Tank weight/Floor resistance?

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Hello :)

New Oscar Owner here. Had her for some months I think?

I got the Oscar in a 55g cycled, filtered, heated, tank. She is doing well.

I want to upgrade sometime ( I want a bigger tank for the Oscar). I wanted to go for a 75g as a last resource and a 90g-100g as my goal.

How do I know if my floor can hold that much weight though? I would hate for the floor to not hold up so many pounds of water *bad picture in my head*. How can I investigate? I asked my family members, but they have no clue. I believe it can hold a 55-75g for sure since that is where the Oscar is for now, but a 90g-100g?

How would I go about heating that big of a tank? Multiple heaters? I am getting another canister for the upgrade.

Thanks for taking the time to read my essay lol Thank you for your time and future response.
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AZ Steve replied the topic: Tank weight/Floor resistance?

:cheer: I have my O(Sarge)in a 90gal and Im in a manufactured home(trailer lol) if you have any concerns put a piece of plywood under the stand to distribute the weight. I would say if you have a 55 with no issues a 90 would be ok(just my opinion)
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Thanks! I think I will add a piece of plywood under.
Funny that you are the one that replies :) I just watched your Oscar video you uploaded sometime (recent updates)! Great looking fish (how big is he? It looks really chunky! You said he has gold coloration?

Thanks! Cynthia
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benmcfadden replied the topic: Tank weight/Floor resistance?

Steve got your covered, welcome along

Haku, I knew your were good.
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Suprd71 replied the topic: Tank weight/Floor resistance?

A 75 or 90g tank has roughly the same pound per in pressure as a full sized fridge. I have bigger on upper floors, not concerned. To ease your mind, keep it on an outside or load bearing wall. For heat, multiple heaters not needed. Jager heaters are very potent and efficient. I heat tanks in the 125-180g range with a single 20in 300w Jager. Put the heater alongside the filter outflow, this distributes the warm water and makes the process more efficient. A quality 250w heater will handle a 90g with ease.


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Goranothos replied the topic: Tank weight/Floor resistance?

Just an anecdote, but I have a 150 gallon in my 1st floor dining room (above basement). I did make sure to put the length of the tank perpendicular to the floor joists and put the tank against a load bearing wall.

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