02-16-2007, 08:49 AM
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Well the thing is, my stand isn't 4 legs...it's mostly touching the ground all the way around, except for an opening in the middle on the front (see picture)... i do have several shims (2 side by side, 1 pair on the left side, 1 pair on the right...and then a stack of them (making a rectangle in the middle to have some extra suppor in the middle where it doesn't touch the ground)...so the weight is more distributed.
it's on carpet, i really doubt they are going to crack...but im gonna continue to monitor with a spirit level every couple weeks....if it gets off level, i may try your coin method. however, i dont think this is such a good idea...with something that heavy, you want the weight to be a little more distributed, with some kind of gradient (like a shim)under the stand...say i put stack of coins under the corners in the front...those would be stress points, and i'd be more concerned about uneven distribution of the tank forces...
how big is the tank you use your coin method with? just curious!
Thanks for your input