Reef Central Online Community

Home Forum Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences View New Posts View Today's Posts

Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Search Reefkeeping ...an online magazine for marine aquarists Support our sponsors and mention Reef Central

Go Back   Reef Central Online Community > General Interest Forums > New to the Hobby
Register Blogs FAQ Calendar Mark Forums Read

Notices

User Tag List

Reply
Thread Tools
Old 09/24/2020, 10:07 PM   #1
djryan2000
Registered Member
 
djryan2000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2019
Posts: 428
Tank wobble - do I need to relocate the tank?

I have a JBJ 45 and the included stand. Iíve noticed that if I open the tank stand door somewhat quickly it wobbles a little bit. However, what really threw me into a panic, was watching my dog scratch an itch next to the tank and it wobble a little bit. Not enough that water will spill out, but enough that I noticed.

The tank is in an upstairs bedroom parallel to the joists next to a load bearing wall. House was built in 1993. Asked on here and reddit and received replies that others had kept the same size tank parallel to joists and set it up like that.

I will be purchasing a leveling device to check if the floor has sagged and a tank move is needed ASAP. If the floor is level, is this wobbling a sign I need to move the tank to another location perpendicular to the joists? Or is this to be expected from a stand thatís ~3 feet tall?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


djryan2000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09/25/2020, 05:46 AM   #2
billdogg
Registered Member
 
billdogg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Grove City, Ohio
Posts: 10,696
You may just need to shim the unsupported corner(s) of the stand. Simple cedar or composite shims work well for this. Take a look and see if there are any gaps. If there are none, and the stand and tank do still wobble, I'd consider moving the tank to a more secure location.


__________________
I'll try to be nice if you try to be smarter!
I can't help that I grow older, but you can't make me grow up!

Current Tank Info: 120 mixed reef with 40b sump, RO 150 skimmer, AI Sol Blue x 2, and a 60g Frag Tank with 100g rubbermaid sump. 2 x Kessil A360w lights, BM curve 5 skimmer
billdogg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09/25/2020, 09:44 AM   #3
Michael Hoaster
Registered Seaweedist
 
Michael Hoaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Boulder, CO
Posts: 5,087
What billdogg said. If all corners are touching, then the wobble could be in the stand itself. In that case you'd want to check all the screws, bolts, etc. in the stand. It's possible you'll need some wood glue to help. Hopefully its just a shim thing.


__________________
As many naturalists and environmentalists have suggested, we should set aside our arrogance,
our desire to conquer and control everything, and walk hand in hand with Mother Nature. -Walter Adey

Current Tank Info: 180g Seagrass Sandbar Lagoon, START DATE November 28, 2018
Michael Hoaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09/25/2020, 11:04 AM   #4
djryan2000
Registered Member
 
djryan2000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2019
Posts: 428
Quote:
Originally Posted by Michael Hoaster View Post
What billdogg said. If all corners are touching, then the wobble could be in the stand itself. In that case you'd want to check all the screws, bolts, etc. in the stand. It's possible you'll need some wood glue to help. Hopefully its just a shim thing.

Thank you, guys. The stand is a square and at the corners are small circular bumps that the tank rests on (pic provided of them - Iím not sure what theyíre called)


Iím thinking I may need to support these? Any advice for how to do so? What should I look for with the screws and bolts?

The tank doesnít wobble when I walk near it or even jump or bounce so I wonder if thatís it. I really hope so because moving it will be a major PIA, but much less than having 45 gallons of water spill in my [parentsí] house.

The floor is level still.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


djryan2000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:34 PM.


TapaTalk Enabled

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2020 Axivo Inc.
Use of this web site is subject to the terms and conditions described in the user agreement.
Reef CentralTM Reef Central, LLC. Copyright ©1999-2014
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.3.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.