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Old 11-25-2012, 01:44 PM   #1
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Drilling a tank for a later sump addition

Im about to transfer all my livestock from my 29 gallon reef to a 30 gallon tank that my friend gave me. Im not going to do a sump right away but im planning on it later down the road. Is there a way i can drill it now and put an overflow box in but plug up the holes? Maybe put some pvc to attach all the holes together
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Old 11-25-2012, 04:54 PM   #2
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So long as it isn't tempered you can drill it now and just keep the water level low enough that it doesn't overflow. So if you are drilling the bottom just wait to cut the PVC pipe to the water level until you are ready for the sump. If you are drilling the side or back just keep the water level below the overflow.
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Old 11-25-2012, 05:00 PM   #3
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I cant keep the water that low though
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Old 11-25-2012, 05:30 PM   #4
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You can put a plug in it, they make rubber plugs that fit, or just put the bulkhead fitting on it and cap it off.
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It shouldn't be that low just enough below the water line for the sump that the aquarium don't overflow
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:41 PM   #6
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I think im just gonna plug them up. I dont wanna risk it
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:47 PM   #7
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Now the question is what to drill it for... Im thinkin about siliconing in an overflow box and drilling two holes in that. Then one pipe would be a full siphon and then the other is a backup. Its like a variation of the herbie. How does that sound?
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:03 PM   #8
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Now the question is what to drill it for... Im thinkin about siliconing in an overflow box and drilling two holes in that. Then one pipe would be a full siphon and then the other is a backup. Its like a variation of the herbie. How does that sound?
Glass-holes.com has some good kits with templates and all. Worth looking at.
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:21 PM   #9
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Cool thanks!
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