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Old 07-26-2005, 02:38 PM   #1
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need to lift my tank to level it

set my 90g sw up been a year now it was level when set up but about a yr later it has settled into the carpet causeing it to lean back now i can't get it straight have no idea how to lift this monster all ideas would be greaat i dont like looking at my tank on a slant i have to put my water level up to the very top of the tank in the back just to hit just below the black top in the front...
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Old 07-26-2005, 02:46 PM   #2
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I would like suggestions on this as well, as my 110 leans to the right -- my overflow is in the back left corner and it is leaning about a cm to the front right corner. Hasn't been an issue.... yet.
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Old 07-26-2005, 02:52 PM   #3
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well mine became a problem cuz i mounted my ballast onto the back of my top i made and now i have troubles getting my top of cuz i digs into the wall
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Is your stand solid or open with exposed legs?
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Old 07-26-2005, 06:27 PM   #5
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my stand is all angle iron covered by 1/8 in oak ply
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I have the same problem with my 90 gallon, I have no floor inside my stand and i was thinking of maybe trying to use a car jack to try to jack it up and slide a thin piece of wood under the legs. I havent attemped it yet but if i do ill let you know how it went.
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Don't try doing it while its full of water, odds are bad things will happen. Buy a couple cheap garbage cans, drain it out and then shim it.
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i thought about the idea of a jack but when it came into mind that a jack is going to put pressure in one spot i thought of my tank going pop and 90g of water and 200lbs of lr on my living room floor don't go with me as for draining it how long can i leave my lr in air before major die off....i dont want to go threw a tank cycle again now that it is full of fish
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Old 07-27-2005, 01:30 AM   #9
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Theres a similar thread on this.
Try a moving trolley if u can get one.
it will transfer the weight over a larger area/length. so you can pick it up in the middle.
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a moving dolly would work if you could get it under the stand the problem is that it sunk into the carpet about a inch so i need to raise the stand alil to get one under there
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