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Old 10-05-2014, 11:53 PM   #51
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Your call man. Can you shim that section of ply up?

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Other then that the stand is completely done though.



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Old 10-06-2014, 12:00 AM   #52
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Aww man, looks sweet!! I'm telling you. Where the gap is, get some good cedar shingles at home depot and the gorilla wood glue. Put some glue on the bottom and push the shims in that void, by hand, as tight as possible. or just add another sheet of 3/8" on top and use construction adhesive and shim shingles, set the tank on it and shim it and let it it cure for a day..

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I could man but that's a lot of screws and shims.

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Aww man, looks sweet!! I'm telling you. Where the gap is, get some good cedar shingles at home depot and the gorilla wood glue. Put some glue on the bottom and push the shims in that void, by hand, as tight as possible. or just add another sheet of 3/8" on top and use construction adhesive and shim shingles, set the tank on it and shim it and let it it cure for a day..

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I took your suggestions on the shims under the plywood and realized half way in that that bottom of the tank bows on the long way portions on both sides of the trim so I'm going to have gaps no matter what I do. I called aqueon yesterday because I was trying to figure everything out and they said as long as the 4 corners touch I'm good. Does this seem right? I've got all 4 corners mated with the stand now. I've seen people put pink insulation under tanks would this work so I don't have a huge 5 ft gap in the middle on both sides?

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Old 10-12-2014, 11:17 AM   #55
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The 4 corners thing sounds legit, i just cut up 2◊2" squares of dense rubber, foam would work better for larger imperfections, and placed them under 4 corners with a piece in the middle front and back for a pice of mind.

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Okay I should be done by today if everything goes well

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Fill it slowly and monitor movement with a level, it's only 1000lbs. Of h20...

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Yeah only a 1000 pounds!!!

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Fill it slowly and monitor movement with a level, it's only 1000lbs. Of h20...

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Finally got it flat and level. This is the worst spot.


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That's a plastic level huh?

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