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08-18-2014, 06:46 PM #1
Niger River Update
Well been a while since last posted about my tank in progress. Not a whole lot of progress since removal of refrigeration and air pump systems, widening a doorway to accept tank and getting tank in aquarium room. In fact , shortly after doing that I had to have some abdominal surgery, from which I am recovering very but docs say can't lift more than 10 pounds for 4 more weeks. This inactivity and not being able to work on tank is maddening. Not a total waste of time though, found a formula to calculate the weight bearing capacity of floor joists. So when the wife goes to work going to crawl under house, take measurements and plug into this formula ( who comes up with these things?) Max load=FBd(d squared) divided by 9L, if any of you are as bored as I was, let me know and I will define what each letter means, that will give you weight capacity of each floor joist. So, technically, I am not lifting more than 10 pounds, right, sounds like a go to me.
If I get the values I need and think I will can start filling tank.
08-18-2014, 07:00 PM #2
sounds good.A true aquarist knows what it feels like to step on a sharp piece of gravel
do as I say, not as I do- William
I think if someone thinks clownfish are called nemos they should banned from keeping sw tank.
08-18-2014, 07:35 PM #3
Thats your grandpa. Take care of him :P
wayhilc although i totally support the idea of still wanting to go on with your tank you still need rest
(kinda strange coming from a 16 year old)When everything goes without a hitch its only then do you realize something is wrong
08-18-2014, 07:39 PM #4
Wow, was thinking 18 or 19, thanks for concern I will man, and yea aquariumlover10 takes good care of me , at least tries to keep me out of trouble
08-18-2014, 07:46 PM #5
08-18-2014, 07:51 PM #6
Sounds like we need to report you to Mrs. Wayhilc! Don't over do it just to find out if your tank can have water yet. Might end up having to pay for more medical bills and that tank sits empty for an even longer time. LOLIncreasing your biodiversity increases your stability.
You know what this tank needs? ........................ Crypts.
08-18-2014, 07:53 PM #7
Not happening, will turn in to hot tub first lol
08-18-2014, 09:28 PM #8
OK, joist measurements come out to be a weight capacity of 840.277 pounds per joist, and tank footprint will be 2 joists for capacity of 1680.554. Rough estimate of 1404 pounds for completed tank, but since it's storming v outside, and can't fill tank, will attempt to calculate actual weight minus fish and plants. I am sure there is a formula out there that also. Trip under house went well, feel fine.l
08-18-2014, 09:37 PM #9
Some people just have those hard heads, and won't listen to reason!
Glad you got out OK...how much clearance do you have down there?...mine's maybe foot and a half
08-18-2014, 09:54 PM #10
22 inches, just right for crawling on hands and knees, not belly, thank goodness