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Old 11-04-2012, 11:41 AM   #1
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Drilling tank

I'm gonna drill my tank for an overflow. What size should I make my hole? It's a 60 gallon tank.

Should I make the opening big enough for a (1inch) 1.5inch or a (2inch) bulk head?
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Old 11-04-2012, 02:38 PM   #2
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Are you drilling the bottom or the side? What kind of tank is this (reef, fowlr)?
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Old 11-04-2012, 03:30 PM   #3
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1.5" should be fine. At 1.5, the max flow rate is around 1200gph which is way more than what your return will be pushing.
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What is folwr? But I planned on drilling the side, but 1.5inch is what I was thinking about too.
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Old 11-04-2012, 04:33 PM   #5
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Nevermind lol fish only with live rock. Yes I plan on running my tank like this for awhile until I feel comfortable enough to try some easy stuff like zoas, mushrooms and feather dusters
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For a side drain, I would definitely go 1.5.

FOWLR is fish only with Live Rock. The type of tank you plan on creating can have an effect on how much flow you ultimately need.
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