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Old 12-09-2012, 03:57 PM   #11
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I don't think so. If I did drill it myself, where would I drill it?
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Old 12-09-2012, 04:05 PM   #12
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Depends on the type of overflow you want and whether or not the bottom pane is tempered (a lot are). You could drill the sides back or bottom. My favorite way is the back pane but a lot of people like the bottom. The side panels are good for sumps and when doing rows of tanks.
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:40 PM   #13
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How would I go about drilling the back panes? Would I drill at the top or bottom?
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:00 PM   #14
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Make sure it is not tempered glass. My 55 is all tempered glass. So no drilling and no HOB overflow box for me.
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should be drill the top
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:04 PM   #16
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If I could drill, I like the systems with a high drilled hole in the back for overflow. Seems like the safest to keep from completely overflowing IMO. Or maybe that is the system that I can get my head around the best.

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Old 12-09-2012, 11:36 PM   #17
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If I could drill, I like the systems with a high drilled hole in the back for overflow. Seems like the safest to keep from completely overflowing IMO. Or maybe that is the system that I can get my head around the best.

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I like that method, too. Mostly because it means you can use a smaller overflow box that's more discrete in the tank.
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Old 12-10-2012, 12:32 AM   #18
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Is there any way to tell if it's tempered glass???
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You'd probably need to contact the manufacturer or check their site for FAQs.
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:42 AM   #20
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I will come back to drilling/HOB. In the meantime I am buying the Aqueon ProFlex Model 2 Sump. I would like to know what would be a good choice of Protein Skimmer. I am wanting more than enough filtration for this tank in case I move on up to a 75g tank. So my filtration needs to be more than sufficient... Any thoughts??
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