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Old 01-28-2013, 12:57 AM   #11
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NOTHING is safer than a gravity fed overflow! LOL! C'mon people, please have some experience before you give advice!
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Old 01-28-2013, 02:43 AM   #12
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NOTHING is safer than a gravity fed overflow! LOL! C'mon people, please have some experience before you give advice!
I see where your coming from but not everyone is comfortable with drilling through glass. And I'm not real sure what you meant when you said I don't have experience.... I happened to setup and plumb aquariums professionally for a few years. I think I know a thing or two. But again, I have to agree with you. I'm just saying don't drill your tank if your not comfortable doing it.
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The people that aren't comfortable drilling their tanks are the people who have never done it. Once you drill one tank and see how easy it is, your fear will be over.
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Drilling is best and its not hard. My local reef club has any number of members who are willing to drill a tank for free. See if you have a local group member that could help. But it's really not a big deal at all.
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Old 01-29-2013, 02:20 AM   #15
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So if I did drill would I have to empty tank out? Second if I drill in back would I be able to go high enough to have water level at least to bottom of black trim?
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Yes and yes
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Old 01-29-2013, 02:45 AM   #17
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I've never drilled a tank up right. I always laid it down. The weight of the drill basically drills the hole. It would be hard for me to gauge that pressure with it up right. Also you will need some cure time on your plumbing. Make sure you put a towel under your drill site to catch the glass when it falls through.
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What about tempered glass?i have a couple tanks that I'd like to actually drill but how do i know which panes are tempered. If any?
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They usually just temper the bottom. You can contact the manufacturer if you are not sure.
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