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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-24-2008, 08:55 PM Thread Starter
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75 gallon tank 2nd floor apartment

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I am moving next year into a new apartment complex, probably to a 2nd or third floor apartment. The complex is brand new (is still under construction). I want to upgrade my Oscar from his 55 to a 75 gallon tank when we move. Will the tank be OK in the new apartment if I put plywood under it and place it against a load bearing wall?
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You'll be fine either way...I'd forget the plywood underneath...I don't think it will really help


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i had an oceanic 92 gal corner in an ooollllllldddddd building on the 2nd floor u will be fine the only thing u have to worry about is if the tank breaks for flooding... my apt made me get flood insurance to keep it..


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Most folks would say you're safe up to a ~100 gallon tank. The only thing that would concern me is an iron stand (seeing as the legs are pretty small, leading to a high punching load on each leg). Most wood stands distribute the load pretty well, so I wouldn't mess with the plywood. It would likely give you more issues than what it's worth. Good idea keeping it along a wall though.

I got lucky moving into my new apartment. All of the floors are solid concrete, so I have nothing to worry about. Just make sure you never have a leak, or your neighbors below you might become enemies. I had to ask before signing the lease that large aquariums are allowed, some places discourage it (or make you pay a larger security deposit).
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I have a 75g in a 3rd story apartment right now. Not a problem. The only thing I would be concerned about is the age and construction of the apartments. These apartments are just a couple of years old with concrete floors (even the upper floors) so nothing's going to punch through.

I was required to get approval from the manager's office. They simply checked to be sure I had insurance to cover any damages it could cause. Then I got a paper in writing saying it was fine.

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it depends how old your apartment is really. if its a new one your probably safe if its old i think 75 is probably the limit i would go to.
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