Slowly getting closer to that new build

Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by Flagg37, Apr 24, 2019.

  1. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Supporting Member

    I’m finishing our basement so I decided to reinforce the area where the fish tank will sit above it before the drywall goes on.

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    I added a couple extra steel I beams. From what it looks like, each one on its own will hold about 12,000 lbs. on the low end for the span they make.

    Next step I want to add some plumbing and electrical in anticipation.
     
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  2. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Webmaster Staff Member

    Exciting!


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  3. JVU

    JVU BOD

    So you should be good for a 4,311 gallon tank, on the low end :)
     
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  4. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Supporting Member

    Well I was thinking 4300 so I just won’t be able to stand right next to it.
     
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  5. Wlachnit

    Wlachnit BOD

    you only way 11pounds?!
     
  6. JVU

    JVU BOD

    11 gallons of water weight, 92 lbs, so as long as you lose some weight you’ll be fine standing next to it. Or maybe get some children to feed and maintain.
     
  7. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer Past President

    About freakin time! We will be happy to put together a care package of corals for you when the time comes.
    Have you found a local club out there? Maybe we can have a connection and cycle corals back and forth. Surely there are different commonly available corals in different areas.
     
  8. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Supporting Member

    I did join a club out here. Not as great as this one but not many are.

    It is kind of strange how different the market is out here for coral pricing. I saw utter chaos being sold by one of the local vendors for like $80/polyp. I haven’t paid too much attention to it though since I don’t have a tank yet, but the utter chaos caught my eye.

    A care package will be much appreciated. I plan on doing a long cycle and taking things slowly to ensure stability. Well, that in addition to having to still build the thing.
     
  9. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    As long as you send me a colorado Sunburst we'll call it even, I mean they're cheap out there because that's where they're grown right? :D
     
  10. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Supporting Member

    Oh yeah, every neighbor on my street has them. They practically give them away here.
     
  11. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Sweet, swing by a garage sale this weekend and pick me up a couple then :D
     
  12. jorahx4

    jorahx4 Supporting Member

    Mind explaining how you added the steel beams? I’ve thought about doing something similar to my house. To strengthen the floor for safety of the tanks. But confused how


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  13. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Webmaster Staff Member

    Hire a contractor to do it for you.


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  14. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Supporting Member

    I have two larger steel I beams that are already there supporting the wood floor joists. I simply added a couple more I beams that spanned the existing larger ones. The wood floor joists are about 9-1/2” tall and the I beam I installed is 8-1/8” tall so I was able to slide them in place and then sandwich wood in between to take up the extra space between the I beam and the plywood subfloor above it.
     
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  15. jorahx4

    jorahx4 Supporting Member


    Haha. Negative.


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  16. jorahx4

    jorahx4 Supporting Member

    Interesting, can I pm you to discuss more?


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  17. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Supporting Member

    Sure, I can send you more detailed pictures too.
     
  18. My not yet born grandchildren are looking forward to seeing this tank start-up when they're in college.
     
  19. I knew you'd cheat on us.
     
  20. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Supporting Member

    Since the truth is out, I should let you know it’s been going on for more than a year.

    It doesn’t mean anything when I’m with them though. I don’t love them.
     
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