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LeafsFan replied the topic: Little bit nervous

The floor seems good but with the carpet i wouldn't trust what the level is saying 100% because if I remember correctly it is chipboard on the concrete then plastic stuff not sure the actual name it's stuff like the put on the outside of basements to help water run under ground. Then the carpets on top of that so I guess it could be any of that making a difference too.
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DBLN8 replied the topic: Little bit nervous

Your subflooring is only as level as the concrete underneath it. I'm familiar with the sub floor you used and its pretty sturdy stuff. If you decide to shim it make sure you get help.
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Yeah I will have help for sure. The weight of the tank empty is pretty heavy alone. I understand why it's so heavy but when I first got it I was a little bit shocked at the weight.
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robham7770 replied the topic: Little bit nervous

Don't stress, there is no such thing as a perfectly level floor or stand. Shims will solve the problem, and I have to point out that keeping a hundred gallons of water in your living room is a bit risky. I recently had a 55 gal leak out completely. It was very close to level, and just gave way. You kind of have to just get it as close as possible, and then let it go.
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Suprd71 replied the topic: Little bit nervous

The amount showing is not a big deal imo. What you may have, being in Canadian climate is your entire house is shifting with the gradual deepening of the frostline. Spring and warmer weather is not far off, and your house will shift yet again. My 90g, on a metal stand, is off 1/2in end to end, but was level in non-winter months. Do you have Styrofoam under the tank? That should compensate for any building shifts during seasonal change.


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LeafsFan replied the topic: Little bit nervous

No I don't have any styrofoam. If yous think it would be alright I might leave it because I could potentially be fighting a losing battle. Warmer weather is just around the corner so after just fixing it when it warms up and it shifts again I'll be pack where I started.
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Suprd71 replied the topic: Little bit nervous

Maybe in a few months it will settle even. If not, get a 5/8 slab of styro and get it under. I'm sure you are at no risk of a disaster leaving as is.


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Thank you, makes me feel better hearing that.
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