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  1. My question to all you large tank owners: What did you do to make sure your home/floor can handle the weight of a thousand+ pound tank before setting up a tank there? SO i have been pining after a 125g (72"x18"x20") for a while, but I'm too frugal to buy new.. and to consider most of the used ones sold on ebay/cregs. But I thought about it today... If i get a 125g will my floor be able to support it? Just tank+ water (full) is a whooping 1400 lbs! That's excluding stand, equipment, substrate, hardscape.. which I'd say adds another 200-300 lbs at most (assuming the use of a lot of large rocks). I'd be setting this tank up in the finished basement (assuming I can fit it down the stairs). Its an old home I think built in the 50s? I'd be placing the tank on the carpeted concrete slab in the basement.. I just don't know if that will be too much weight and cause foundation issues.
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