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Old 07-10-2013, 09:54 AM   #1
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How to: Level a tank

How can i level a 450L capacity tank?
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Old 07-10-2013, 10:43 AM   #2
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You level the stand so the tank is level. The tank needs to sit flat on the stand. The exact procedure depends on the type of stand and the type of floor it is on.
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Old 07-17-2013, 08:29 PM   #3
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I have rio 400 tank with stand placed on tiles
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Old 07-20-2013, 09:30 PM   #4
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I have a 52 gal tank that wasn't quite level. I just shimmed it using wooden shims like you would a door or cabinet. Used my 6 foot leek to make sure all was level front to back and side to side. So far, so good
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Not sure where you are but here in the states I grab these composite shims at Lowe's for leveling tanks. They will take up to 16,000lbs which is way more than the softer wood shims used for windows and doorways.
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Not sure where you are but here in the states I grab these composite shims at Lowe's for leveling tanks. They will take up to 16,000lbs which is way more than the softer wood shims used for windows and doorways.
How much did u pay ?
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How much did u pay ?
$1.85 for a pack of 12 according to their website
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Old 09-01-2013, 03:50 PM   #8
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O ok thanks
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