Tank placement

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  1. shane

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    Hi,
    Just a quick question about tank placement. I have got my 4 foot tank standing in the lounge at the monent(while I work on it) and was warned that I should not fill the tank as the lounge has wooden floors and the tank could pop.The tank sits on 20 mm board with 20 mm polystrene,which sits on top of a stainless steel square tube stand.If the tank is properly leveled will it burst from all the movement through the lounge? This is a serious problem as the house as wooden floors through out.
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    Can you find out where your load bearing wall is? also can you work out which way the beams run under your floor?
    Rule of thumb, keep the tank up against a wall, load bearing is best, and across the beams rather than in line. i have seen bigger tanks on wooden floors ( a 9ft one)
     
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    shane Thread Starter

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    Thanks Wee-man,
    The tank is currently against a load bearing but wall just need to check on direction of the floor boards.I plan to take every precaution to ensure the tank is as level as possible.
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    Just a quick question, are the floors beam and joist, or is the wood by any chance layed on top of a concrete floor.
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    shane,if the floor is wobbly,i wouldnt chance it.rather try and place it where the tank will be firm
     
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    Hi Shane - if you want "peace of mind" - get two metal beams, and place this (length wise) below the tank's legs..... This will ensure that there should be minimal movement below the tank.

    Good luck!
     
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    Hi Guys,
    To answer a few questions,the flooring is not layed onto concrete so I would think that they are beam and joist(to answer you Moz).Jacquesb the stand is made such that the top that supports the tank is the same as the base(rectangular).I hope this helps and lastly the floor is that wobbly, I can walk past without the tank moving on the stand.
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