I am trying to find out how much a 90 gallon tank weighs. I found a site that said a 90 gallon acrylic was 900lbs give or take. Is there some kind of formula or does anyone know?
How did you arrive at that figure? Did I miss something like an enormous sump?volitansman said:The weight I listed is just the tank, if you add in the sump and stand and all the equipment it comes closer to 2600 pounds.
VERY heavy stand as well as a descent sized sump and numerous pumps and all the related hoses and pipes.JennM said:How did you arrive at that figure? Did I miss something like an enormous sump?
The AGA catalog (which I don't have here at home) lists the empty weight of their tanks. I don't remember the 90 off the top of my head but I think the 120 weighs about 194 lbs empty. Their chart has empty weight and full weight - estimated of course, but as I said, better to err on the side of caution.
If I remember I'll try to look that up at work in the morning and post it to this thread.
Where did you find that? I looked and couldn't find specs -- perhaps I can't see for looking AGA needs to update their site - lots of stuff still says 2004.volitansman said:According to the AGA web site the 90 full weight is 1050 pounds.
Sorry, I was talking about my stand, and mine's not that bad the blocks are securlly placed and the top is made of 6 x 8 beams and a piece of ply that are all screwed together and then leveled and a piece of foam on top of that.JennM said:Thanks for that link, Stuart - it's now bookmarked I surfed around the site and didn't find it - now I know where to find it.
I'm confused on the stand thing - you said a ghetto cinder block and wood but Jena said pine stand and canopy - we all talking about the same tank here?
Those ghetto stands scare me - we recently moved a 450g that was sitting on cinder blocks, a couple of 4x4 supports, and a piece of MDF under the tank (acrylic)... nothing fastened together. Granted it wasn't going to go anywhere when it was full but it scared the heck out of me when we were trying to take the tank off the 'stand'... everything started to give way when we started shifting the tank (5 of us).