Floor Weight Capacity For Large Aquarium

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So we're thinking of getting a large aquarium, specially an Innovative Marine EXT 200 gallon Peninsula. All in (main tank, sump tank stand, water, sand, rock, equipment), let's say 2,500-3,000 pounds. It's would go on the first floor and the house is on a slab. The footprint of the tank/stand is 71 inches by 30 inches. This is the Pergo flooring. 10mm core with a 2mm underlayment. I don't really know any other details about the subfloor ATM. The room is about 14 feet by 14 feet. Will this crack/damage the Pergo over time? I'm more worried about the structural integrity than scratches. Any other flooring issues due to that weight? Is there anything I can lay down between the Pergo and the bottom of the tank stand that would help mitigate any potential issues (even if it's 'overkill')? TIA for the help!
 

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I'd consider putting a sheet of quality plywood or 3/4" wood planks on the floor for your tank feet to sit on to help spread the load. I suspect that much weight will cause permanent dents on the flooring.
 

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I am interested in the size of tank, and from what I have read/researched on this youre good if its on a slab. If this is above a basement then youll want to go and install floor supports by doubling up the wood and adding connecting joists.
 

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All of my tanks are on laminant flooring. Largest is a 180 gallon that had been running over 7 years. I won't know if the floor is damaged until I move it but the tank is still level. I'm on tradition wood joist flooring. You being on a call slab would make your floor stronger
 
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All of my tanks are on laminant flooring. Largest is a 180 gallon that had been running over 7 years. I won't know if the floor is damaged until I move it but the tank is still level. I'm on tradition wood joist flooring. You being on a call slab would make your floor stronger
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