Reefer Tank Weights

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  1. mjlash22

    mjlash22 Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Was just curious if anyone knew the tank weights. Just the tanks themselves, not the whole pallet weight or system weight. Ordering a 525 or 625 soon and trying to plan a "move into the house" plan. Not sure if 2 people would be able to easily lift it, should I get glass suction grips, etc.
     
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    AcanthurusRex Active Member R2R Supporter

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    A 525 is heavy. I only had one helper, no suction cups. Got it done but it was risky in retrospect. The weights are in the RedSea documents.
     
  3. Rich1987

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    My 750 was a heavy SOB. We had four guys total loading into my diesel truck because it’s so high not the pallet and all that just the tank from the LFS..... when I got home just me and my buddy carried it from the truck into the house... was it smart, absolutely not.... was it possible absolutely... no gloves no suction cups... but we are both powerlifters and both have long arms so the wide grip we needed wasn’t terrible.
     
  4. AJsReef

    AJsReef Active Member Build Thread Contributor

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    750 Is definitely a heavy beast. 941lb shipping weight on the pallet and glass alone is in the 550 pound range.
     
  5. Rich1987

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    Here is the tank

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    Daltrey Valuable Member Build Thread Contributor

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    It took six of us to move my 750xxl onto the stand this weekend. Probably could have moved it with four people but we had extra people there anyway just in case. Plus we had to carry it about 15 feet across the room.

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    AJsReef Active Member Build Thread Contributor

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    It had the LFS assemble and do the initial set up of mine. Took 3 experienced workers to move the tank. I was impressed but these guys do tanks all day everyday. I’d definitely use 4+ people if I was assuming liability
     
  8. Firedawg1983

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    625XXL tank itself is right at 300 lbs. took three of us to move it off pallet in garage into the house and then two of us to lift it and put it on the stand
     
  9. Firedawg1983

    Firedawg1983 Active Member

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    Straight out of the Red Sea book

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    mjlash22 Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Thanks! This is exactly what I was looking for. I downloaded the PDF manual from their website, but either missed it or it wasn't in there. Ordered the 525 and going to attempted moving with 2 people. Should be fun!
     
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    Only issue I had by moving my 625 was when we lifted the tank off the pallet the stand top was sticking to the bottom of the tank every time we tried to lift it, it was way too heavy for three of us to lift it up and try and pull the stand top down off the bottom of the tank but we ended up getting it.
     
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    mjlash22 Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Good to know!
     
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    Anyone know the weight of the xxl 625 when filled?

     
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    Bos Active Member Build Thread Contributor

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    2 guys lifted my 525XL onto the cabinet. Took 3 of them to get it into flat though.
     
  15. Firedawg1983

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    Over 1,666 lbs. that’s just tank and total water. Add stand, rock, sand, equipment. Just say 2000 lbs easy
     
  16. RegalMark

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    Hi guys i could do with some advice id like reefer xxl 750 my mate works in construction and he says i wouldnt need to add any structural support on my joists its going in my dining room downstairs next to load bearing wall and would go over a few joists those joists are also supprting my stairs.
    Any advice ideas or info would be much appreciated.
     
  17. Firedawg1983

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    For the total weight I would put in an extra support regardless do you have a basement or crawl space? I have the 625xxl over a crawl space and I tore out all the old sub flooring sistered the joists it would be over and boxed in a frame. That’s after I dug in clay about 3 feet down and poured concrete pads with rebar and added jacks. I went a little excessive but better safe than sorry
     
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    Any pictures of underneath where the tank will be going ??
     
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