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Tank Water Level askew

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Tank Water Level askew

Postby RadiatingClownFish » Sun 16 Sep, 2018 1:25 pm

I have an Ocean Free Nano Marine 96l(25g) reef aquarium. I set it up months ago with the help of an old tank I tore down and everything went well. However, the water level in the "in-back-sump" never got to the minimum water level that is displayed in the product photos and the water level in the display tank looks a little high. Looking at the tank it is on a slight slope towards the front. If I fill the sump then the display tank fills up to the point it looks like it will overflow. Does anyone have any insight into what may be happening.

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Re: Tank Water Level askew

Postby jayellul » Mon 17 Sep, 2018 8:28 am

Level the tank FFS

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Re: Tank Water Level askew

Postby Aydee » Mon 17 Sep, 2018 4:30 pm

Most common cause I've found for this is that people push the tank right up against the wall on carpet.
Most carpets have got a 1" wide wooden strip around near the skirting board which has the hooks/nails to hold the carpet in place. When the tank gets pushed up against the wall, it sits on this strip and lifts the back end up about 5mm or so.

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But you *will* need to drain the tank. If you try to move the tank with water in it, you will have a very bad time!

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