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How many gallons is the tank?

It looks pretty small, only a few gallons maybe? For large tanks leveling is the easiest way to make sure the tank is supported equally on all sides. For a small tank the strength of the tank material (glass or acrylic typically) has a high strength to total tank weight ratio making equal support on all sides is not nearly as critical.

Large tanks are leveled to make sure they are on a planer surface to keep the tank from tweaking and putting undue / unequal stress on the seams which causes the water weight to try to rip the tank apart at the seams. Having the tank base planer is the key. Having the tank level is only for looks.

For your tank I would use long wooden shims under the tank to level the tank if the uneven water line disturbes you.
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