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Old 06-24-2013, 03:24 PM   #271
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Old 06-24-2013, 04:38 PM   #272
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Please comment on this... The left to right bubble is dead center, this is the front to back level. Tiny bit off, is this a huge concern? I really have no way of shimming the back of the stand again, other than the back corners from the sides, but i wouldn't be able to get behind the stand because it's so close to the wall, but I will if I absolutely need to. I would imagine there is a small tolerance??

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Old 06-24-2013, 04:41 PM   #273
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I wouldn't be worried about it. My tank slopes without issue because the floor does.
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Old 06-24-2013, 07:24 PM   #274
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The flex pipes look ok, and I also wouldn't worry about the out of level stand. It's not that bad.
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Old 06-24-2013, 07:40 PM   #275
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I wouldn't be worried about it. My tank slopes without issue because the floor does.
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Old 06-24-2013, 07:48 PM   #276
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The flex pipes look ok, and I also wouldn't worry about the out of level stand. It's not that bad.
I actually nixed the flex pipes... Will fashion some
filter sock holder shortly.

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It's all plumbed and I needed to make a small stand for my skimmer due to its outlet pipe needing to be out of water.



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Pretty tight fit under there for sure... I really pushed the envelope when they said .5" clearance needed to remove collection cup lol..


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Here's my next issue:

As I was on my couch looking at the tank, I can actually see a very small gap between the tank and the stand, on the sides and front as well. Upon closer inspection, it appears that the tank trim is bowed, and doesn't run straight. The 4 corners of the tank are on the stand. Will this settle into place when filled, or am I screwed? I read that because the tank has a brace and that the stand doesn't actually make contact with the glass, that it should be ok. I clearly don't want to take any foolish chances based off of ignorance...
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You are fine. No, it will not correct once it's filled with water. Are you sure the outlet on that skimmer is supposed to be out of water? The req's say 10" of water is ideal. All the skimmers I've ever owned except for the aquamedic turbofloater had the outlets submerged.
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You are fine. No, it will not correct once it's filled with water. Are you sure the outlet on that skimmer is supposed to be out of water? The req's say 10" of water is ideal. All the skimmers I've ever owned except for the aquamedic turbofloater had the outlets submerged.
Yea, here's the manual:

It's a little cut off but read #5


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Also, you said

"You are fine. No, it will not correct once it's filled with water."

Can I rephrase that to "no, it will not correct once it's filled with water, but you are fine" ??

And if so, this seems poorly crafted, no? But who am I to say so, I'm sure Aqueon engineers are good at what they do!
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LOL..yeah, you can rephrase me.

Hmm..about the skimmer...I'm thinking that will make a heck of a noise with water crashing....


Oh...wait a second...I think they mean the sideways bend, not the bottom opening. On the older versions they had a different outlet. There was no gate valve...
See how I have mine. Technically, the sideways bend in the outlet is above water. That's your outlet pipe.
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LOL..yeah, you can rephrase me.

Hmm..about the skimmer...I'm thinking that will make a heck of a noise with water crashing....

Oh...wait a second...I think they mean the sideways bend, not the bottom opening. On the older versions they had a different outlet. There was no gate valve...
See how I have mine. Technically, the sideways bend in the outlet is above water. That's your outlet pipe.
Yea, that's about the same height the sideways bend on mine will be at... The bottom of the outlet pipe will be right around the water level of the chamber it is in. I called my LFS and he said as long as there's not any negative pressure back flowing into the skimmer it will be fine... As soon as I began to explain the water level/baffle height/owners manual he knew exactly what I was asking lol...

Now I'm no engineer/handyman/architect, but if you could explain how a tank that has a gap between it and the stand will uphold 700+ pounds of matter, I would greatly appreciate it (so would my wife lol)...
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