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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-30-2007, 10:57 PM Thread Starter
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Leveling tanks

How can I level my tank? I noticed that the water was kinda hgh on the right side and low on the left side. Any ideas?


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Get a level, and fix the stand by propping up one side with some shims? Best thing would be to have it on a level surface though. Oh yea, drain the tank before you do anything (makes things easier, hahha).

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Okay. Its on a "level area" but I guess my room is just slanted a bit. Thanks I will do that.


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meh i used cardboard but im hardcore ghetto so


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Styrofoam sheets ?

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I used coins to level my tank.

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I used coins to level my tank.
Lol Now thats something new

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I used coins to level my tank.
That's what I use also. I put them under the corner of the stand where it needs to be raised. They won't compress like cardboard, styrofoam, etc can.

I tried jacking up the side of the house that was a little low but it took too long. It made me sweat too much too.

Pennies, nickels, etc. are a lot easier to use and stay in place well.
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I was looking and would a piece of wood(like 1" thinc) work?


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I was looking and would a piece of wood(like 1" thinc) work?
How many gallons was your tank? On long-term, nope. Wood will eventually split. At least, that's what I observed when I used it to level my stand holding two 75-gallons tanks.

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Its a 10g. But I dont want to worry about wood splitting. I might need to find a new stand.


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Its a 10g. But I dont want to worry about wood splitting. I might need to find a new stand.
Should be ok on temporary basis. Why not use coins? They're better than wood chips.

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How do I go about that? Do I just stack the coins to where it looks level?


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How do I go about that? Do I just stack the coins to where it looks level?
I used the glue and keep trying to see if the stand is level. Use carpenter's level for this. If not leveled yet, add another coin until the stand appears to have been levelled.

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