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Ramona
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I need help figuring out if my floor above my basement will bear the weight of my new aquarium. According to the measurements I took from the tank it's 90 gallon capacity. It sits on an oak stand that contacts the floor all the way around. It's 4 1/2 ft long x 18 inches wide x 2 ft deep. It has approx 3 inches of gravel. And an oak top. I'm estimating approx 1100 lbs. Should I add support underneath? I appreciate any info and ideas! 🙂
Post InfoPosted 09-Jul-2017 18:48Profile PM Edit Report 
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You might want to check with a structural engineer to be sure. Is it on an outer wall or otherwise load-bearing wall? That weight might be fine on either, but again you should probably ask a professional if you aren't sure.



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Ramona
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I have the option of either wall. I could put it on an exterior wall or interior butted up against the stairway wall above the basement.
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Stairwells are usually stronger because stairs are both heavy and extra large. I'd go for the stair wall if it were me and the tank fits



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