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Re: [APD] DIY tanks

At 08:55 AM 4/6/07 -0700, you wrote:
>If you have a would subfloor, don't forget consider the stress in bending
of your floor joists? Average load per sq foot is very unlikely to be an
issue but stress in bending could, especially if the tank is oriented
parallel to the joists.

The way to test this is as follows. Put a tank 3' from the wall. Attach a
yardstick to the wall so one
end rests on the tank. Start filling the tank. If there is ever 3/4 of an
inch gap bwteeen the yardstick
and the top of the tank, give up. Your floor is not suitable.

Californias earhtquake codes work in favour of aquarists. If you have a
concrete floor in
California you can go crazy. It'll hold all but the most extreme stupif big

The actual numbers for what these floors will hold is published and googleable.

(that's a word?)


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