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Old 10-05-2003, 04:26 PM   #1
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increasing tank hole size?

i have seen a tank that i am thinking of getting and if i was to set it up i would need to increase the hole sizes in it from 38mm to 50mm and the other one to 60mm, do you guys know if there is a way to do this?
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Old 10-05-2003, 04:34 PM   #2
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it largely depends on the glass and the skill of the person doing the cutting.

if the holes are cut in tempered glass, there is no way to enlarge them

if the holes are drilled in standard glass, a reaming bit should be able to enlarge them

I think it would be best to consult a glass store about such things!
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I agree, you should probobly consult a glass expert. I recently took on a repair job of a 30g which required the back and one side of the tank to be replaced. I decided to drill holes in the new back for filtration and found this to be EXTREMELY expensive to purchase my own bits.[/quote]
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so you think just look up a glass wholesalers and see what they say?
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I would think any large glass shop would have the capability to drill glass. Also, many pet stores can do it. For those wanting to try this themselves, Aquatic Ecosystems has reasonably priced drill bits for glass. They are steel bits that use a dam and carbide compound.
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