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    tank level

    I recently setup a 75g salwater and after putting the water in i notice that it leans foward about half an inch, maybe a little less. is that a problem? pm me with answer please

    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wendo-reef View Post
    I recently setup a 75g salwater and after putting the water in i notice that it leans foward about half an inch, maybe a little less. is that a problem? pm me with answer please

    thanks
    The unecessary stress on the seams is a disaster waiting to happen. I would remove the salt water and level the tank ASAP.

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    i checked it and it's about 1/4 inch to 3/8 off level

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nelson View Post
    The unecessary stress on the seams is a disaster waiting to happen. I would remove the salt water and level the tank ASAP.

    i agree, better the aggravation of fixing it now than an empty tank later.
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    i have the same issue.... never thought of it as a stress on seams...

    you thiink i would be able to fix it with one of those shims i think its called? where you just hammer it in under the stand?

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    Hi, completely agree, make your tank bang on straight.
    chujai, you can make it level by adding shims under the legs of your stand until it goes straight. use something very hard so as the shim doesn't break over time, example hardwood of even metal. I made my own aluminium shims to level my metal stand.

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
    planning next tank, possibly 60x30x20 on 2x plasma.
    updated: 2011/05/30

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    steel ( preferably stainless ) washers work pretty good too. i wouldn't suggest jacking a full tank up to insert shims. to be safe you should remove as much water as you can and jack the tank so the whole side being jacked moves together. ( ie. don't just lift one corner ).
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    I agree, best to fix the problem now instead of later when you have xxxx's of dollars invested in it. I myself use a heavy duty rubber/foam work mat underneath my tank which allows the tank to self level to a degree. Works great for my purposes.
    That's it for now, keep reef'n

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