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Old 01-02-2016, 04:10 PM   #1
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Best way to check if stand top is coplanar?

I'm dealing with a new Miracles Aquariums stand with a top that is 60" by 18". What would be the best way to check if the stand top is coplanar? Putting the tank on it unfortunately is not possible cause it's over 200lbs ... once it's on it will stay on. I'd like to verify the the top is coplanar before the tank goes on, just not sure how to do that easily ... are they any tools available to help with that (like the coplanar equivalent of a level)?

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Old 01-03-2016, 06:54 PM   #2
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So you want to check if the surface is flat?? Use a level, all you need.. it's not rocket science what style tank are you using?

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So you want to check if the surface is flat?? Use a level, all you need.. it's not rocket science what style tank are you using?

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Not just that it's level but that the whole stand is on the same plane. Each side of a stand could be level but the whole thing may not still be coplanar.

Dunno if you read the thread that gives a little more context to this brookster. But the stand was built custom but less than perfect. Bumps and stuff. Might take a while to do the whole thing with a level, although you could do it for sure
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Not just that it's level but that the whole stand is on the same plane. Each side of a stand could be level but the whole thing may not still be coplanar.
You level it front to back, side to side and corner to corner each and every way. 6 readings. If you want to get crazy you can use a grading laser level. they're not cheap though.

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I said to put pennies on corners of stand and see if the level cleared the hump.
An easy reference to any area can be made by raising the corners until it cleared the hump and then go from there....

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Ahh ha.. now I gotcha.. thanks bandit! what kind of tank is it?

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