55g tank with slightly uneven floor
I'm setting up a 55 gallon african cichlid tank and half way through filling it, I realized the floor was slightly uneven. It's only uneven by a couple millimeters in one corner.
I have a piece of high density foam between the tank and my tank stand to help absorb the weight.
I just want to know if a couple millimeters will be a problem or if I should empty my tank and stick a wedge in there to even it out.
Yes, I know you're not supposed to put a wedge directly underneath the tank. I meant a wedge under the tank stand on the floor.
I did do a bit of research before posting here about it, however the cases I read about were about tanks that were obviously uneven, by about 1/4 of an inch. My tank is literally only uneven by a couple millimeters (Like 2-3 millimeters?)
I heard that high density insulation foam helps ease the stress of the weight, so I have a piece in between my tank and my tank stand, so I was wondering if a couple millimeters is still something to worry about or should I fix it?
There are very few floors that are perfectly level. I don't think I'd stress over a couple of millimeters. Any leveling that is done, of course needs to be done between the stand and the floor and any shim materials need to remain firmly in place.
In some cases, once leveling is done, it's not a bad idea, where possible, to also secure the stand to the wall.
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