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Fastlane

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Hi Koko guys!

I just wanna ask if any members here lives on the 2nd Floor? Or has their aquarium on the 2nd floor of their house? I want to upgrade to a 40g breeder but I am skeptic with the integrity of the floors. I don't want to end up having my aquarium straight down the 1st floor :P I currently have a 29G right now.. I haven't had the chance to ask the maintenance crew or the landlord regarding the capacity of our floor.

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One gallon of water weighs 8.34 pounds. Talk to the landlord.

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And don't forget about the weight of the tank itself, substrate, etc.  It will weigh 400+ lbs . .. 

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I live on the 2nd floor and have a 75 gallon. I asked my landlord and they said they have no restrictions. So far so good! It really freaked me out at first and I even googled about other people having them on 2nd floor. It sounds very rare to have a problem, but then again it is a lot of weight in one spot.

It still makes me kind of nervous, I'm attempting to find an insurance company that will cover any damages.

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Thanks y'all for the answers :D

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I live on the fourth floor of an old brownstone with a 29 gallon tank that has 20 odd pounds of sand, etc. No problems so far. I would ask the landlord, though, confirm the conversation over email, and then amend the lease ASAP (or during your renewal) to nail it down. #paranoid due to past bad landlords. 

 

Also, most renter's insurance will cover accidental/crazy water damage (burst pipes, etc) but not floods. I think you could chalk up a tank problem to accidental damage, especially if you have documented permission to have the tank in there from the landlord. 

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I live on the fourth floor of an old brownstone with a 29 gallon tank that has 20 odd pounds of sand, etc. No problems so far. I would ask the landlord, though, confirm the conversation over email, and then amend the lease ASAP (or during your renewal) to nail it down. #paranoid due to past bad landlords. 

 

Also, most renter's insurance will cover accidental/crazy water damage (burst pipes, etc) but not floods. I think you could chalk up a tank problem to accidental damage, especially if you have documented permission to have the tank in there from the landlord.

Thank you.. :)

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