Little help on structure and plans needed!!!!

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by enaldy, Sep 2, 2017.

  1. enaldy

    enaldy Supporting Member

    Sooooo... i am thinking on upgrading to a new tank by the end of the year... was thinking on something like a 48x24x24 that would weight almost 2k pounds filled and with all equipment.

    The problem... I live in a apartment on the first floor that has a storage space under it. Was checking and there are some good structure right under the tank would be (pics attached).

    If you know anything about it, do you think it would support the tank? Unfortunately i cannot take more pictures since it go right into a neighbor storage... let me know your thoughts everybody


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  2. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Webmaster

    Didn’t you just downgraded?

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  3. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Should be more than fine... should be.

    But given the state of the electrical there who knows... that ground wire was sandwiched between the joist and the floor boards?
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  4. enaldy

    enaldy Supporting Member

    Yes... but man, I can't take lol!!!!! The living room is so empty now, and now that i am seeing the 29g full of frags and everything thriving i need something bigger! I thought I could live with it.. but now I am leaning on making the biocube a frag tank and building a bigger setup.

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  5. enaldy

    enaldy Supporting Member

    It looks like... it's kinda a mess down there.

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  6. I can totally relate to you!! Having a small tank is ok, but you are so limited in what you can/cannot keep!!! and I want to break through the limitations!! Good luck with your future build!
  7. enaldy

    enaldy Supporting Member

    Thanks.. you tank looks awesome already thou!
    Nice work

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  8. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Webmaster

    Not to mention his tank is only 6 months old!

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  9. Wlachnit

    Wlachnit Vice President

    I also believe you should be fine. Especially if the tank will sit close to where the beam is.

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  10. JVU

    JVU Supporting Member

    Which way will your tank be oriented? Hopefully perpendicular to the joists we see, going along the wall (left to right in the pic)? That would give much better support, probably spanning 2 joists instead of 1.

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  11. wait til you see my 100 that i set up not too long ago!
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  12. How well do you know the owner or manager?
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  13. enaldy

    enaldy Supporting Member

    Yes.. that's my plan...

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  14. enaldy

    enaldy Supporting Member

    It's a big apartment complex.. have no idea who are they lol...

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  15. daddio

    daddio Supporting Member

    I think your math is way off. Based on you dimensions:
    48x24x24 = 27,648 cubic inches
    divided by 231cubic inches per gallon=
    119.69 gallons x 8.35 LBS per gallon =
    1,000 pounds for water
    I dont think all of the other equip. will add another 1,000 LBS.?
  16. Too bad. I manage an apartment complex and am in a similar situation as you. My new tank (112 gallons) is over one of the storage areas that looks just like the one under you (but cleaner :))
    He said he thought it would be just fine, but it wouldn't be a bad idea to add a couple more supports which took my handyman all of about 30 minutes to do.
  17. enaldy

    enaldy Supporting Member

    Yeah.. i used an online calculator, so I am not sure if it was right.. I was also taking in consideration a sump too..

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  18. xcaret

    xcaret Supporting Member

    I'd be concerned in the event, knock on wood, a big leak and the neighbor's storage unit underneath...
  19. enaldy

    enaldy Supporting Member

    Oh man... that's true, but the tank won't be right on top of it. It will by some 6 or 7 feet to the right :)

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