Weight of 120 gal glass aquarium

Discussion in 'Other Reef Talk' started by sid700, Dec 16, 2005.

  1. sid700

    sid700 Supporting Member

    What's the weight of an empty 120 gallon glass (1/2" thick glass) aquarium? I plan on moving one and I would like to know how many people I need to move it.
     
  2. Elite

    Elite Guest

    I don't know how much it weight but we moved my dad's 150G glass tank with 4 guys.
     
  3. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Well I have a 135g glass aquarium, and it takes atleast 2 people to move it (non-computer programmer type people too ;)). The hardest part isn't so much the weight it's gripping it, if you just use your hands then you're basically holding the whole tank with the tip of your fingers. When I last moved mine I found that if I used a strap under the tank I could grip the strap (or rolled up towel, etc) I could hold it using my whole arm/forearm strength and it was MUCH easier.
     
  4. Raddogz

    Raddogz Guest

    Just to move it from one room to another room took two guys who are used to moving refrigerators and stoves and such.

    To move it about twenty feet (from the person whom I bought it from) took three people - him (he really lifts weights, his wife, and me). So play it safe and get three.
     
  5. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Oh yah, I had about 2 inches of wet sand in the bottom of my 135 the last I moved it... so it had quite a bit of other weight *flexes* ;)
     
  6. sid700

    sid700 Supporting Member

    Thank you everyone. I'll be recruiting 4. Pyramid Ales come in six anyways. Two of the guys can have a double. :D
     
  7. sid700

    sid700 Supporting Member

    Found it. 215lbs empty. Here's the web site:

    http://www.alysta.com/books/fishtank.htm


    I posted in case someone does a search.
     
  8. I say 4 people, bro.

    I moved a 300 gal tank with 5 and it still fell..lol
     

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