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post #16 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-08-2013, 01:55 AM
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Originally Posted by JeffHerr View Post
I'm no engineer, but is 800 lbs all that much? It's like 4 average men standing close together, right?
I know there's the concern about constant pressure over time, but it won't fall through the floor, right?
The best thing to do is find the carrier beam in the basement, or an outside wall with joists running perpendicular and set the tank up over several joists. That will spread the weight. My 150 runs with the joist and the right end is 6 ft in on the middle of a 12 foot span, the worst possible situation.

I put a 20,000 lb. jack post under the joist on the right end. Over a period of about a week I leveled about a 1/4" of sag out of the joist and now there are no worries!

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That's an awesome idea. But yeah I was actually thinking of getting a jack or something along those lines. But I don't think I'll be able to, trying to convince my parents that it would be okay will never happen. So I guess it has to stay in the basement.
I'll have to find out if the Fluval is broken, if it is I'll go 2x 200w Ebo Jagers.

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