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Old 10-24-2014, 11:12 AM   #11
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Sounds like a plan. I'm glad to see you are taking your time on it, rushing gets you nowhere in this hobby.
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Sounds like a plan. I'm glad to see you are taking your time on it, rushing gets you nowhere in this hobby.

You are definitely right about that. I would rather get it right the first time around.
Going out at lunch time to Petco to see if they have any 20 gallon long tanks.


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Old 10-24-2014, 12:52 PM   #13
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Ok picked my 20 gallon long today for the sump refugium. So I will be taking measurements tonight for the panels I will need. What is the best way to layout the sump refugium. I've checked YouTube and I've seen it done a few different ways. Not sure which way is the most effective. Any and all thought or ideas are welcome.


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Went to Lowes and decided to go with Plexiglass instead of glass for my DIY sump only because the thickest glass they had was 1/8" and I didn't think that would be thick enough to hold up over time. So I went with the 1/4" plexiglass and had them cut it for me. I will probably install the plexiglass this weekend and place the sump in the cabinet.


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Ok I have a question for y'all. Do you think I should get my tank drilled for a internal overflow? Instead of using my external overflow box. I'm kinda on the fence about this topic.


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Old 10-27-2014, 10:21 AM   #16
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Ok I have a question for y'all. Do you think I should get my tank drilled for a internal overflow? Instead of using my external overflow box. I'm kinda on the fence about this topic.


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As long as its drilled and bulkhead placed properly, Im all for drilling it. Drilled the one I have now, will be drilling my new one for Christmas. I think it looks a lot cleaner and you don't have to worry about the syphon breaking. You do however weaken the glass a bit and have a chance of it leaking in the bulkheads aren't seated right, but I have never had any problems and don't expect one.
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I was leaning towards drilling it. Where can you get a tank drilled at? Thanks BigRed. I appreciate the input.


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As long as its drilled and bulkhead placed properly, Im all for drilling it. Drilled the one I have now, will be drilling my new one for Christmas. I think it looks a lot cleaner and you don't have to worry about the syphon breaking. You do however weaken the glass a bit and have a chance of it leaking in the bulkheads aren't seated right, but I have never had any problems and don't expect one.

Are they hard to drill?


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I was leaning towards drilling it. Where can you get a tank drilled at? Thanks BigRed. I appreciate the input.


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You can just drill the tank yourself. You can order diamond hole bits off ebay for a good price. If you have a drill, water, and a steady hand, then your good to go!
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