When I got my 46 Gallon Tank I washed it and put up the stand and everything. Waited about a day and then added around 15 Gallons of water. And then I waited about another day or so for leaks. Today I put more water in. And it was about 2 inches from the bottom of the top black thing. It was just enough so that my HOB
filter would cause some surface aggitation, but not too much splashing sounds. When my mom saw it she was like that is way to much water, and said the stand would break and the tank would fall foward and shatter into pieces. I started telling her it wouldn't happen unless there was like some earthquake (Which is very unlikely since I live in Houston) or someone tried to push it. She still didn't believe me and wanted me to lower the water down 6 inches from where the water level currently was. I lowered it and the splashing sounds from the HOB
filter got louder and the filter started to make some weird sounds as if it was barely able to get the water going. Is this good for the filter? And do you think the water level is way too low? My stand is wooden and has 2 metal poles in the front to hold it up. I would think it could hold it up since I doubted that the LFS
would sale a stand too weak for a tank. I currently turned off the filter just in case. So you think the water level is too low?