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My fish tank seems to be leant forward and there is no waight opn the back of the foam towards it has been like this for awhile i think its the carpet close to the wall is making it uneven is there anyway to fix this and add more waight to the back of the tank? i dont like the look of it!
 

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get an L bracket and affix it to a stud in the wall and to the stand such that the stand is level. I would mostly drain the tank before attempting this.
 

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To offset the weight in the tank you would have to add a significant amount of weight to the back of the stand, bracketing it to the wall would be best in my opinion
 

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NOOOOO !!!
DO NOT try to add weight to the back of the tank or stand. And DO NOT try to use brackets to affix it to a stud in the wall. That is TERRIBLE advice.

The tank is leaning forward because the back of the stand is sitting in the tack strip which holds the carpet tight to the wall.
The ONLY GOOD way to fix this is to move the whole thing foward off that tack strip. Or shim the front of the tank so it's level with the back.
Adding more weight to the back will do nothing but put more stress on the whole setup. And trying to use an L bracket will do the same, not to mention it's VERY unsafe.

tannable75, don't give advice if you don't know what the heck your talking about!
 

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Boomr99 said:
NOOOOO !!!

tannable75, don't give advice if you don't know what the heck your talking about!
First, take it easy we're here to discuss fish not attack each other. Second, his tank would actually need to be against the wall to be on the tack strip; if it is then you are right, but I doubt it is actually sitting on the tac strip that wouldn't leave any room for any filter lines or anything comging out the rear of the tank.. Third, bracketing to the wall is always a good idea it helps prevent kids, dogs, adults from knocking the tank over.

Lastly, fightingfish, how about a picture for better diagnosis?
 

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I tried to take a look, but photo is set to private according to the mashable website
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I can't tell from the pictures, with that foot on the stand extending out you might be on the tak strip, to tell for sure feel with your hand and see if there is padding under the carpet the same distance from the wall as the stand sits. If you put a level on the stand how far out of level is it?
 

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two inches at the most however if i only moved it a couple of centermeters i think it would level out as the stand is just resting a cm on the strip from the look of the lump under the carpet
 

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tannable75 said:
Boomr99 said:
NOOOOO !!!

tannable75, don't give advice if you don't know what the heck your talking about!
First, take it easy we're here to discuss fish not attack each other. Second, his tank would actually need to be against the wall to be on the tack strip; if it is then you are right, but I doubt it is actually sitting on the tac strip that wouldn't leave any room for any filter lines or anything comging out the rear of the tank.. Third, bracketing to the wall is always a good idea it helps prevent kids, dogs, adults from knocking the tank over.

Lastly, fightingfish, how about a picture for better diagnosis?
That was not meant as an attack, just trying to warn the OP against bad advice.

khaki said:
i agree with tannable75.

Boomr99 we are not here to call other names but to give help eachother out.
Where in my post did I call anybody a name??? I said he gave terrible advice (which he did) and he doesn't know what he's talking about (which is very apparant.)

Obviously the tank is sitting on the tack strip. Moving it off the strip or shimming the front up is the ONLY way to solve this. Using a bracket to attach the stand to the wall is only useful if you have a really tall, unsteady stand, then maybe that would help. His question was about leveling the tank. If you tried to level a tank by pulling the top of the stand towards the wall, it would just lift the front of the stand off the ground, causing a HUGE amount of undue stress on the whole setup, and likely resulting in a catastrophic failure of the stand, the tank or both.

Hopefully this helps the OP with his problem. If I hurt anyones feeling, I appologize.
I love these forums, but sometimes bad advice is given. I guess that's inevitable.
 
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