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Old 06-10-2010, 12:27 AM   #1
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drilling a tank with fish in it?

Hey everyone quick question, I want to drill my 75 gallon to plumb in the return lines so I dont have the white tubing going over the top of the tank. Can I do this and leave the fish in the tank? I mean I know I would have to drain the water below the level i want to drill. Is this possible anyone done this? Any advice? If not I will just paint the tubing black and live with it. thanks everyone!
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Old 06-11-2010, 12:27 PM   #2
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I'd really hesitate to do it, but I suppose it's possible. The water stresses the glass as does the drilling. Stress leads to cracking.
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It'd be better to drill holes in the hood and get tubing that's a different colour. If you drill them in the tank, eventually it'll crack.
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I'm sure it could be done, depending on how low you want to drill and how thick your glass is. I wouldn't though, too much to go wrong.
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ok guys thanks for your response. That makes since. Ill just paint the pipes black and maybe consider a hood.
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Good idea <g>
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