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I purchased a 125-gallon tank second-hand. Even though the tank is in great shape and the seals look pristine, I still want to conduct a leak test.

I have all the equipment I need (Python hose, water pump, etc.)

My question is this....

As I do not, yet, have a stand for this tank, it will have to sit on my dining room floor (linoleum) for the leak test. Do I need to be concerned about the floor being level for a 24-hour test?

If so, how should I shim the tank? This tank DOES have the plastic bottom frame. I can prop it on sections of 2x4 lumber if necessary.

Thanks in advance.
 

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Do you already know the floor is not level?

If you put the tank on 2x4's and they rest on the floor, won't they mimic the floor that is not level?

I have found it somewhat difficult to drain tanks sitting on the floor since there is no level that is lower for the water to flow down to.
 

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Well $&%#%!

It turns out the floor is actually quite level after all but that has become the least of my concern.

The tank previously housed a turtle and thanks to hard water and evaporation, the glass panels all have considerable marring. I have hit them with bleach, CLR, razor blade and a soak in straight vinegar and nothing will remove it.

Looks like it is headed out the door (cheap) as a reptile tank or koi wintering tank.

Argh! :x
 
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