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Re: Got me thinking about how much weight.

PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 4:51 pm
by Katfish
Excellent

Well tomorrow I am going to have the floor up and go from there I might get lucky that they is a concrete base/footing under my floor

or really lucky that the joints are already resting on the concrete base (Me day dreaming again)

Re: Got me thinking about how much weight.

PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 5:14 pm
by mucklelass
I wish you well Katfish. Let us know how you get on.

Re: Got me thinking about how much weight.

PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 7:11 pm
by Katfish
I will do and i have my fingers crossed

As if it dose not work out I have 2 options

1. Sell tank and get something smaller which I really don't want to do
2. Rip up wifes new lino and live on the sofa for a few weeks.

Re: Got me thinking about how much weight.

PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 8:49 pm
by Getthejist
If you had a glass cutter and a bit of time on your hands you could split the tank into a bigger on and a smaller one which or even two equally sized ones but as I know you have a sump a bigger one and a smaller one would be better

Re: Got me thinking about how much weight.

PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 2:33 pm
by Katfish
Luck is on my side for the 1st time ever.

Drilled 2 x 75mm holes next to 2 different joists and they are resting on a concrete base so I guess my house has a full concrete base under it and not just footings for the walls not like my last house as it was mud under my ground floor floor boards.

I forgot to say thank you for all the advice.

Re: Got me thinking about how much weight.

PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 4:40 pm
by mucklelass
That's great news. It saves you trouble and expense. Thanks for keeping us informed.

Re: Got me thinking about how much weight.

PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 7:58 pm
by Katfish
It was just nice for something to work in my favour for a change.

I have had my tank for 2 months now and still no set-up date as I want to get it right so even if it takes me another 2-4 months till water gets in it I don't mind as it will be worth the wait.

Re: Got me thinking about how much weight.

PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:09 pm
by Big Den
Good to hear Kat, I'm glad.