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Old 12-10-2014, 12:12 PM   #21
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Did I forget to mention it is a rimless tank? I just finished painting the back and here it is sitting on the stand!

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Also, quick question. Because the stand is wider than the aquarium, should I centre the tank on the stand or can I leave it flush to the front like in the picture?


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Old 12-10-2014, 01:19 PM   #22
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Did I forget to mention it is a rimless tank? I just finished painting the back and here it is sitting on the stand!

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Also, quick question. Because the stand is wider than the aquarium, should I centre the tank on the stand or can I leave it flush to the front like in the picture?


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I'm really jealous of that tank man! I think it looks good the way it is sitting, but its completely up to you.
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Old 12-10-2014, 03:47 PM   #23
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I would personally leave it up front, so you can get behind it better. I have my tank sitting 8inches off the wall.

It also gives it a pedestal look the more away from the wall.

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Thanks for the replies guys! The only thing that worries me is that the stand isn't level. It actually leans front a bit and is going to be worse once filled with water. I will be shimming the stand level though. Still think it won't be a problem?

In other news, a friend gave me a Coralife Super Skimmer 65 for this tank which is pretty cool. I was initially just gonna run 2 AC50s.


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Thanks for the replies guys! The only thing that worries me is that the stand isn't level. It actually leans front a bit and is going to be worse once filled with water. I will be shimming the stand level though. Still think it won't be a problem?

In other news, a friend gave me a Coralife Super Skimmer 65 for this tank which is pretty cool. I was initially just gonna run 2 AC50s.


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As long as you can shim it and get it very close to level I don't think there would be a problem. You will notice exactly how I level it I on that rimless tank though from the water level line. I heard good things about those skimmers which I wad kinda surprised about. A buddy of mine has a really big one and he loves it.
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My setup isn't level...I hate seeing the water level going off at an angle, but not much I can do about it at this stage in the game. Just get some shims and prop things up until it is level like Paul said. It is a really interesting stand, you've put so much effort into it already you might as well make sure everything is squared away before you add water.
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I always had the intention of shimming. I was just worried the stand would be too front heavy but I think I'm just being paranoid.

Anyway, up to now, I just need to cut out some egg crate to line my tank, change RODI pre-filters, shim, and clean up the basement. After that, we're good to go on transfer!


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I always had the intention of shimming. I was just worried the stand would be too front heavy but I think I'm just being paranoid.

Anyway, up to now, I just need to cut out some egg crate to line my tank, change RODI pre-filters, shim, and clean up the basement. After that, we're good to go on transfer!


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Sounds good! I'm paranoid about large volumes of water crashing onto my hardwood floors also! I guess that why when I built my stand I went way overkill. LOL. Its only holding a 38 gallon tank but could probably easily hold triple the weight. Are you going to do a sump on this tank?
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No sump on the 32 but I am planning it when I get the eventual 65. I just don't want to go through the hassle of drilling or the headache or a HOB overflow for a tank that probably won't even be up for more than a year.


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No sump on the 32 but I am planning it when I get the eventual 65. I just don't want to go through the hassle of drilling or the headache or a HOB overflow for a tank that probably won't even be up for more than a year.


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