Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > General Aquarium Forums > DIY Projects
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 08-09-2011, 03:38 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
E-rock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Buffalo NY
Posts: 125
Diy corner overflow

Hi this is my first time posting on any forum ever. After months of reading them.
I am going to be starting a 75 or 90 gallon reef tank. I would rather it have drilled overflows in the bottom of the tank. My question is that I may be able to get a tank cheaper with it being drilled. But I plan on drilling it myself. What I need to know is, if anyone knows where you can purchase the piece of plastic for the overflow or if anyone has tried to make one. Thanks
__________________

__________________
E-rock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2011, 03:57 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
slitherbomb's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Miami Beach, FL
Posts: 2,191
You can buy acrylic and make it out of that, or you can just buy one pre made which I think would be easiest.
__________________

__________________
Lalala
slitherbomb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2011, 09:16 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
E-rock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Buffalo NY
Posts: 125
I am sure it wouldn't be that hard to make one, I just don't have a proper saw cut the acrylic. Do you know specifically anywhere I can order one online I have asked at my lfs and all I have gotten was " google it" But I have yet to find one designed to be used with the holes on the bottom of the tank.
__________________
E-rock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2011, 08:35 AM   #4
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Unicorn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: FL
Posts: 787
Quote:
Originally Posted by E-rock
I am sure it wouldn't be that hard to make one, I just don't have a proper saw cut the acrylic. Do you know specifically anywhere I can order one online I have asked at my lfs and all I have gotten was " google it" But I have yet to find one designed to be used with the holes on the bottom of the tank.
For cutting the acrylic we just used a fine toothed round saw, cut like butter
But u need to find a way to drill the holes in the tank, that part is trickier and should prolly be left to the pros
__________________
30g SW reef (moving)
120g SW reef (55g sump)
ignore my spelling! I'm a science major, not an English major
Unicorn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2011, 12:37 AM   #5
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
KreativJustin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: North East, Indiana
Posts: 216
Definitely want to be careful when drilling the tank. Your going to need special drill bits when doing this. Plus, a drill press will work 1000 times better, if you don't have one of those, call up a professional.
__________________
55gal Beginner FOWLR - 40lb Live Rock, 1 True Percula, 1 Sand Sifting CUC, 1 Scooter Blenny, 1 Sally LF Crab, 2 Turbo Snails, Frag Brain Coral, Tree Coral Frag, Zoanthid Colony
KreativJustin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2011, 07:01 AM   #6
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
E-rock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Buffalo NY
Posts: 125
Just found an awesome deal on craigslist hopefully gonna go pick it up later today has overflow already drilled. Keeping my fingers crossed it doesn't fall though
__________________
E-rock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2011, 06:30 AM   #7
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
E-rock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Buffalo NY
Posts: 125
I am the proud new owner of a 90 gallon tank (pre-drilled with a corner overflow. Tanks everyone for the help though
__________________
E-rock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2011, 07:07 AM   #8
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Unicorn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: FL
Posts: 787
Quote:
Originally Posted by E-rock
I am the proud new owner of a 90 gallon tank (pre-drilled with a corner overflow. Tanks everyone for the help though
Congratz hope u enjoy it
__________________

__________________
30g SW reef (moving)
120g SW reef (55g sump)
ignore my spelling! I'm a science major, not an English major
Unicorn is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
corner, diy, flow, overflow

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Height of overflow? HELP HELP!!! Peoplepc3 Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 6 08-07-2011 11:48 AM
Need help with pvc overflow! slitherbomb General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 13 07-30-2011 12:02 PM
new 45 gallon corner tank hollywood11892 Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 4 07-29-2011 12:11 PM
Help! Please show your DIY PVC Overflow francis General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 6 07-20-2011 01:55 AM
My fish are all hanging out in the corner of the tank all day dasjestyr Saltwater Reef Aquaria 3 07-11-2011 11:18 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:27 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.