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Old 09-11-2013, 04:15 PM   #11
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I found someone in my reef club that has a lot of experience drilling tanks
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Old 09-15-2013, 01:56 AM   #12
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I found someone in my reef club that has a lot of experience drilling tanks
Then definitely make use of their experience..... Drilling thinner glass tanks like 29's or 55's is pretty easy, but when you start talking 1/2" glass, things can get a bit hairy. If you do decide to do it yourself, I highly recommend a drill guide to keep the bit straight. I very recently drilled a tank with 3/8" glass by hand and the bit got slightly crooked on me without realizing it......
If it goes too crooked, the bulkhead won't sit straight, meaning no seal & ruined tank. You'd have to try & drill around it with a larger bit....... hoping you left yourself enough clearance from the edge for a larger flanged bulkhead.

Luckily, I got away with a Mulligan on this one......
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