how much weight can i add to my 55 gallon aquarium?

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October 23, 2019 / By Azarael
Question: i want to add rocks to my 55 gallon aquarium, knowing that certain rocks can weigh quite a bit i don't want to overload my aquarium and have the tank fail. what is the most weight you should add to a 55 gallon aquarium?
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Wendi Wendi | 10 days ago
You would be amazed at how much weight a decent aquarium can hold. I have tanks that are pretty much full of rocks, and none of them have cracked or leaked. One good tip is to put something on the bottom, before you put rocks in, to sort of cushion the rocks so one point of a rock doesn't press down on the glass. Lately, I've been using "light diffuser grid," known to aquarists as "eggcrate." This is a sheet of plastic grid, forming roughly half-inch squares, sold in hardware stores as a sort of lens for long fluorescent ceiling lights. It usually comes in pieces that are four feet by two feet. It's easy to cut to the size of your tank with wire nippers, and you can combine pieces for really big tanks. Put that on the bottom of the tank, and put the rocks on the eggcrate. The most important thing about putting rocks in a tank is that the rocks should rest on the bottom of the tank (or the aforementioned eggcrate or its equivalent), not on gravel or sand, or anything else that can be moved. Fish will dig under rocks if they can, and if they clear away the substrate under a rock and cause it to fall, you can end up with a cracked (or shattered) tank, dead fish, and a flooded room.
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Wendi Originally Answered: In Boston, is it possible to walk from the Museum of Science to the Aquarium? If so, what is the best route?
Bowling Chick is either nuts or just plain lazy!! Not only is it possible to walk it but you will walk through very interesting parts of the city. The fastest (or, if you promenade slowly, the most direct) walk: From the Science Museum walk to Leverett Circle (where Science Museun T station is) then continue down Lomasney Way. Continue straight (the name of the same street will change 3 times until it becomes Congress Street!). You will pass the Government Center's Paul Rudolph desined State Service Building and the Brooke Courthouse on your right while on your left will be mostly older, preserved brick buildings of the Bullfinch District. Then you will walk under a garage and then on your left will be the Haymarket district (also mostly brick and preserved) and on your right the modern Kennedy Building and City Hall. You will run smack into historic Fanueuil Hall and the Marketplace District. Walk through that, continue through the new Rose Kennedy Greenway park and you will arrive at the Aquarium. The most interesting, historic and palate and stomach satisfying walk: As above but when turn left Lomasney Way reaches Causeway Street turn left. You then have 100 choices for meandering through the Bullfinch District and then the North End with Old North Church and the Paul Revere House and narrow lanes and wonderful restaurant smells (and one of the world's best brewpubs, on Canal Street) until you exit the North End into the near Waterfront District and thereafter to the Aquarium.
Wendi Originally Answered: In Boston, is it possible to walk from the Museum of Science to the Aquarium? If so, what is the best route?
I live near the science museum and I would not attempt to walk to the aquarium... Way too far. Take the green line on the T from the Science Park stop to Government Center.. switch over the the Blue line at Government Center and take it to Aquarium stop..

Shaquila Shaquila
Well they wouldnt make the tank not be able to handle the weight of water that is in it, so im sure if you wante to, you can fill the whole thing up with rocks. Being that the more rocks you put in, the more water you have to take out, you should be fine. Think of the saltwater reef tanks that people make with all of the caves. Im not a saltwater person, but rocks are heavy, and they really fill up the tank with all kinds of rock caves. So i can imagine as long as you dont go to overboard you will be fine. Just try to use thin rocks to build your caves, They will displace less water and look very very nice. Or if you use the round rocks stack them so they leave cave looking spaces between them. That also looks very nice and it leaves a place for your fish to hide and maybe even spawn. Just be careful when putting/taking rocks in and out of your tank that you dont hit the glass. Good luck!
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Orlagh Orlagh
I do not think it matters how much it weighs. I have seen tanks filled with rocks. Just remember they displace water. The more rocks the less water.
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Orlagh Originally Answered: Is it okay to add fake decor plants to my aquarium while/after cycling my tank bowl?
Yes, however, guppies require a group of three, a minimum TANK size of 10 gallons, and a heater. Nothing can live in a "bowl". Even a betta requires a minimum tank size of 5 gallons with a heater and filter.

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