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Old 04-17-2014, 08:45 PM   #1
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Help! My stand is level my floor is not.

I bought my 50 gallon tank and set it up on cinderblocks. I leveled each set of cinderblocks and they are fine. My floor however sucks. Its crappy carpet and it is not even anywhere in the room really. I bought plywood wider than the tank and a bit longer than I had the blocks placed to try to level it a bit but it didn't seem to work. It seems about 4mm off level from left to right. Should the carpet flatten and level the tank a bit? I cant really shim the stand to level it I tried under the bottom plywood.

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Old 04-17-2014, 08:52 PM   #2
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What's the problem, as long as the tank is sitting flat on the stand than just keep it filled up to the top and you won't even notice it
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Problem is I'm worried about 50 gallons of water gushing onto my floor.
Is this level too small? It shows the tank as level but its only a 9 inch level

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Old 04-17-2014, 09:15 PM   #4
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Look at the bottom rim if tank metering stand, as long as both sides and middle are touching than there us no allowance for sag and therefore your tank can/will not burst..
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After some shimming of the cinderblocks I managed to correct the level. It seems for whatever reason the far right blocks werent supporting the bottom of the right side as much as they should have so it was listing a little even though the tank lay flat to the stand.

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