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150 Gallon on 2nd Floor

Postby rsingh » Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:24 pm

Hi Guys,

I am new to this forum, this is my first post.

I need an immediate suggestion. Currently I am staying in 2nd floor of rented house in Bangalore, I already own 50 Gallon (3ft) tank and I am planning to build 150 Gallon (5ft) tank. I want to built a racking system with 150 Gallon on top and 50 Gallon on bottom.

My question is - will my floor (2nd floor) would be able to handle more than 1000 kg (including both 150 + 50 G) approx weight. If not then please suggest me how much gallon tank I can build.

PS: I want to build tank for frontosas (total 6 of around 3 inches).

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Re: 150 Gallon on 2nd Floor

Postby kumar » Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:01 am

You would be safer to place the tank closer to a pillar and beam combination under your floor. That would be bare minimum to find out where you have pillars and beams in your home.
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Re: 150 Gallon on 2nd Floor

Postby rsingh » Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:51 pm

Thank you for reply, I have kept my 50G tank next to pillar & above bottom beam. Will it be able to handle another 150G tank weight or I will go for 90G tank?
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Re: 150 Gallon on 2nd Floor

Postby rsingh » Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:11 am

Guys need more Inputs, Please help.
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Re: 150 Gallon on 2nd Floor

Postby KingshukPC » Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:38 am

See,1000kg is not that much weight for a concrete floor.
Practically its about 15 persons
So i take it that its a 5 x 2 frame you'll be putting your aquariums on.
So thats 10sq feet
Thats only 100kg/sqfeet
Or a fat person standing.
Its not at all a problem.
True,you might not be spreading the weight on the entire area.
Suppose if the frame has 4 'legs'
So its 250kg/leg
Even if i say those are miniscule legs of a square inch area
So thats 250kg/square inch

Usual concrete floors can hold on an average 1000-3000kg/sq inch..
Depends on a lot of things..like the material,compacting, reinforcement,rebars,sand to concrete to gravel ratio etc.
Obviously you cannot practically calculate it.but the above is a common weight capacity range.
Now obviously the 'legs' probably will be about 2x2 inches..so thats 4 sq inch
So you are putting about 62.5kg/sqinch..way below the margins

So you can easily put those weights

A fully loaded steel almirah with books
Or a big double bed with fully loaded storage space inside, often reach those weights..
So it's fine.

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Re: 150 Gallon on 2nd Floor

Postby KingshukPC » Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:46 am

Placing it close to supports like beam amd pillar will also help..but thats considering if at all a concrete (4 inch) flexes under those weights.

Also,this is a static thing,
Had there been associated vibrations,then there might have been more damage.

I think you'll have more practical problems.
First thing that comes to my mind is,
How do you plan on doing water changes if they are on top of one another unless a water source and drainage system is nearby.
The height will be awkward

Secondly, its a rented flat, eventually you'll have to move both huge aquariums elsewhere i guess..

Anyway, congrats on your new aquariums,
Always feels good
Post pics ..
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Re: 150 Gallon on 2nd Floor

Postby rsingh » Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:32 am

Thank you @KingshukPC for detail explanation.

Completing this project will take some time as next few months there is lot of travel planned. Also I will be traveling to my native in December 1st week and I want to ship few of my fishes (From Bangalore to Ranchi) and need few suggestion (I will open a new thread.)
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