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. markbb10

    markbb10 Plankton

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    Leveling Tank

    I also had to shim my 90G before filling...My home is about 207 years old so the word "level" does not apply to any floor or wall.

    Mark
     
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  3. reefer Bob

    reefer Bob Montipora Digitata

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    My 265 is in what used to be a garage, so the floor had a lean. Shims worked fine.
     
  4. amcarrig

    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I don't see "hells yeah" as a choice so I just voted Yes :D
     
  5. Stevet86

    Stevet86 Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    Just got done moving my tank and shimmed the heck out of it.
     
  6. coolridernum1

    coolridernum1 Feather Duster

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    Uneven

    Yeah i forgot to ck it and now it's to the top on one side and 1/4" low on the other.

    I will change it after my 1st 90% water change.
     
  7. missionsix

    missionsix Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Leveled out the stand for my nano this afternoon. 8)
     
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  9. iLLwiLL

    iLLwiLL Sailfin Tang

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    my floor was level, so no problems there . . . the only problem i ran into was the 15 year old wall cutout the tank went into was not square. the tank was going to be flush with the walls on either side, but it sticks out about an inch because the opening is wider at the front than at the back :(

    ~Will.
     
  10. weboddity

    weboddity Astrea Snail

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    Didn't occur to me until the water was up to the molding in the front and ¼" away in the back. Oopsies! We'll be more careful when we setup the 100g.
     
  11. shipbear

    shipbear Bubble Tip Anemone

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    O STAND.. I read SAND..!! LOL

    I checked mine 4 times, should have been right on..!!
    But when almost full of water was 1/8 off... My friend helping.. said..
    Thats close enough. I said " maybe for you "..
    And I used 'shims' under the stand . Alot of them to spread out the weight..
    It took me 2 days to get it the way I wanted it..
    BUT, I'm very happy with it..

    Larry
     
  12. mikejrice

    mikejrice 3reef Affiliate

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    I think my stand is upside down. Cant tell for sure cuz I cant flip it over with 50 gallons of water on it. Was to excited to get it set up to think about it when I got it.