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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-04-2010, 12:41 AM Thread Starter
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New 140 gallon Tank - Some setup questions

Hi all, my 140 gallon tank for my red hook silver dollars finally arrived, it looks huuge, makes my 100 gal tank look small in comparison.

Even though the stand was leveled and had absolutely no movement, after setting the tank on top (with a 1" styrofoam insulation pad between the wood base and the tank) after I filled the tank I noticed it is not level.

There is a 1cm difference in the water level from the left corner to the right corner (tank is 6 ft long). Is this something of concern? How do you recommend I should level it?

I know this means that the pressure that the water applies to the inner walls is not evenly distributed, so my concern is that this may cause a crack in the future, should I be concerned or am I over reacting?
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Sorry, full specs of the tank are 180 cms long, 40 cms width and 70 cms tall. In inches that would be 70 L x 15.75 W x 27.6 H
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Honestly, unless you have that tank on the concrete foundation of your house it will never be level. The tank, full of water, weighs around 1400 pounds or so. Even then if your foundation settles over the years it will likely lose the level eventually anyway.

A centimeter or two isn't going to really affect the tank. If someone sold you a tank with tolerances that tight you should be looking for a refund -- especially on a tank that large.
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Thanks a lot. the glass is 12mm thick which is kind of the "standard" thickness that tanks these sizes have around here, which I think is more than plenty to support the pressure.

Itīs just that after my 100 gallon broke and made a disaster I was left "wounded" and want to make sure everything is bulletproof with the larger tank. I donīt ever want to go through that hell ever again
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