Im upgrading my hobby to a 150 gallon saltwater tank the problem is the place where i want it the floor joist goes paraleal with the tank on the second floor I have 2x10x14 wood joist 16"on center underneath the floor is my garage but its in the middle of my garage door there is only 8" between the frame work and the floor,my question is the tank is 6' feet by 2' its going between a non load bearing wall I would like to build a stand for it to span out the weight load between the joist the load would have to be behind the wall any ideas on how big the stand would have to be.I was also thinking about adding a couple of TJI beams or doubling up a couple of joist any help would be great thanks
Last edited by gilpin guy; 12-08-2010 at 09:00 PM.
Are you talking a 150 lb tank empty or full, or a 150 gallon tank? If 150 lbs full, I don't think you need to do anything (think weight of an average person standing there wouldn't require floor reinforcement). If 150 gallon tank: water is about 8 lbs/gallon, I think, so 150*8=1200 lbs. Now you have to be concerned but I've no clue how to address the issue.