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Old 12-30-2003, 08:23 PM   #1
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Glass shop refuses to drill my aquarium

I have a 16 gallon AllGlass bowfront Aquarium. I took it to the local glass shop and the guy said "I'm pretty sure this is tempered glass. Tempered glass will explode if I try and drill it. I can't gaurentee the tank will survive the process."

So what the heck do I do now?
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Old 12-30-2003, 08:35 PM   #2
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I didn't know All-Glass made a 16 Gallon bowfront. In any case, all the bowfronts that I know of have a tempered bottom. I don't know if anyone will take the risk. A hang-on-the-back overflow looks like your only solution to me.
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Old 12-30-2003, 09:18 PM   #3
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The back should not be tempered, you can have it drilled in the back
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I had an all-glass tank drilled. bow front as well. Only the bottom is tempered and had no problems whatsoever. The guys told me the same thing, "no guaruntees" but said they had done it before eithout problems. 4 days and $60 later I had the two prettiest 1 3/4" holes you've ever sliced your finger on. If they just say no, then find another shop.
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Old 12-30-2003, 11:40 PM   #5
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What a pain... grrr... I should have just made the **** tank like I did with the refugium. I could drill the tank six ways to sunday if it were acrylic.
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