01-27-2013, 03:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Homer16
I dont have any shims and im literally out of money for another 2 weeks :( I may have some of those felt thingies you use to keep sliding furniture from damaging the floor.
I got the light and hood with the kit, a food sample, water conditioner sample and $2.00 off water conditioner and $2.00 off food. I already have filters, heaters, sand etc. Essentially all i am doing is taking the top 38 gallon and putting it onto the stand I bought and selling the metal stand with the other tank since I bought a tank/stand set as well.
The dog is my 5 year old Belgian Malinois with a tad bit of German Shepherd in him. Hes my partner :)
"Tad bit of German Shepard"? Other than the slightly smaller paws, Not much looks not Shephard to me... Of course I'm not familiar with the Malinois to know what to look for I guess.
Well, the important thing is to not use something that can compress for a shim... or something that could slip out easily or break down when wet. Wide and flat. The cushions compress. Don't fill the tank until it's shimmed, you'll regret it if the stand twists and stresses the glass.
Hmmmm.... cut a vinegar bottle up (or one of those types of whitish plastic bottles) and use as many of those pieces as it takes to take up the space. Cut them round and slightly larger than the foot and just stack them. They might seem slippery but they won't go anywhere with hundreds of pounds of tank and water on top. Just make sure that they stay put while you start.
So you bought two stands and one new tank then... I thought you just went with the new tank and stand combo. ambitious project.