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Old 04-16-2014, 01:35 PM   #1
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I'm water testing a 29gallon ( 30.25L x 12.5W x 18.75H). It is on a top shelf of a metal frame stand with 3/4" plywood under it to make a full shelf under it. I'm using a phone level and getting these readings at 1/4 full. I'll repost readings when full. Also, I put metal frame in large centered furniture slides. Right now are these readings acceptable?
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Old 04-16-2014, 02:10 PM   #2
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I'll do new readings tomorrow morning. Do you think these readings, right now are safe or do I need to level the tank better?

Edited: I just found this article about aquarium leveling. http://www.oscarfishlover.com/helpfu...levelling-tank
( my metal stand has 4 metal feet. The rear are regular metal and front are scrolled feet)
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It looks like your water is off 1/4 inch or less which will be fine.
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Skip the phone level and grab a tape measure. Measure the water line from the trim down on all corners. (ps, 4 corners have 8 sides)
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Huro and Treemanone, thank you both for answering and I follow what you meant about 8 measurements. I will do that and post results.

I'm also considering having the kids come back when I drain the tank and removing the furniture sliders and measuring it that way, too.
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Anytime my friend. Anytime !!! And will be looking for that update also !! 😜
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Aquarium not level questions

I took some water out and measured from the bottom of the top black strip to the water line.
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I emptied the tank and moved the plywood and found the left rear mitered up a bit. So, I moved the plywood/aquarium off the side rail. The 3/4" plywood is now supported by only front and back rail. Is that ok using 3/4" plywood? I'll fill it up again and get new readings.

Centering the tank in the middle of the stand, I think I might be level. Checked corners and they are pretty much the same. I need to spray paint back black with plasti drip b4 I refill which will make measuring the wall side almost impossible.
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