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Old 10-07-2006, 11:51 PM   #1
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2 questions leveling tank and precautions to take for 2nd fl

im in a second floor house and it seems that the floor is not level or somethign on the stand is not level the stand rocks slightly back and forth no tank on it yet allso im living in a 2nd floor apt 2 family house is there any percaustions i should take for a 75 gal tank?
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Yes. Place the tank on an inside wall, and shim under the stand at the floor. If the stand itself is unlevel, you may want to consider putting foam board underneath the tank. This also acts as excellent insulation.
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Well the floor is unlevel but i think i am going to do foam anyway because its a diy stand .. what should i shim the stand with regular wood shims or somethign diffrent the floor is a quarter of a inch off should i not shim that much up?
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Maybe cut a strip of plywood? Or a thin strip or two of the foam board?

Wooden shims work, but you will have to use a lot of them. Everytime you move one set, you will want to readjust the others. Tedious work, but necessary.
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