Thread: Floor support for 55 gallon tank
06-05-2013, 06:04 PM #11Member Swordtails
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A 55 gallon tank weighs about 600 pounds, give or take depending on what decor you've added. That's the weight of two quarterbacks. Would you worry if you had two of them sitting on a counchin that area?
06-05-2013, 08:32 PM #12
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06-05-2013, 11:54 PM #13Banned CoryCat
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The biggest problem is with the weight of a tank and floors is not that they would fall through the floor. Its that the floor may sag, or become uneven. A uneven tank will eventually burst a seam. Especially if it is a larger size tank. A 55, IMO, is a larger small tank. You should not have to worry about floor support until you get into the medium size tanks. 150 to 180 on up to around 300 gallons. Unless one of those is sitting on concrete, looking into floor support would be a good idea. The last thing you would want is hundreds of gallons of water on the floor. And, floor support is easy to do, and does not cost that much.
But, a 55 should never be something you would need to add floor support for.