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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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