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Old 08-25-2011, 04:32 PM   #1
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Glass bending?!?!

Noticed a slight bow in the tank while looking at it from the side. Nothing drastic but It worries me. If this thing breaks I doubt I'll ever be allowed another tank ever again.
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Old 08-25-2011, 04:35 PM   #2
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I notice it slightly from the pic. Im no expert but it might help to know shat size tank is.
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Old 08-25-2011, 04:49 PM   #3
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Right sorry. I bought it new as a kit it said it was 32 gallons but it calculates up to 34.5 gallons.

Dimensions are 31.5"x14"x18"
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so should i be worried?
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Old 08-25-2011, 07:26 PM   #5
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That's a fair bit of bowing I would keep an eye on it.
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Old 08-25-2011, 07:38 PM   #6
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Upon further inspection it seems as though the tank is leaning towards the front a bit more so tomorrow when i do a pwc i'll try moving the tank back a bit to try and even it out.
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Old 08-25-2011, 07:52 PM   #7
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I would drain about 90% out if you are going to do that so you don't stress the seals while pushing it back.
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its on a piece of plywood so would i be able to just push the piece of plywood? I wouldn't be moving the stand or pushing directly on the aquarium.
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Get a flat straight item and put it on one side of the bow - how far off the glass is it from the other side?

Camera photo's can be misleading because of a phonemna called Barrel roll - Round lenses turns squares with straight lights into slightly curved lines - more noticeable at the edges of the photo.
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Not much. The tank is aporximately 13'' 3/4 in width but with the bow it measures 14'' (measured from the top).
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