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Aquarium weight in an apartment?

Postby Kagia » Sun Jun 21, 2020 6:29 pm

Howdy.

There's a good chance that I'll be moving to an apartment in the near future and am wondering if apartment floors are typically strong enough to support a 75 gallon mbuna tank with stand, full of water and a couple hundred pounds of rock.

Thanks.
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Re: Aquarium weight in an apartment?

Postby Kagia » Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:46 pm

If it matters, the building is only about three years old. I will be purchasing the unit and will have homeowner's insurance.
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Re: Aquarium weight in an apartment?

Postby Deeda » Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:55 pm

Welcome to C-F!!

Usually a 75G tank is not an issue even when filled with rocks. You may need to check with the building owner or any rules that govern the use of the apartment for any disclaimers though. Is this a multiple story building?
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Re: Aquarium weight in an apartment?

Postby Kagia » Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:07 pm

Deeda wrote:Welcome to C-F!!

Usually a 75G tank is not an issue even when filled with rocks. You may need to check with the building owner or any rules that govern the use of the apartment for any disclaimers though. Is this a multiple story building?

Thanks.

I do plan to look into strata restrictions, etc.

It's a 6 story building. Not sure which floor I'll be on yet. Several units available on every floor.
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Re: Aquarium weight in an apartment?

Postby Cichlidude » Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:34 am

What's more important is if the apartment complex even allows fish tanks. You need to check the lease of the office.
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