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Old 07-31-2011, 08:24 AM   #1
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My tank is leaning a little toward the back. It's a fully filled 55 gal. Should be worried?It's been like this since I first filled it. I had checked for right/left leans but not front/back.
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How much of a difference is there? If is it small (like 1/4 to 1/8 inch) then there shouldn't be a problem. If it is larger then you would need to put in shims under the stand to try and level it out.
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Old 07-31-2011, 11:50 AM   #3
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My tank is leaning a little toward the back. It's a fully filled 55 gal. Should be worried?It's been like this since I first filled it. I had checked for right/left leans but not front/back.
Good morning jen...

Never had a tank that was completely level. If you placed the tank on a strong surface and just forgot to level it, then I wouldn't worry about it. I have a 38 G tank I put on the floor and forgot to level it. It's about a quarter of an inch off and it's been running for a couple of years with no problem. Just keep the water topped off and it will look fine.

The more I think about it, I'd be inclined to leave it alone. You may do more harm than good trying to level a tank that size.

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Not trying to scare you, but I believe I've read people claiming that having their tank on an unlevel surface caused a stress crack....and a big mess.
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That is correct if it is a large difference, like 1/2" or so. That would put a lot of additional stress on the glass and seems. Small differences should be find. My tank was 1/4" off from side to side on a 55g tank for 2 years without problems.
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