150 gal 3/4" off level end to end

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As the description says I'm setting up my 150 gallon 6' aquarium with wood stand and I put 2 inches of water in it and can see 3/4" difference end to end.

From what I've read people say shim it till level. My first thought is if it's flat against the wall how do I get the shims back there? My second thought is that 3/4 inch this far thicker than any of my shims. Not to mention I would never be able to shim the interior cross-section under the middle of the stand.

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Try a 1" sheet of stryofoam (cut to fit) between the tank & stand. This should level it out. You could also get a sheet of 1/2" plywood & screw it into top of stand, & then Styrofoam on top of that. My 125 is set up like this & it's perfectly level.

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So far I added what I had which is a piece of plywood to the low end and it looks pretty good. I belive that the end to end is less than 1/4" at this point. It looks like I have a little room to improve front to be back but nothing one shim won't handle on both ends. I'm uploading pictures

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DBLN8 replied the topic: 150 gal 3/4" off level end to end

The center braces on your stand look like their transferring some of the load, I would shim both of those (front and back) it will stop your tank from "sagging" in the middle..
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robham7770 replied the topic: 150 gal 3/4" off level end to end

Nice floors! I assume that the house is on piers, and has settled over the years so shimming it should work, but 3/4" sounds like a lot. Before you shim it to level and fill it, you might want to take a look underneath the house to check the structural integrity underneath the intended location. Ideally the tank will be perpendicular to the floor joist.
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robham7770 wrote: Nice floors! I assume that the house is on piers, and has settled over the years so shimming it should work, but 3/4" sounds like a lot. Before you shim it to level and fill it, you might want to take a look underneath the house to check the structural integrity underneath the intended location. Ideally the tank will be perpendicular to the floor joist.


This floor of the house is concrete under the hard wood.
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DBLN8 wrote: The center braces on your stand look like their transferring some of the load, I would shim both of those (front and back) it will stop your tank from "sagging" in the middle..


I was thinking maybe a 1/4" board might be able to slide right under that center brace front to back... Just an idea I was working with in my head.
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DBLN8 replied the topic: 150 gal 3/4" off level end to end

Go Home Depot get something like this. Wood over time will compress this will be better.

www.homedepot.com/p/Shepherd-Wedge-It-White-Plastic-Shims-6-Pack-9435/100180016?cm_sp=BazVoice-_-RLP-_-100180016-_-x

These are the best but harder to find used by a lot of commercial window companies.

www.glazelockshims.com/products.htm
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DBLN8 wrote: Go Home Depot get something like this. Wood over time will compress this will be better.

www.homedepot.com/p/Shepherd-Wedge-It-White-Plastic-Shims-6-Pack-9435/100180016?cm_sp=BazVoice-_-RLP-_-100180016-_-x

These are the best but harder to find used by a lot of commercial window companies.

www.glazelockshims.com/products.htm


I already have these

www.homedepot.com/p/Unbranded-8-in-Composite-Shim-Bundle-of-12-SHM1-12-TW/202807695

haven't used them yet though... As for time, I suspect I'll be moving in the next six months so I'll get to do this all over again :)
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