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Old 07-23-2013, 10:41 PM   #1
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Leveling tank

I'm putting a 210 in my basement and floor is really uneven I poured a pad and it cracked all over next I was thinking maybe a rubber horse mat and let the weight of the tank even itself out any help would be greatly appreciated
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I'm putting a 210 in my basement and floor is really uneven I poured a pad and it cracked all over next I was thinking maybe a rubber horse mat and let the weight of the tank even itself out any help would be greatly appreciated
Buy some regular wood shims for door frames and windows from lowes or Home Depot. I leveled my 180 that way. Once it's level use a wood chisel to cut the excess wood hanging out off. Rubber will end up sagging overtime from the weight and will likely cause your tank to become unlevel in the future. If the floor is already concrete under the tank I would leave it or possibly put tile down under it but your likely to bust tile with that weight
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Did you use alot of shims
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Did you use alot of shims
I bought two packs of them and put one about every 4 inches to distribute the weight evenly. Shims are cheap too. Like $3 for 20 cheap
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I'm not worried about cost but would plastic be better
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I'm not worried about cost but would plastic be better
It's all in what you prefer. I tried plastic but they snapped under the weight of my 180
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