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Old 04-28-2010, 10:09 PM   #1
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Adusting water level with dual overflows

Tonight i filled my new 165 gallon tank with dual overflows. The tank is about 3-4mm off over 6ft so the water is only spilling into the left overflow. Is there a way to adjust the water level the megaflows or do i drain and shim? Thanks I'm starting to miss my canister's!!
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I would want a a level tank but if you don't you could use acrylic to make the area surrounding the overflow 3-5 mm higher... as I said making the tank level is what I would do.
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Just drained the tank and shimmed the stand. The front of the frame is not straight it's slightly deformed but the back of the frame is perfect. I never would have guessed 3mm would have made such a difference.
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Make sure that one corner isn't lower then the rest!
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If one corner is lower then the rest then you could have a twisting pressure on the tank and cause it to crack or break a seal...
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I would use a level to make sure the stand is level before putting the fish tank on and filling it again.
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Tank is perfectly level but top frame is slightly off when they molded the piece.
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