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When I worked in a pet store, I got asked that all the time. I would always answer "Water weighs 8 pounds to the gallon. Go ahead and round that up to 10 for safety. Then get however many of your friends it takes to equal that weight to stand where you want to put the tank and jump up and down a little."

:D Most folks were a bit shocked by the mental image they formed of a clown-car's worth of folks huddling. Then, they'd do the math, figure out that a good size tank is only worth about 3 sturdy guys and they'd buy the tank!
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When I worked in a pet store, I got asked that all the time. I would always answer "Water weighs 8 pounds to the gallon. Go ahead and round that up to 10 for safety. Then get however many of your friends it takes to equal that weight to stand where you want to put the tank and jump up and down a little."

:D Most folks were a bit shocked by the mental image they formed of a clown-car's worth of folks huddling. Then, they'd do the math, figure out that a good size tank is only worth about 3 sturdy guys and they'd buy the tank!
That's a good way of looking at it...never thought of that before!

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When I worked in a pet store, I got asked that all the time. I would always answer "Water weighs 8 pounds to the gallon. Go ahead and round that up to 10 for safety. Then get however many of your friends it takes to equal that weight to stand where you want to put the tank and jump up and down a little."

:D Most folks were a bit shocked by the mental image they formed of a clown-car's worth of folks huddling. Then, they'd do the math, figure out that a good size tank is only worth about 3 sturdy guys and they'd buy the tank!
Good idea! next tank I get I'll just throw a house party first haha.
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LOL, I was once wondering if a nice little sofa table would hold my 29G, so I asked my (then) boyfriend and his brother "Hey, guys? Sit over here on this for a second."
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