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Help With Max Load on Floor Joists for Aquarium

Postby Rynomaca » Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:54 pm

I’ve recently purchased an aquarium measuring 4ft x 2ft for my home.

Without really considering the weight of the aquarium, I’m placing it in my living room which is directly above my cellar.

My concern is that once full, the total weight of the aquarium will be circa 600-650kg.

Although it will be placed next to a supporting wall, I’m concerned whether the floor joists (8x2) will support the weight.

The room measures 3x3.5m so isn’t huge and apart from the aquarium, only has 2 small 2 seater sofas which weigh less than 20kg each.

I will attach pictures of where the aquarium will be placed, along with an image of the joists as is once I’ve worked out how to reduce them to under 500kb.

I’d really like advice on a) whether the load will likely be too much and if so b) the best (and most economical) options to reinforce the floor.

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