Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 01-10-2009, 06:26 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 1
New 55 Gal tank off level

Hey guys, I'm Jeff and I'm new here. Nice to meet all you! Anyway, I recently got and set up my first tank, a 55 gal freshwater. It's on a faux wood floor in my apartment, not carpet. I thought that the tank sat pretty level but I'm seeing the water level off on one end by a few cm. Also, I've noticed that after I already went and filled the think, the aquarium isn't sitting entirely even on the stand-maybe one or two mm off from being perfectly even. I've been reading on here about the twisting forces of doom and I was wondering what exactly I should be worried about and how to check for said problems. I was planning on doing a water change in the next few days at which point I was going to make sure the aquarium was perfectly even along the stand, but other than that I wouldn't know how to make the water any more level. Thanks for all your help!
__________________

__________________
staplemonger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2009, 06:29 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Zagz's Avatar



POTM Champion
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Saskatchewan, Canada
Posts: 17,108
Send a message via MSN to Zagz
Welcome to AA! A little bit unlevel is common in aquarium tanks. But only a bit. I would do the water change and make sure the tank is set right on the stand. You can use shims under the stand if the tank remains unlevel after you set it square on the stand.
__________________
AA Community Rules | AA TOS

-----------
Site Administrator
Zagz is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
55 gallon, level, new tank, tan, twisting force

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
stocking level for a 20 gal high tank JBennett5437 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 0 03-06-2009 09:53 PM
Tank is not level.. Justin_Toronto General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 3 10-22-2008 06:18 PM
New Tank Instantly at CYCLE level equal to other tank SKEET Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 8 07-09-2006 09:12 PM
Level of the tank swiftwing7 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 1 09-27-2004 11:06 PM
Tank not level Aztlan Saltwater Reef Aquaria 3 01-14-2004 03:56 PM







» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:52 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.