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FishyPastor
07-14-2010, 07:02 PM
Is there any way to determine a weight of a fish tank when it is full and completely setup? I just got a 10 gallon Tank for free with everything needed to set it up, i was thinking about putting it on my desk?

rich311k
07-14-2010, 07:06 PM
It would be about a hundred pounds. Figure ten pounds a gallon. Water weighs 8.3 pounds per gallon.

Pleco380
07-14-2010, 07:06 PM
A 10 gallon shouldn't be too heavy for your desk. There are sites that have calculators for that though. I'll try to find one.

FishyPastor
07-14-2010, 07:07 PM
wow thats a lot never thought it would be that heavy. Got re-think my location then.

little hawaii
07-14-2010, 07:08 PM
Carefull there, that desk probably is not ment to hold that much weight. Tanks weigh about 12 pounds per gal. That means at least 120lbs. You may have to beef it up a bit, a lot of furniture is made of particalboard for economy sake but they are not good around water as they will swell up.

Brhino
07-14-2010, 07:08 PM
what sort of desk do you have? Unless it's cheap and wobbly, 100 pounds should not be a problem.

Pleco380
07-14-2010, 07:09 PM
Found out. Rich is right. If you can sit on your desk, it will hold a 10 gallon tank.

Lady Hobbs
07-14-2010, 07:10 PM
Actually, I have a tank weight calculator sitting right here on my desk. 10 gallons of water weighs 116.

That would depend on the desk and how well it's constructed. Not the best idea to keep a tank near a computer.

rich311k
07-14-2010, 07:13 PM
Water weighs 8.3 pounds a gallon at room temperature at sea level.

http://www.waterfilterdude.com/water-facts.shtml

cichlids209
07-14-2010, 07:25 PM
so wouldnt it only weigh about 85 pounds or so ? where is everyone getting the 100 + weights

rich311k
07-14-2010, 07:26 PM
Tank, gravel, decorations.

cichlids209
07-14-2010, 07:47 PM
oh yea true didn't really think fully lol :)

FishyPastor
07-14-2010, 07:49 PM
The desk I have is really heavy and I can sit on with no problem, I weigh 214lbs

Trillianne
07-14-2010, 09:53 PM
Gravel and decorations probably?

gadget228
07-14-2010, 11:05 PM
The desk I have is really heavy and I can sit on with no problem, I weigh 214lbs

I would say that your safe to go then. thumbs2:

tori.lock
07-14-2010, 11:52 PM
I think that water weighs 11-12 lbs a gallon. That's what I've always heard and gone by. And that's just the water, you also need to take into consideration the decor and substrate. Most desks should support that no problem, though.

Excellence
07-15-2010, 12:08 PM
When you play songs or movies the noise would disturb the fish. And one incidental splash and there's goes the comp. You would risk it? Consider the effort of repositioning if you wanted to move it later when all filled up too.

chronic
07-15-2010, 01:09 PM
tori, water weighs 8.34lbs per gallon.

at 12 lbs per gallon, that would mean my 120g tank weighs 400lbs more than it should which is a big difference lol

FishyPastor
07-16-2010, 04:20 AM
When you play songs or movies the noise would disturb the fish. And one incidental splash and there's goes the comp. You would risk it? Consider the effort of repositioning if you wanted to move it later when all filled up too.
Yep I did not realize that till this afternoon I decided to put it on the bottom rung of my 20 gallon stand. Ty!

bob saget
07-16-2010, 06:54 AM
Actually, I have a tank weight calculator sitting right here on my desk. 10 gallons of water weighs 116.

That would depend on the desk and how well it's constructed. Not the best idea to keep a tank near a computer.

because of the size of my room, my tank is right beside my $2000 computer :( I have to cover it with plastic when I do water changes haha.