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  1. Thank you both for the great suggestions! Now I have to go research just exactly what you're both talking about! [emoji23] Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
  2. Alright, guys. I have some potentially promising information about subfloor atructure. Take a look at this picture of my crawl space: Judging by the direction of the 2x(16?) atop the columns, my assumption (without pulling all the insulation board down just yet) is that the floor joists are perpendicular to these, which would make them perfect for the tank, since it would be perpendicular to the joists. This picture is the approximate (term used loosely) location of where the tank would be: Notice just slightly right of center is a concrete pad. Looks to be the original intended location of the columns that support the subfloor that were moved for some reason. If the stars align, this pad may be able to be used to add extra support to the subfloor. Anyway, my thought is to use this crawl space for automating water changes. Of course, I'd need pumps to get the water up, but the location of the tank would make it trivial to have punch-throughs for the tank lines. The thought of having to haul 50+ gallons of water through the front door every couple of weeks is a deal-breaker for me, so anything I can do to automate that process is worth the extra cost and effort. Thoughts? Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
  3. I'm open to any suggestions for such things! Remember, I'm totally new to all of this. Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
  4. When I say "crawl space," I mean one I can stand and walk around in. There will be a closet directly behind the tank but probably not enough room for the water bins, which is why I'm thinking about the crawl space. Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
  5. Thank you for the info. I'm hoping to swing by the shop today and check out that tank if it is still there. After toying with some ideas to avoid the hassle (I'm big on automation) of having to do weekly or bi-weekly water changes I've come to the conclusion that to do it properly I'd like to have some containers of already mixed saltwater (I don't know the proper term for this) available in the crawl space and run the exchange plumbing through the floor. Does this sound like something that is feasible? If so, is it a good or bad idea? [emoji1] Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
  6. I have a partial slab and thought that wall was on the slab, that's why I didn't mention it. Once I got home I realized it wasn't. Bummer, because that would've been ideal. Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
  7. Thank you! I'll be asking questions as I learn more about what I don't know I don't know. Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
  8. Thank you so much for both great replies! I have a lot of research to do for sure, and not the least of which is the continuing effort to keep it clean, healthy, and functional. Thanks again for all of the great info. I plan on keeping this thread informed of the progress and decisions. Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
  9. I definitely plan to call an engineer if I decide to go through with it, I just thought I would reach out to everyone here to see if anyone has done anything similar. The crawl space is easily accessible, so subfloor reinforcement shouldn't be a problem (for all I know). Thanks for the reply! Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
  10. Good afternoon! New to aquariums, but always wanted one. Like the title says, I'm interested in putting a 210 gallon aquarium in the wall, but I foresee some challenges so I thought I'd reach out to you fine folks. I've attached a picture of the proposed location: What I have taped off in the above pic is the dimension of a 125, so a 210 would be a little taller. Directly behind this wall is a closet in the office. I don't know yet if this is a load-bearing wall, but I do know the subfloor directly under this wall is above grade. Given the sheer weight of a full tank I'm operating under the assumption that the subfloor would need to be reinforced before starting any such installation. Have any of you tackled such an installation, where the tank would take up such a large area of the wall with an above grade subfloor underneath? I *really* would love to have an aquarium here, but I'm a little suspicious that it may not be possible or will be too much effort to be worth it. Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk