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Old 07-20-2006, 11:16 PM   #1
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Leveling an uneven floor for 100 gallon tank.

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I'm setting up a 100 gallon acrylic aquarium on a wood floor. The floor is pretty uneven... In both directions. How should I go about leveling it? The Tenecor acrylic aquarium is 60 x 18 x 20 and sits on an acrylic stand that covers the full surface of the floor.... What can I use to level the floor? Shimmies are weak and won't really reenforce the surface/underneath the stand properly. Thoughts? Advice?


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Old 07-22-2006, 04:36 PM   #2
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is this tank going in a home and what floor, if its the basement, i would just get some wood pieces and even it out, if not, I whould reinforce the floor with a wall on the bottom floor directly above the tank.

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Old 07-22-2006, 10:58 PM   #3
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Actually I'm putting the tank on the 4th floor of an old tenement building in NYC.

The tank will weight aprox 1000 lbs (full). 60 x 18 so it covers a good amount of floor space/span. I've asked around and most contractors say that 1000 pounds really isn't so bad over such a long distance/area... Seeing as people put up wood bookcases and setup entertainment systems that weight just as much when they are filled.

I was thinking of using some self leveling cement to get the floor level for the stand (it's entirely flat) so the floor needs to be level. Thoughts?
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Old 07-23-2006, 08:11 AM   #4
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I've had similar concerns about leveling the stand. If I shim one end of the stand 1/4" to make the tank perfectly level, wouldn't the stand eventually sag in the middle. I thought that if the stand wasn't flat on the floor that the stand would eventually assume a bowed shape and give less support to the tank.
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