Ok...just got reading about a tank cracking because it wasn't level. I just purchased a new 90G Oceanic bowfront with the black laminate stand and ABS canopy...all of which will be sitting on carpet about 7" from the wall. Last night, after I got the tank hoisted onto the stand, I checked for level, comparing both N-S and E-W. I also measured from the wall at the bottom and top of the stand too (stand is 32" high). In that distance, I found a 1" lean away from the wall, so I shimmed underneath the bottom front of the stand using wooden paint sticks (it took 2 12"x1" strips stacked one on the other in three locations) until everything was plum.
My question is this. Given this monster will weigh in at around 1000 pounds, have I taken sufficient measures to create a level surface, or will I be putting undo loads on the stand and/or tank? Should I be concerned the wooden sticks I used to shim this thing will ever fail (can't imagine compression forces would smash them, but I'm no physics major). Given what I've provided, are there any suggestions how I might better pull this off?