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    Anybody know about ceiling joist framing?

    I知 trying to figure out which way these things are running under my floor.

    I知 gonna put the 75 gallon up here on the 2nd floor and don稚 wanna kill anybody below me.

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    Get a stud finder and run it on the first-floor ceiling. They usually run the joist the shortest distance unless for decorative or architectural changes. Measure the room and they should run with the shortest walls. Any pictures?

    Anyway, it should be able to hold it either way if they structured it right. As long as your stand is over 16inches front to back.
    When was the structure built?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris85 View Post
    Get a stud finder and run it on the first-floor ceiling. They usually run the joist the shortest distance unless for decorative or architectural changes. Measure the room and they should run with the shortest walls. Any pictures?

    Anyway, it should be able to hold it either way if they structured it right. As long as your stand is over 16inches front to back.
    When was the structure built?

    I’m not sure when it was built. I can’t use a stud finder underneath because somebody lives there. :-)

    When you say shortest walls, what do you mean...Like parallel with them?

    I think I’ll back it up to this window.?


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    I found this article HERE about aquariums and pounds per foot that might be helpful in answering your question specific to aquariums and second floors... hope it helps.

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    Usually the same direction as rafters.

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    Anybody know about ceiling joist framing?

    Whatever size tank you get make sure to get renters insurance-it's only $25-30 per month. Anybody know about ceiling joist framing?

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    Is that where the tank is going? Is that an outcove on the exterior or just a little room they made inbetween rooms?

    The joist should run parallel to the shortest walls in most cases.

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    I would put it against that small wall next to the chair vs next to the window. Tanks next to windows heat up more and natural light grows more algae.


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    Quote Originally Posted by RR-MAN View Post
    Whatever size tank you get make sure to get renters insurance-it's only $25-30 per month. Anybody know about ceiling joist framing?
    Yeah, I have it. Game on!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gregg View Post
    I found this article HERE about aquariums and pounds per foot that might be helpful in answering your question specific to aquariums and second floors... hope it helps.


    Yes, that’s helpful. Looking at that I just realized that all the floors follow the same model. I bet I can find the joists on my own ceiling and know where there at underneath me.


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