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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-23-2013, 06:01 AM Thread Starter
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big tankers! I need your input

I haven't seen it in person, but I'm guessing its 3/4" glass. The craigslist ad says 70" x 30" x 24".

How many people has it taken in the past to move an aquarium that size?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-23-2013, 06:10 AM
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Mine that size is 1/2 inch plate glass......has to be 35 years old. Big heavy bugger. I'm gonna say in the 400+ lb range cause two swole guys could lift it, but it took four to actually move it with any confidence of not twisting it into a leaker.

It shall never again be moved from my basement,,, not whole.


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My 135 gallon with all 1/2" glass was super heavy. Took 3 of us to get it off the stand and onto moving dollies. I recommend using dollies for any big size tanks.
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I would guess it's actually a 72x24x30 which is a 220 gal, and an empty marineland tank that size weighs 392 lbs empty, according to their online specs.

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That might not be so bad to move then. I bet its something like a marine land tank. It has fugly edge caps on all corners and top and the middle brace is broken, but that just give me more incentive to do a euro brace or something.

thanks for the input guys!
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I had a tank the same size. Buy or rent some 8" suction cups, it will make the move much easier.

http://www.amazon.com/Vacuum-Suction.../dp/B0039W0MMM

With suction cups you will need at least 5 guys (with out suction cups probably more). 4 to lift, one to guide and move things around if necessary.
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I was able to move it with just me and a buddy. I'm sure the suction cups will be handy when i go to actually install this into my home, but it won't be for a LONG while yet. I have to get a bigger place to put it in first. I couldn't pass up a 200 gal starfire tank for 160 bucks, even if I cant set it up yet.
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I was able to move it with just me and a buddy. I'm sure the suction cups will be handy when i go to actually install this into my home, but it won't be for a LONG while yet. I have to get a bigger place to put it in first. I couldn't pass up a 200 gal starfire tank for 160 bucks, even if I cant set it up yet.
for that price, i would pick it up and carry it by my self...
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