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    Can two guys move a glass 150 gallon?

    So, I'm arranging to buy a 150 gallon off a stranger on Facebook marketplace. We've set everything up to make the sale.

    What I'm wondering is if two guys can move a 150 gallon. I think it weights 308 lbs. I'm figuring we may be able to use dollies and only have to move one side at a time.

    Is it ok for the bottom of the tank to be supported in weird ways? Like say lifting one side and sliding it off the stand onto a dolly. This will have the tank being supported by it's middle while it's at an angle..

    Anyway, I can get another person to help but it's tough becuase it's happening tomorrow, 4th if July.

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    Ok I just upped the people count to 3 at least.

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    i would put a 3/4" plywood under it to be safe.

    Good luck and be careful.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Goldfish Click here to enlarge
    Ok I just upped the people count to 3 at least.

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    phase one mission successful! That actually wasn't too bad. I was thinking it was going to be a lot heavier. The tank is definitely not 300lbs or over. Two guys can lift it fairly easily. We had a few stairs to navigate on the way out of the sellers house but it went well enough.

    It's back home now all in one piece.

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    Uh oh.. looks like I got a 125.. I should have measured before buying it. Well, that explains why the two of us could could carry it relatively easily.

    Now that I know it's a 125 I don't think the deal was that amazing.. I guess in my excitement about getting the tank I overlooked making sure I was getting the right size. Oh well. Doh!

    The tank is still nice tho.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Goldfish Click here to enlarge
    Uh oh.. looks like I got a 125.. I should have measured before buying it. Well, that explains why the two of us could could carry it relatively easily.

    Now that I know it's a 125 I don't think the deal was that amazing.. I guess in my excitement about getting the tank I overlooked making sure I was getting the right size. Oh well. Doh!

    The tank is still nice tho.
    Curious...........who said it was a 175gal?

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    Seller said it was 150 gal. Drove one hour with a trailer and two friends to help. I bought it.. then I got home and measured it. Whoops its actually a 125.. oh well you live and you learn I guess.
    I dont think the seller had ill intent. It's possible she may not have known it's actual size. That was my responsibility to figure out before deciding to buy it.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Goldfish Click here to enlarge
    Seller said it was 150 gal. Drove one hour with a trailer and two friends to help. I bought it.. then I got home and measured it. Whoops its actually a 125.. oh well you live and you learn I guess.
    I dont think the seller had ill intent. It's possible she may not have known it's actual size. That was my responsibility to figure out before deciding to buy it.

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