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Old 10-29-2008, 04:08 AM
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I live in a 10 yr old condo unit. It's a wood frame with cement floors? Does anyone have a clue as to the max size aquarium I can have without problems?
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Old 10-29-2008, 04:14 AM
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Near an outside wall, you can probably install a 180g anyway. Some condos will have a max size in the strata rules. Always make sure your insurance covers water damage, just in case.
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Probably should check with the condo board first, they might be the biggest restriction and even may have the answer you're looking for. With the addition of cement floors I would feel safe with up to 200 gallons of total water provided it was against a load bearing wall and perpendicular to floor joists. But I'm not a structural engineer just mechanical so defiantly no expert.

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Old 10-29-2008, 04:31 AM
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I checked my strata rules regarding pets/aquariums....

I am allowed to only keep a "reasonable number of fish". Open to some interpretation, wouldn't you say?
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Old 10-29-2008, 04:33 AM
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Well, I think a 200 gallon is quite resonable.....
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I checked my strata rules regarding pets/aquariums....

I am allowed to only keep a "reasonable number of fish". Open to some interpretation, wouldn't you say?
Ya, when I owned a condo, the rules were something like a "tank not too large" . That's a stupid thing to say to me
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well I say 7-8 tangs is reasonable.. should be at least 200 gallons to make them happy... then you need some coral and liverock to make them happy..
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I checked my strata rules regarding pets/aquariums....

I am allowed to only keep a "reasonable number of fish". Open to some interpretation, wouldn't you say?
You got a 400g. You're in a condo?
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Old 10-29-2008, 04:43 AM
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You got a 400g. You're in a condo?
Dude's got a basement. It's not a highrise - although pulling a 400g off on the 35th floor of one would be kinda cool.
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Old 10-29-2008, 07:08 AM
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Yeah.... I'd be careful on that one.
When I had my condo my strata rules said something along the lines of a "reasonably sized" aquarium but that if ANY damages were incurred because of the tank (water or electrical) I was personally responsible and it was not covered by insurance. (For my own unit and any other affected units)

Sorry I can't help you on size.
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