I made sure that we got first floor specifically for the aquarium. I also don't like to move furniture upstairs as I have moved a lot of friends and that is something I would prefer to avoid. I really want to get the tank so I can start making the stand. I want to wait till I have the exact measurements of my aquarium before I start putting it together. I know the dimensions are 48.5" x 18.5" x 25.4-25.9". I have found other sites online that remove the .5" at the end. The most exciting part is building the stand as I get to be hands on.