leveling a tank

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  1. Nemo84

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    Hey Masa
    Is it possible to place my cabinet on a carpet ? As my flat is fully carpeted. Do i place a piece of wood under each leg?
     
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    Size of the tank?

    A 100mm square steel plate 5mm or 10mm thick would help to distribute the weight a lot better. But I'm sure any little bit of rust on the steel plate will discolor the carpet.

    What does your stand looks like?
     
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    is it small little blocks for feet?
     
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    The feet are tapered they about 120mm off the ground about 150mm and tapered down to 75mm
     
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    can you post a pic of the feet?

    should be fine, but a small steel plate will help balance the load
     
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    I stand to be corrected but I know when they needed to level my outside tank they used a plastic sheet that the cut into blocks,

    not sure if it was graphite or something to that effect but they assured me it was strong enough to take my tank it was rigid but they snapped it into blocks . it has taken the weight since I installed it so will try find out what it was
     
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    Those are cool, they will ruin the carpet if not placed on a flat sheet of steel or the like
     
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    I'm using square cut pieces of ABS sheet. Plastic, each 0.9mm think.
    Will not rust. does not give way.

    Works very easy.
     
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    this should be fine on your carpet bud, it's a nice size cube, just level the top of the tank, it's the only place people notice that the tank isn't level is between the top of the glass and the actual water level.

    Shim the feet if you need to with purpose cut slats of wood.

    Otherwise I'd say you're safe, you'll mark the carpet just like your furniture would.
     
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    Maybe I'll cut the carpet away and raise the floor with bricks and tile it so it matches the carpet
     
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    No man.
    The tank will just flatten the carpet exactly the same as other heavy furniture.

    Move the furniture away and the carpet will reset back after a bit of scrubbing. Not an issue.

    Only if the feet are not level, then use ABS plastic pieces to get the feet stable. Do not use steel as rust will discolor your carpet.
     
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