Wobbly Aquarium

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I have a 10 gal glass aquarium I'm trying to put on a kitchen counter and it wobbles diagonally. It is the counter, not the aquarium.

Can I shI'm one of the corners? Put it on a sheet of styrofoam?
 

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I understand this problem, I had a tank do this when it was empty.
When it's full, it does not rock back and forth at all or look crooked.

Does yours already have water in it? You could set it on a sturdy surface, maybe that'll help.
I just ignored mine and filled it up. It's doing fine to this day with no problems.
 
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I have not filled it up completely. It has just a gallon or so of water in it so my live plants don't dry out and die.

It doesn't look crooked but it certainly is only sitting on three corners.
 

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Kevin Dennis said:
I have not filled it up completely. It has just a gallon or so of water in it so my live plants don't dry out and die.

It doesn't look crooked but it certainly is only sitting on three corners.
I would definitely find something sturdy to level it with.
 
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The countertop feels sturdy. It just seems to have a warp in it.

I guess I will shI'm the tank as-is, or buy a stand and move it. I haven't decided.
 
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I guess it looks like there is a lot of controversy on the safety of shimming a framed glass tank. I will have to reflect on this.
 
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