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Old 06-17-2014, 02:40 PM   #1
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Drilling 20G

So I am starting up a new tank and was wondering on thoughts on drilling a 20G High. Looking at a screened bulkhead to keep the inside "clean" looking. Will have a 20G sump below as well. These are just cheapo 20G tanks but not sure if they are tempered or not. Will this matter for drilling?
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Old 06-17-2014, 03:37 PM   #2
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I drilled a 20 gallon high a few months ago and everything went fine. I don't know of any tanks made nowadays that use tempered glass on 20 gallons so your good. Just make sure to use a glass hole saw, use a guide, keep the glass wet, and go slow making sure not to put any pressure on the drill because your actually not cutting a hole the hole saw is sanding the glass.

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Old 06-17-2014, 08:54 PM   #3
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Most glass tanks are tempered on the bottom and shouldn't be drill. It will likely shatter. You can drill the back glass with no issues thought. Glass-holes.com sells complete overflow kits with the hole saw, box and everything. Just match the pump to the overflow.
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Even my 10 gallon says it's tempered on the bottom. Sides are 99% of the time standard glass especially on small tanks.
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