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Old 11-28-2008, 11:37 AM   #1
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Picked Up a New Tank - Need Advice

Local guy had this and I picked it up for a great deal. 30 gallon acrylic made by GlassCages and a 25'ish gallon sump/fuge. Unfortunately, the tank was drilled for closed loop (in unusual locations too) and I want to modify it to have a rear internal overflow and relocate the return and drain into the overflow so I can take advantage of the sump setup. My initial thoughts were to buy a black overflow and cut it to length and redrill the holes, but I can't find anyone selling just an overflow structure. I can build one, but it won't look near as professional. Is there a company who can build me a black plastic overflow to my specs?

Also, is there an easy (and dependable) was to seal the 2 holes once I relocate the pipes? Or should I get a pro to weld new acrylic over the holes? Thanks.

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Yes...glasscages makes and sell differnt types for your set up...Glasscages.com - Overflows
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How would you guys/gals go about sealing the 2 current bulkhead holes to make them permanently sealed. I don't want to fight leaks in those locations. Is the acrylic cement durable?
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I`ve seen it before on this site where someone glued acrylic pieces on to their tank.
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That is what I would also do....glue the acrylic in first... use 1 piece of acrylic for each hole overlapped by about 1 inch around on the inside of the tank the fill the holes with cement ...I did something similar on my 150 glass tank that had small closed loop holes drilled
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