Did you check to make sure your stand was level before filling your aquarium?

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Did you check to make sure your stand was level before filling your aquarium?

  1. Yes.

    52 vote(s)
    59.8%
  2. No.

    35 vote(s)
    40.2%
  1. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    Did you check to make sure your stand was level before filling your aquarium?

    I've had some experience with broken aquarium braces due to uneven stands from uneven floors.. I am curious if you have.

    Did you have to jack the floor? Or just add[STRIKE] shivs[/STRIKE] oops 'shims' under the stand?
     
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2009
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  3. slocal

    slocal Torch Coral

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    Honestly, no. At some point we'll even out our 29gal, but at this point it shouldn't be that big of an issue.
     
  4. missionsix

    missionsix Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Absolutely.... I always do. In fact, my current set-up had to be leveled quite a bit. Unfortunately my shims have shifted and my tank is out 1/4" in 4'. It would have bothered me to no end in any of my past tanks.
     
  5. Whisky Tango Foxtrot

    Whisky Tango Foxtrot Skunk Shrimp

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    After the setup of my first tank being on a slant, We re-did the floor and checked all levels...
     
  6. PackLeader

    PackLeader Giant Squid

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    At my old place, it was slightly uneven. It was a condo, and it was on a slab, so not much we could do about leveling the floor. Right now, and it's second location, my tank is dead even. Didn't really check beforehand either time ;)
     
  7. GuitarMan89

    GuitarMan89 Giant Squid

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    I did the same thing Mission did, I checked and shimmed it, but after it was set up, I have about 1/4" in 4' out of level. All I really need to do it take the shims out, but there is no way to do that now. Oh well.
     
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  9. RHorton

    RHorton Pajama Cardinal

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    mine was a little off so I shimmed it also.
     
  10. Av8Bluewater

    Av8Bluewater Giant Squid

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    My foundation is way off... so I had to.
    Maybe an inch and a half of blocks and shims.
    With a big tank it's super important. Tanks will twist over time and almost certainly leak if not level.
     
  11. jakeh24

    jakeh24 Pajama Cardinal

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    I checked after it was filled
    well I only have a 14 gallon but still lol
     
  12. Otty

    Otty Giant Squid

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    About 4 times before water was added.