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Old 06-11-2011, 07:05 PM   #1
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tank not level

Hi i set up my tank yesterday and I didn't notice until it was full of saltwater, and the water was higher on one then the other about 1/4 in, so I hammered a shime under the stand and now it's about 3/16 in is that alright or should I put another shime under the stand I also checked the level of the stand and tank it was level but the room wasn't
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Old 06-11-2011, 07:56 PM   #2
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The tank really should be level but if it is off just a hair it won't hurt it. My house was built in 1952 and the floors are, well, less than level. I don't think any of my tanks have ever been 100% level but they are not off enough to put too much pressure on one side or one end that would cause a failure. Maybe one more shim though...try and get it to no more than an 1/8.
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Old 06-11-2011, 08:15 PM   #3
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Ya I might try to put another shime under the only reason I'm not sure is it says it's level the tank and stand
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Old 06-11-2011, 08:24 PM   #4
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ya, out house was built in 1908.... When I moved in I was amazed at how far my tank was off!!! luckily we have a mini wood shop in the basement and we were able to build huge "wedges" for lack of a better word for each of my tanks that leveled the floor and yet had continous contact so there was no chance of bowing from a shim on one side.
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Old 06-11-2011, 08:32 PM   #5
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I'm kind of confused on what to do cause when I first shined it the stand and tank was level but the water was still a bit lower than the other side. (I was thinking it was just the sand because one had 5" and the other side 2 untill I spreaded out )lol
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Old 06-11-2011, 08:52 PM   #6
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Hey..that's "my" trick! I always figured if I put the heavier items in the back of the tank (my level tends to be off front to back rather than side-to-side) then it would "naturally" level everything out
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Old 06-12-2011, 04:07 AM   #7
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are you sure the trim on your tank just isn't off a bit to give it he appearance that its not level.

PS: water doesn't work like that, if there is more sand on one side or another, water always wants to be even and will always be level, thats why a hand levels use water with a bubble in it, and why alot of good laser levels have the plumb bob in water, they float and stay true and shoot a level beap where you want it.
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Old 06-12-2011, 11:13 AM   #8
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Hey maybe it is I think I might just leave it for now you can't really notice it anyway thxs but I'll check to see if it's the trim
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