how heavy is your tank?

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  1. 4age

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    after a chat with some reefers I was wondering..do we have a proper idea of how heavy our tanks are. think this question is important..especially if the tank is in a flat

    my new tank is 1m by 60 by 50...im guessing its close to 350kg
     
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  3. Brendan6

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    Probably close to 600kgs. I am working on a construction site in the waterfront and I have been speaking to the foreman, just asking questions out of curiosity. I am amazed at how much weight a properly designed cement structure can hold.
     
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    brendan I was at ur place a while back.. are you also located on the 2nd or 3rd floor?
     
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    2nd floor.
     
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    I have estimated my 1.8 x 0.9 x 0.7 to be around 1500 kg
     
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    I have a 600 cube and i terribly underestimated the weight of it ,i was using wooden feet , under the base of my tank . 6 weeks of the tank running one of the feet collasped on tuesday night . Luckily my tank never fell off the stand .
     
  8. Richard01

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    Hi people if I'm not mistaken 1 letter of water = 1kg.
     
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    Yes, fresh water is 1l = 1kg.

    But one litre of salt with a salinity of 35ppt actually weighs 1035 grams.

    So still not much of a difference, just a useless piece of info.

    So 1500 litres of pure water = 1500kgs

    and 1500 sea water @ 35ppt = about 1550

    Then you still have to take rocks, stand, tank etc. Into consideration.
     
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    My tank proper calculation comes in at 500 kg ,that tank weight ,water sand and live rock
     
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    Came across this table of how much glass weighs.

    Float Glass Thickness (mm) - Weight (kg/m2)
    3 - 7.5
    4 - 10
    5 - 12.5
    6 - 15
    8 - 20
    10 - 25
    12 - 30
    15 - 37.5
    19 - 47.5
    25 - 62.5
     
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    Very interesting and scary. my tank would be around 1930kg
    240 for glass, excl bracing
    1550 for water
    140 for rock and sand

    :eek:
     
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    Never mind the stand, cabinet, additional equipment, sump lol..
    It quickly adds up to some impressive numbers.
     
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    scary stats when you think about it
     

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