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Old 09-03-2012, 04:51 PM   #1
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Getting Real Frustrated!!

I ordered my 55 gallon stand from Drs Foster and smith for my 50 gallon tank. Put it together and made sure it was level. Put the tank up and it was level. Filled half way and it was leveled. Added base rock & Filter, sand and salt. Filled up rest of the way and now IT'S NOT LEVEL. The waterline goes from right to left on a slope. On the right side its 1/8th from the trim and on the left 3/8th from the trim. Is this a huge amount I need to worry about? I really don't want to empty all this saltwater & then put it back...
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Old 09-03-2012, 07:41 PM   #2
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Your better off to empty and fix it now and be done with it. If not eveytime you look at it, it will bother you
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Old 09-03-2012, 08:03 PM   #3
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It causes stress at the seams. Better to fix it as soon as you can. I need to shim my tank also.
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Old 09-03-2012, 08:22 PM   #4
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It really does need to be level. If not level, the seams with get stressed and can cause a leak down the road. Can u push a shim in there?
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Old 09-03-2012, 08:30 PM   #5
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my tank isnt completely level i have the same issue with slope but mine is only about a 1/16 to an 1/8". IMO i would fix yours because 3/8" is quite a bit. and a shim whould be the best way to go. do u have foam under your tank?
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