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Question Tank stuck to stand!

I'm in the process of moving my 12g long and have found it is completely stuck to the stand. There is some drawer liner padding between the bottom of the stand and the tank and I can't get it to budge. Since it is such thin glass I really can't put too much pressure on it, anyone have any suggestions?
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Anything in it? Try pouring warm/hot water in it, let it set for 3 minutes, and see it that helps. The two materials will heat up at different rates and might be enough to release the bond? I've used hair dryers, or putting stuff in the freezer to get it unstuck, but never a tank. Same theory though... or not and I'm just crazy...

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Anything in it? Try pouring warm/hot water in it, let it set for 3 minutes, and see it that helps. The two materials will heat up at different rates and might be enough to release the bond? I've used hair dryers, or putting stuff in the freezer to get it unstuck, but never a tank. Same theory though... or not and I'm just crazy...
Thanks, the water trick worked. I kept adding water below the tank and watched as it wicked under the tank. After a few minutes it was under enough that it broke free!
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