My second reef tank. here it begins(pg:43, 2b.Automation)

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My second reef tank. here it begins(pg:43, 2b.Automation)

Postby mithun » Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:58 am

Hi guys,

I am off to build my second reef tank and here i start documenting this..

Right now Table/stand/cabinet is ordered, tank is yet to be made on top of it... so nothing has been started yet. But i have been having some worries regarding its weight.

Please refer to the below image (drawn in mspaint so not that awesome looking :P ).
my worry is whether the beam C will be able to bear the weight of the tank which probably will be around 1.5 ton. the beams A, B and C are all about 18" wide. but since there is no wall below cantilever beam C, I am rather worried if it might collapse. Its on 3rd floor so i might kill some people below if the accident ever happens.. If there are any architect in the forum please do suggest.
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Re: My second reef tank.. here it begins

Postby rahul » Thu Oct 11, 2012 1:09 pm

here comes mithunda with another epic tank.
sorry to interrupt because i am not an architect. looking forward to see how things go on.
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Re: My second reef tank.. here it begins

Postby gangopadhyay » Thu Oct 11, 2012 3:40 pm

go for an iron made stand IMO,buroda or kestoda has good source for that
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Re: My second reef tank.. here it begins

Postby tigermath » Thu Oct 11, 2012 3:46 pm

I have the same design for my 5', reduce the length of the tank by 1'.. :P
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Re: My second reef tank.. here it begins

Postby mithun » Thu Oct 11, 2012 7:34 pm

My question was not about the stand .. it was about the load bearing capacity of the concrete cantilever beam below the tank.. we are talking about 1.5 ton here...

the stand is being constructed with 4" shaal wood.. as sturdy as possible! no concern there!
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Re: My second reef tank.. here it begins

Postby dbanerjee206 » Fri Oct 12, 2012 12:12 am

I'm not an architect but I believe we need to find out the kind of iron rods that were used in the beam. The thickness of the iron rods should be the critical factor I guess.

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Re: My second reef tank.. here it begins

Postby krishnendu » Fri Oct 12, 2012 4:39 am

I think 1.5 ton should not be a problem as the weight will get distributed over 6X2= 12 sqft area over 6 legs. And the 18" beam should be good enough to hold this weight over a spread of 12sqft area.
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Re: My second reef tank.. here it begins

Postby JIT2010 » Fri Oct 12, 2012 11:12 am

krishnendu wrote:I think 1.5 ton should not be a problem as the weight will get distributed over 6X2= 12 sqft area over 6 legs. And the 18" beam should be good enough to hold this weight over a spread of 12sqft area.


IMO Krishnendu is write & 6 legs of 4"x 4" shaal wood is too much,even 3"x 3" shaal wood is more than enough.

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Re: My second reef tank.. here it begins

Postby mithun » Fri Oct 12, 2012 11:49 am

I am not at all worried about the stand. The beam B is in the middle of the room with no supporting walls. same configuration in the below flat. Beam C also doesn't have wall below it. I just want to know even if not right now, will in future this much stress on cantilever beam C can result in bending/cracking it? I mentioned architect because they know roughly how much stress a certain thickness of concrete can bear with ease.

So premature estimation of us is that 1.5 ton will be fine for the beam?
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Re: My second reef tank.. here it begins

Postby tigermath » Fri Oct 12, 2012 11:51 am

Hmm, can't you place the tank near a wall?
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