View Full Version : Whats under YOUR tank?

09-01-2011, 08:42 PM
So, with a nice chunk of members here with decent sized tanks, I'm wondering what you have under it supporting all that weight. Cement slab, standard stick construction with a craw space under? What are you guys doing to help support this weight? I'm living in a house with a craw space, but both of my tanks are up against the foundation. I know if I go bigger I'll end up supporting the beams to concrete pads in the crawspace to help.

09-01-2011, 08:46 PM
Cement slab here!

09-01-2011, 08:50 PM
I wish I had one. Although I'm lucky and have almost 3.5 FEET.... yes, I said feet, to work with under my foundation.

09-01-2011, 11:34 PM
Steel reinforced wooden floorboards (like 6" deep) topped off with beach floorboard :D
It can support over 2 tonnes I think.

09-02-2011, 12:15 AM
Cement slab here also. My friend was in a trailer and had to support the floor but didnt do enough support and it was dropping so make sure you get really good support.

09-02-2011, 03:29 AM
All houses in Spain are built the same 1ft+ thick cement with steel grid reinforcements, this goes for walls, floors and ceilings.

09-02-2011, 09:10 AM
The floor is under my tank and I am hoping that it stays that way.

I live in an apartment complex and they originally said I could put a 180 gallon tank in here, but I do not think that would be wise. Its so non level here.

09-02-2011, 06:13 PM
I have a stand under my tank

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