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Making a wheel heavier?

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So right now I have a homemade bucket wheel and it's working out splendidly except... when Turbo gets really excited and runs really fast, the wheel actually moves across the cage. It only goes a few inches before it hits a wall, but then it proceeds to bang against the side and make a really loud thumping noise until I move it. This is very annoying for me at 4 am.

I was thinking if I filled the base of the wheel with something it would be heavier and not slide around, but I don't know what to fill it with? Any ideas?
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Does your tub have a slightly raised center? I had problems with my wheels when I tried to use one of those tubs. Nothing I tried worked very well for making it not 'walk' across the cage. I ended up only using that type of tub as a sleep section and buying one with a flat bottom for the wheel's section.
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