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where can i put a 75

ok i have a question that doesnt directly realte to plants but I have a 60 gallon in my room but I really hate the wideness, 12 inches doesnt give me almost any room to aquascape so I want to upgrade to a 75. now heres the problem, Im upstairs and im not sure how large of an aquarium i can put up here do to weight, the placement will be on an outside wall and i know we have ibeams across the house but im still not sure.
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hi, ive never posted on here before but in my opinion you would be fine. water is 8.33lbs a gallon. so your 60 is roughly 500lbs plus another lb or 2 per gallon for rocks, gravel etc. so a 75 is 625lbs. call it 725 +/- compared to 600 +/-. not a huge difference. get a decent stand that spreads out the weight if it makes you nervous but its like having 4 adults standing on a dresser. probably not a big deal. anyway thats my opinion hope it helps.
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It's roughly ten pounds per gallon factoring the water, glass, stand, substrate, hood, ect. If it's on an outside load bearing wall perpendicular to the floor joists, it shouldn't be a problem. People put water beds upstairs all the time and there's no problems unless the bed leaks. It's only 150 lbs more than your 60 gallon tank.

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Thanks, ok heres another question, what about a 90? I want to go as big as possible but still be safe
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Load bearing wall?

Floor joists perpendicular to wall or tank length?

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Yeah same before mentioned wall
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