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Old 06-04-2013, 01:01 AM   #1
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Aquarium stand shifted

I have a stand that I purchased from Petsmart and put together myself. I have recently noticed one vertcal side board has shifted down probably 1/8 inch or so. The stand seems quite secure other than this. It is unmovable actually, given that it is a 90 gallon tank. My question is, should I dismantle the whole thing and reassemble just to put my mind at ease?
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Old 06-04-2013, 01:25 AM   #2
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Take a level and lay it on the tank, that should give you an idea how far it is off. A stand that is tweaked can put unnecessary pressure on the glass. Some people use wedges to straighten them.
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Old 06-04-2013, 03:56 AM   #3
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If its a structural piece of the stand then it might not be a terrible idea to fix the shifted part. If its just decorative then don't worry about it. A surprisingly small amount of the stand holds the weight of the tank.
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