Old house, uneven floors - The Planted Tank Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-31-2017, 10:39 PM Thread Starter
Planted Member
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Mar 2017
Posts: 187
Old house, uneven floors

I just moved into a house from 1928 and I was planning to buy either a 40 or 80 gallon tank. Unfortunately the floors are uneven. I figured I could customize the stand so the tank would be level but I am unsure what the best way would be to make sure the weight is distributed well. Also, should I be worried about the floor breaking if I go with he 80 gallon tank or is that not yet big enough to be of a worry? The house has been recently flipped and the structure is in sound shape except the slight tilting here and there.

Thanks!
TheLordOfTheFish is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-01-2017, 01:06 AM
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Dec 2016
Posts: 452
Most floors have a little bit of roll to them. You could use some shims. Depending on how stand sits in floor shims can easily clean up a little bit of play


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
mbkemp is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-01-2017, 04:28 AM
Planted Member
 
myswtsins's Avatar
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: NJ
Posts: 189
I can't say yours will be fine but I have a 72g on VERY uneven floors in a house that is over 100 yrs old with a broken main beam. I do have it located on an outside wall (load bearing) but that is actually where the floors have the heaviest pitch. I have screw in adjustable metal "legs" every 10" along the perimeter of the stand and I lined the bottom with some thick metal pieces as well. The stand is one of those pine ones and honestly I think it's pretty flimsy but the tank's been there 9 years without issue. I have also used shims on other tanks and even created a pedestal almost that my stand sits on top of. out of plywood that straddles a part of my floor where a piece of luan was place on top on my floor so there was a big and sudden change in the floor height. There are lots of ways to approach it.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Updated 9/24/16

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Updated 4/19/17
myswtsins is offline  
 
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-05-2017, 10:59 PM
Planted Member
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Tha Bean
Posts: 230
I have a 90 gallon on an institutional grade table (temporarily) I think you should be alright as long as it doesn't sway for any reason. I saw someone secure the stand itself into the wall studs with 3" screws. I like that idea - so it's locked in just in case it gets bumped into

Sent from my SM-G730V using Tapatalk
splattered is offline  
Reply

Tags
None

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome