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    Leveling Stand

    Now, i'm in the process of building my stand for my 50g, i've run into a slight problem, my place where I am staying has an uneven tile floor, which means the stand will not stand truelly level at all if i build it square.

    So i'm going to build the stand perfectly square, so my question is should i shim the tank so it is level? or attempt to shim the whole stand to make it level. As i'm in the process of re siliconing the tank, building sump and stand all at the same time i do have a bit of time before i test water in it. Oh and i'm building a stand 36wx18Lx 24H, and using Joey's DIY guide to building a 2x4 stand. Thnx in advance

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    Shim the stand, if you shim up at the tank, you put extra stress on the silicone and could end up with a big mess.
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    shim the stand level, it's easily done

    goodluck, post the final product,
    always enjoy seeing other people's DIY projects
    Last edited by demon4bbl; 04-04-2013 at 05:33 PM.

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    Thanks and will do, i will be posting some picks of materials along with final product when i'm finished, i need to become a supporter so i can use my own forum though

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    Besides shimming the stand place a 1/2 peice of styro between the stand and the tank....this way there no possible stress on the tank
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