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tempest 05-01-2009 03:35 AM

Advice needed for reinforcing floor for large Aquarium
 
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hey all.

I am looking at putting a bigger fish tank in my house but am a little concerned about the weight i would be putting on the floor. I have attached a rough layout of the room, sorry if it is confusing, I don't have any good drawing programs but paint... the floor boards are all blue gum, I don't know what the joists and bearers are short of saying they are hard wood of some type.
I have also attached some pics of the house. The tank in the photo is a 5x2x2, total being about 550Litre system. the new one I'm getting is a 6x6x28"high, all up will be about 1000L system. I'm not even sure I should have the smaller tank there now without reinforcing, I'm sure I'm going way over what the floor was designed to carry with the new setup. How major and what sort of reinforcing needs to be done to carry this load safely?

concrete posts 8.5" square
joists 2x5 18" centre-centre apart
Beams 5x3 90" apart
house is about 50" off the ground


tempest 05-01-2009 03:35 AM

Advice needed for reinforcing floor for large Aquarium
 
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hey all.

I am looking at putting a bigger fish tank in my house but am a little concerned about the weight i would be putting on the floor. I have attached a rough layout of the room, sorry if it is confusing, I don't have any good drawing programs but paint... the floor boards are all blue gum, I don't know what the joists and bearers are short of saying they are hard wood of some type.
I have also attached some pics of the house. The tank in the photo is a 5x2x2, total being about 550Litre system. the new one I'm getting is a 6x6x28"high, all up will be about 1000L system. I'm not even sure I should have the smaller tank there now without reinforcing, I'm sure I'm going way over what the floor was designed to carry with the new setup. How major and what sort of reinforcing needs to be done to carry this load safely?

concrete posts 8.5" square
joists 2x5 18" centre-centre apart
Beams 5x3 90" apart
house is about 50" off the ground


tempest 05-01-2009 03:35 AM

Advice needed for reinforcing floor for large Aquarium
 
5 Attachment(s)

hey all.

I am looking at putting a bigger fish tank in my house but am a little concerned about the weight i would be putting on the floor. I have attached a rough layout of the room, sorry if it is confusing, I don't have any good drawing programs but paint... the floor boards are all blue gum, I don't know what the joists and bearers are short of saying they are hard wood of some type.
I have also attached some pics of the house. The tank in the photo is a 5x2x2, total being about 550Litre system. the new one I'm getting is a 6x6x28"high, all up will be about 1000L system. I'm not even sure I should have the smaller tank there now without reinforcing, I'm sure I'm going way over what the floor was designed to carry with the new setup. How major and what sort of reinforcing needs to be done to carry this load safely?

concrete posts 8.5" square
joists 2x5 18" centre-centre apart
Beams 5x3 90" apart
house is about 50" off the ground


tempest 05-01-2009 03:35 AM

Advice needed for reinforcing floor for large Aquarium
 
5 Attachment(s)

hey all.

I am looking at putting a bigger fish tank in my house but am a little concerned about the weight i would be putting on the floor. I have attached a rough layout of the room, sorry if it is confusing, I don't have any good drawing programs but paint... the floor boards are all blue gum, I don't know what the joists and bearers are short of saying they are hard wood of some type.
I have also attached some pics of the house. The tank in the photo is a 5x2x2, total being about 550Litre system. the new one I'm getting is a 6x6x28"high, all up will be about 1000L system. I'm not even sure I should have the smaller tank there now without reinforcing, I'm sure I'm going way over what the floor was designed to carry with the new setup. How major and what sort of reinforcing needs to be done to carry this load safely?

concrete posts 8.5" square
joists 2x5 18" centre-centre apart
Beams 5x3 90" apart
house is about 50" off the ground


tempest 05-01-2009 03:35 AM

Advice needed for reinforcing floor for large Aquarium
 
5 Attachment(s)

hey all.

I am looking at putting a bigger fish tank in my house but am a little concerned about the weight i would be putting on the floor. I have attached a rough layout of the room, sorry if it is confusing, I don't have any good drawing programs but paint... the floor boards are all blue gum, I don't know what the joists and bearers are short of saying they are hard wood of some type.
I have also attached some pics of the house. The tank in the photo is a 5x2x2, total being about 550Litre system. the new one I'm getting is a 6x6x28"high, all up will be about 1000L system. I'm not even sure I should have the smaller tank there now without reinforcing, I'm sure I'm going way over what the floor was designed to carry with the new setup. How major and what sort of reinforcing needs to be done to carry this load safely?

concrete posts 8.5" square
joists 2x5 18" centre-centre apart
Beams 5x3 90" apart
house is about 50" off the ground



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