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post #1 of 8 Old 09-23-2010, 04:17 PM Thread Starter
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My livingroom floor is uneven

So i just moved in to my new apartment and noticed that my tank is at a slant.... I just bought a new tank and was wondering if anyone has any ideas on how to level the tank before i swap out everything from my old tank to this new one? My current tank has a canopy so you cant really see it, but my new tank doesnt have a canopy and will be really visiable.
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post #2 of 8 Old 09-23-2010, 04:53 PM
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Use shims under the stand to level it.

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post #3 of 8 Old 09-23-2010, 07:54 PM
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More importantly is making sure you don't put stress on the tank because it's uneven. Use shims like stated above and make sure it's level before you fill it. What size tank are you setting up anyway?

You don't want to wake up some morning to a room full of dead fish and water.

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post #4 of 8 Old 09-23-2010, 09:20 PM
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yep i agree with all of the above and would like to toss an idea i use out there also
put cardboard under the stand to level the stand and then cut off the excess .. no one will ever notice it if they dont go looking for it LOL

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post #5 of 8 Old 09-24-2010, 04:51 AM
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yep i agree with all of the above and would like to toss an idea i use out there also
put cardboard under the stand to level the stand and then cut off the excess .. no one will ever notice it if they dont go looking for it LOL

Great idea!

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post #6 of 8 Old 09-24-2010, 07:06 AM
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thanx!!! i have a really old house and well this is used on all of my tanks and to be honest after the first day no one remembers and guests often ask how to do it and when i show them they are completely surprised LOL they thought i build each stand to accommodate the house

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post #7 of 8 Old 09-24-2010, 09:02 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys, im going to get some shims and cardboard today.
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post #8 of 8 Old 10-11-2010, 06:49 AM
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You must put bottom support for your aquarium so that aquarium water will be horizontally level...
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