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Old 06-26-2009, 01:14 AM   #1
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Drilling wally world 10G

Planning on drilling a 10G for a fuge. Is the glass too thin to drill? (probably only going to do a 3/4" bulkhead) I doubt tempered glass will be a problem.. its a $12 tank.

Also, regarding the plumbing: should the tank get its feed water from the overflow on the main tank or from the return pump? and should the water from the fuge overflow into the return pump chamber of the sump or into the first chamber?

(P.S. If I've already posted this sorry, It's been a long day and I can't even remember what I ate for breakfast. )
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Old 06-26-2009, 02:41 AM   #2
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Wat type of drill are you going to use? And i have my fuge set up were the water falls down into the first chamber i am intrested to see wat everyone else says to
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Old 06-26-2009, 02:43 AM   #3
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never heard of too thin to drill. i think they only use tempered glass on the bottom.
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Old 06-26-2009, 02:45 AM   #4
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I have corded and corded drills. Is one better than the other?

First time drilling a tank... Somewhat nervous. Good thing I'm not "practicing" on a brand new 125G or something!
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Well to a better question would be wat type of bit most bits will crack glass most people use a diamond tip drill bit the type of drill itself i guess i would use a cordless so its more maneuverable and slower but i guess that would be your own pref. AND MSGAMER IS RIGHT MOST TANKS ONLY TEMPER THE BOTTOM ALTHO SOME TANK MAKERS USE TEMPER GLASS ON IT ALL I CANT SEE WALMART TANKS DOING THAT THO AND I WORK FOR WAL MART
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lol does that mean you can hit the side of one and find out for us?
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Old 06-26-2009, 02:53 AM   #7
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lol i want to keep my job lol besides i work no were near that stuff i am a assembler i build everything that walmart sells
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they have a rubber mallet you can drop and say opps..... lol
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Planning on drilling a 10G for a fuge. Is the glass too thin to drill? (probably only going to do a 3/4" bulkhead) I doubt tempered glass will be a problem.. its a $12 tank.

Also, regarding the plumbing: should the tank get its feed water from the overflow on the main tank or from the return pump? and should the water from the fuge overflow into the return pump chamber of the sump or into the first chamber?

(P.S. If I've already posted this sorry, It's been a long day and I can't even remember what I ate for breakfast. )
Don't use a corded drill has that has a grounded plug, If it does get, an adapter that will convert the three prong plug to a 2 prong, otherwise use the cordless which is what i prefer on slow speed with lots of water. Don't go near the tempered stuff.
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One word of advice that I received from a guy in our club that drills a lot of tanks... usee two blocks of wood to "sandwich" the glass. Then drill through the wood first to avoid placing too much torque directly on the glass when the bit starts.

Wood | Glass | Wood
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