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Old 11-13-2011, 06:46 AM   #11
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Hello all. I just scored a 180 gallon from cl for 175 bucks. Only bad thing is it has 4 holes for plumbing on the top of the back glass. I would like to plug them maybe with grommets but where would i get them and would it hold the water in. Also if i run a sump could I plumb 3 of the holes together the the left side of the tank for the overflow to the sump and use the one hole on the other end as a return? But if I do that I would have a water level just below the frame . Anyone have any ideas or suggestions? Thanks
I got the same deal & same problem from CL only got 2 holes tho
Did you just put a sheet over the hole & used silicone to seal it?
That's what I was thinking of doing
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Old 11-13-2011, 08:43 AM   #12
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Yea put silicone all over your patch and put it on the inside of the tank . Let that dry then put a bead or silicone around the patch itself
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I have several bottom drilled tanks that I needed to seal over and I used a piece of glass and silicone. I didn't put silicone between the pieces of glass, but around the edges on the inside and outside of the tank.

Since yours is on the wall of the tank you could use rubber grommets, they have them at the hardware store, they have a bolt through the middle with washers on each side that tighten it down. It's not as nice looking as a piece of glass is, though.
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Sorry if it was mentioned but i didnt feel like reading the whole thread. You could maybe connect the holes together using pvc and make it into a cave for some of the fish. Idk after writing it it sounded kinda dumb.
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A matching PVC tube with some silicone.
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Old 12-04-2011, 11:08 PM   #16
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It's all good with the lexan patches. I actually filled it tonite and adding my right now. Thanks for the help anyways.
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