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    I am going to be purchasing a larger tank (75g to 125g). I have a few options on where to place it. One area is tiled (13 in. sq. tiles). Another is wood. A less convenient place would be a carpeted room. I assume the weight would mark the wood flooring pretty quickly, but how would the tile hold up to the weight of a large aquarium?

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    I kept a 5 foot 110g on hardwood floor (tongue& groove) with no issue for 7 years. The hardwood is on a concrete slab. It's not the cheaper thin combination hardwood/plywood commonly sold. The longer it is the more distribution of weight.

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    Good to know. I am also on concrete slab, so that should help, but the hardwood would be the mid grade stuff that I just don't think would be a wise choice. My preferred room is the one with tile.

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    3 of my tanks are on hardwood, although they're not as large as what you're looking at - 40g, 20g and 25g. I have a full basement beneath, so not on a concrete slab and I put small area rugs under each stand. Haven't moved the tanks yet so not sure what I'll find when I do. But my hardwood is teak which is supposed to be one of the harder woods and my stands have full, flat bottoms, not legs, so I'm guessing all is OK.

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    I don't see a problem if it is on 100% hardwood. If you have a 75 on tile and on a cabinet style stand where the weight is distributed evenly, I don't see a issue with it. A125 is another matter-I vote hardwood for that. I wouldn't but a 125 on my main level-thankfully I have a basement. I did have a 75 on carpet for many years, and currently on a pergo floor for a year with no problems (hope I didn't just jinx myself :fingercrossed, lol).
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    Don't worry about it, you'll be good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fissh View Post
    Don't worry about it, you'll be good.
    Agreed, use the right stand (DIY or store bought) and tile or hardwood will be fine
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    My tanks are all on hardwood.
    One is a wood stand with metal feet and the other is a metal stand. I placed planks from the front to the back under the feet. This helps distribute the load slightly. The planks are thin and not very wide. But if you do this, just use you discretion, no need to go very thick.

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    Thanks for all the feedback. I have decided on a spot that would place the tank on tile. I can fit a tank with up to 58 inches in length. When I had the tile put down I bought an extra box of tiles, so if worse comes to worse I can have it repaired. Good feedback about hardwood though. I may need that info in the future.

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    I have 6’ 180g on carpet with no problem.
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