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Old 05-29-2010, 02:43 AM   #1
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Tank off balance...ok?

So I've finally got the 250gal all glass tank in its final resting place at the new house and I took a level to it and noticed that it is about a milimeter (still within the black lines of the level's bubble) off center. Is this something I should worry about or not?
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If it's that close, you'll be fine. Just make sure the tank is stable as well.
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with a tank that big, you've done a great job getting it that close. most houses arent even that level
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my 55 does the same thing, off level.
the water on the left side reach the oak pane, the water on the right side is 1/2inch below the pane. everything seem to hold right
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Old 05-29-2010, 03:20 PM   #5
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awesome, thats perfect.

Look at the base of my stand.


you can see how much my floor was out of level, had to double up on tile and still use carpenter shims to get it level and seated firmly without any dips in it.

Now, stop cackling and start taking pics, chad.
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same here, i have to stick small piece of wood under the open just to level it up.
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Great job getting it that close.
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Old 05-30-2010, 01:27 PM   #8
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Thanks!! I made some shims but I think it'll be fine, it didn't do anything when I leak tested it earlier so that's good.
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How's Orton looking for ya this? I still havnt seen much from Cutler since he came here. What was so great about him?
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