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kengeroo
03-13-2014, 04:49 AM
so the area where My new tank is going is not perfectly level...

The Redsea C-250 cabinet has 6 rubber bumpers on the bottom of the cabinet....

According to the picture of my level of the area,,, is this too much of an angle or is it acceptable....

if not--- what are my options on shimming the cabinet ???


thx !!!!

SeaHorse_Fanatic
03-13-2014, 05:05 AM
If you're worried, add a shim or two under the stand. As long as the tank is sitting properly on the stand, if the stand is a little off, it shouldn't matter.

Slyguy00
03-13-2014, 05:42 AM
Id also double check that your level is accurate. Those yellow plastic ones are infamous for being wrong. Not to say yours is, but I would double check just in case. In any case my tank isn't exactly level either and its been fine.

kengeroo
03-13-2014, 04:56 PM
the most standard shimming material is cedar,,
I'm guessing that will compress over time...

denny_C
03-13-2014, 04:58 PM
the most standard shimming material is cedar,,
I'm guessing that will compress over time...

composite shims is the standard for leveling aquariums:)

lastlight
03-13-2014, 04:59 PM
my 97 was shimmed on carpet with popsicle sticks I'm not joking. My 93 right now has been upgraded to a few paint stir sticks. They stay dry so I'd think you'd be fine too with the cedar shims.

kengeroo
03-13-2014, 06:20 PM
composite shims is the standard for leveling aquariums:)


yep that's what I saw on a youtube video...

can't find it in vancouver,,,

anyone know if it's sold anywhere in vancouver

duncangweller
03-13-2014, 06:40 PM
http://www.lowes.ca/shims/rapidfit-50-pack-58-composite-shims_g1192201.html

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kengeroo
03-13-2014, 06:51 PM
http://www.ezshim.com/products/etcshim/index.html

gregzz4
03-13-2014, 08:04 PM
http://m.homedepot.com/p/8-in-Composite-Shim-Bundle-of-12-SHM1-12-TW/202807695/

kengeroo
03-13-2014, 08:15 PM
http://m.homedepot.com/p/8-in-Composite-Shim-Bundle-of-12-SHM1-12-TW/202807695/

cannot ship to canada...

gregzz4
03-13-2014, 08:21 PM
cannot ship to canada...

Sorry, wrong link
But I bought mine in the Burnaby store

monocus
03-13-2014, 08:55 PM
+ 1 on checking your level.level your level and draw a line.turn your level upside down on the line and see if the bubble is level.another way is use some clear tubing filled with water(water level).also a 4' level is more accurate than a bullet level(size matters http://www.canreef.com/vbulletin/images/smilies/icon_lol.gif)