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Yesterday while I was setting up my filter under my 55 I noticed water stains seaping through the top of my tank stand. Thinking my tank was leaking and trying to avoid a big mess I emptied the tank right away and I put my fish into a big rubbermaid with all the rocks, sand, and my power filter. After placing the tank in the garage I saw the top of the tank stand was warped and no longer level, but slightly sunken in towards the back left corner.
Im guessing its no longer a good idea to put my 55 gallon back on this stand right? How could this be fixed without spending much money? Could I maybe place a 48" x ? peice of 3/4" wood on top of the stand?? maybe nail it on there? Any money saving ideas? Also my tank doesnt appear to be leaking...after placing it in the garage with about 3 " of water theres still in it no water on my garage floor...what do you guys think? Put more water in to be sure?
My last question is when I do get this problem sorted out will my emp. 400 be enough to keep a 55 cycled? I just replaced my rocks and sand a little under a month ago so I dont know how much they will help me out bacteria wise.
I'm so bummed this happened , I was pretty psyched setting up my first cannisetr filter and planned on ordering fish just next week. Now this little set back totally rained on my parade.
 

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Thanks for the reply....So I did what you said and filled the tank up completly, actually I pretty much set my whole tank up on the garage floor with most of my rockwork , filter, and fish. I see no water seaping from the area in question, but it could be under the tank. I plan on moving the tank tommarow to check for any leaks. If I do not find any leaks (maybe the warping was the cause my filter maitnence) I guess I'll just set the tank back up on the stand and try to keep towards the front portion of my 48" x 19" stand away from the warped area. If I do find it to be leaking slowly from a seam I'm thinking I will just junk the 5 yr old 55 gal for a 40 br. and place it away from warped area as well. Any advice
 
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