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Levelling a new tank, rippled floor (not slanted)

So my new 5 ft tank ,450litres is here and ready to be setup once I’ve figured out what to do with my uneven floor, the tank is level but there are areas of the bottom of the cabinet where there are gaps due to the floor being uneven. I’m guessing throwing some packers to fill
In the gaps will Be all I need?
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I think you should be good with some shims. The frame should be able to withstand uneven pressure, unlike the aquarium glass.
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I think you should be good with some shims. The frame should be able to withstand uneven pressure, unlike the aquarium glass.
Actually the tank can take not being level. It can take being supported only in the center on two pipes or boards. I've put 55s on two concrete blocks in the center of the ends with no problem.
What a tank can't take is racking. That will kill it in a heartbeat.

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Actually the tank can take not being level. It can take being supported only in the center on two pipes or boards. I've put 55s on two concrete blocks in the center of the ends with no problem.
What a tank can't take is racking. That will kill it in a heartbeat.
Good to know! What do you mean by "racking"?
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