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Old 02-28-2015, 12:19 PM   #1
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Exclamation Imperfections in Stand

Hey guys I made a stand using 2x4's as something for the tanks to sit on and it is supported by cinder blocks.

I noticed that all of the tanks sit completely flush with the 2x4 frame. I used slightly flexible metal brackets so that when filled the weight will straighten everything out.

As of now, the middle of the 55 gallons frame is about a tenth of an inch above the cinder block. The frame on the 40 sits properly on the cinderblock but the tanks right side is about a tenth of an inch above the frame. The rest sits well. On the 20 long I am having the same problem as the 40. Is this safe to fill or should I find a way to make them flush before filling? I was banking in water weight to flush the 2x4s, is that okay?
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Did you try shims?
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I've used pieces of paper to make shift shim for the 55s center. Should I do this for the other ones?
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