Originally Posted by Seattle_Aquarist
Quick question, did you do the calcs on total weight, pounds per sq foot, and make sure you did not have a load bearing issue? That is a lot of weight up that high; I calculate close to 1 ton of water or 125 pounds per square foot. Most decks are designed for 50 pounds per square foot without additional enhancements that might be done for a hot tub for example.
Yes I did. It's sitting evenly above the load bearing support which is a 6 by 12 on to of concrete pillars. It should be fine. I calculate it'll be around 2000 pounds of static weight. This said, I'm keeping a close eye on it and still need to fill it the other half way.
Static weight vs dynamic weight is the concern. It's different from a fat dude walking around up there
It's good to be back. I also have a 55g hex in the works for cpd and cpo or maybe Taiwan bees. Then on the dry side I have a 4 by 4 by 8 foot vivarium in the works... (Height still being decided.) it'll be built in the wall. Probly have about 125 gallons of water. Maybe 300 full system with sump.
So yeah. I've got a full summer planned.
Stay tuned. Cpd, and crs will be going into the pond along with pigmy Cory cats and ottos and pr
écis (maybe) with moss and tiger lilies and stuff over time. Over the weekend I collected micro fauna from a local pond to help get that stuff established quicker. I still need more daphnia and black worms though. So if anyone has extras, please let me know.
I also tossed in a dozen ghost shrimp over the weekend for the turtle. That guy will be moving into another container in a few weeks.
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