Wobbly Aquarium

Discussion in 'Freshwater Tank Equipment' started by Kevin Dennis, Apr 14, 2018.

  1. Kevin DennisValued MemberMember

    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 shim one of the corners? Put it on a sheet of styrofoam?
  2. FanaticFishlore VIPMember

    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.
  3. Kevin DennisValued MemberMember

    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.
  4. FanaticFishlore VIPMember

    I would definitely find something sturdy to level it with.
  5. Kevin DennisValued MemberMember

    The countertop feels sturdy. It just seems to have a warp in it.

    I guess I will shim the tank as-is, or buy a stand and move it. I haven't decided.
  6. Kevin DennisValued MemberMember

    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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