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turtle10 02-06-2014 12:56 AM

Help with leveling tank stand
 
I had recently started set up a 55g tank on a large tile floor when I realized that it was not level on all sides (with the little bubble tool). After moving both the tank and the stand to the back of the room (on level wood floor) to put back to the garage since I thought it was the stand that was not level.
Anyways, I checked the stand again with the bubble tool and this time it was level, so I am thinking the tile floor is the culprit. How can I fix this?

NeonFlux 02-06-2014 02:19 AM

Look for plastic shims at your local home improvement store and buy some. Siphon out a lot of the fish tank's water until there's a little bit left, next, try and lift the stand up a little bit and puck a shim underneath the left or right sides of the stand depending on where the water is droopy and see if you can get it to level. Good luck!

turtle10 02-06-2014 03:25 AM

Can I use a large piece/plank of plywood instead? It seems a lot easier than doing all six points individually.

I may just find a place to put it in the part of the room that has the wood floor. Does anyone have experience with large tanks on wood floors? It is on the first floor of the house.

Flint 02-06-2014 08:09 AM

If you just throw a piece of plywood under it, it won't raise the end that needs to be raised and it will still be just as uneven as it is now.


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