Aquarium Placement in Concrete Condo Building
I know this type of question gets asked often, but I don't often see information for highrise buildings with reinforced concrete slab floors.
I will be moving into a concrete condo that will be completed next year and I am thinking about getting an aquarium.
The developer says the floors are 8" thick concrete and are designed for a liveload of 40psf. I think that means that a 10'x10' room can safely support a uniformly distributed load of 4000lbs.
The aquarium I am looking at would weigh about 600lbs including stand, equipment, contents etc. I would like to place it against an interior wall (not load bearing). Based on drawings I've been given, the nearest concrete pillar is about 8ft away from the centre of the aquarium.
I realize strength wise the floor will have no problems supporting 600lbs.
However, I do wonder about the deflection and sag in the floor over time since the aquarium will be there for years.
Does anyone have thoughts on this? Any structural/civil engineers?