?

PS : 600 gallon is the total system volume

Fiziksgeek
08/02/2007, 10:43 AM
Plan for at least 10lb per gallon...

RocketEngineer
08/02/2007, 11:47 AM
3-4 tons easy.

nyvp
08/02/2007, 05:52 PM
600x8.5 per gallon=5100lbs add 1k for the tank
add all the extras will probably be in the 7k range

Absolute Reef
08/02/2007, 07:41 PM
OMGGG!!! :confused: :confused: that heavy?!!?

I was expecting somewhere between 2k - 3.5k.

So, would it be safe to go for 600 gallon project? or should I cut it down to lets say 400G in total?

It will be placed exactly on the beam (50cm) on the 7th floor(top) of the bulding.


http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x250/Absolute_Reef/7th-floor-1.jpg

here is the picture, please give me some advices.

Zoa
08/02/2007, 07:58 PM
you need to know the integrity of the structure before planning a large tank on the 7th floor.

Absolute Reef
08/03/2007, 05:46 AM
thanks for the answer, but what exactly do I have to find out?

Fiziksgeek
08/03/2007, 06:04 AM
You need to find out if the floor system can support that much weight.

Is there a building management company you can contact...or maybe even the owner? They might not have the answer, but can probably find out for you.