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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Hey guys I know this is probably answered somewhere on here but i can't seem to find a for sure answer and I'm too broke to take any chances. I have 5 gallon tank, basic glass. I bought it at walmart. Does anyone know if the bottom of this thing is tempered? I'd like to drill 3/4 inch hole in...
  2. DIY Forum
    I just bought a hanger for my led light and the hanger was meant for an open top aquarium. My tank is an acryllic with an acryllic top that is part of the tank. All I would need to do to modify the hanger is to drill out a 1/2"X6" slit on each side on top of the tank so that the braces can just...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Hey iv got a 125 g tank with existing holes to fit a 3/4'' bulkhead im not sure of glass thickness but what i want todo is bring these holes to 1 3/4'' for 1'' bulkheads iv never personally done this and this tank being so big i dont want to take a chance doing it iv looked into what and how...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Im not sure of the brand of tank or even the thickness of glass iv already looked into drilling holes and what/how todo it but a question i had came up and i couldn't find an answer. Theres already existing holes in the aquarium (to fit a 3/4'' bulkhead) im not sure of the exact size but the...
  5. DIY Forum
    So I want to drill my tank, 3 22mm holes in all. I have read that these tanks are ok to drill the bottom, but wanting to drill the back. Has anybody done this. Emailed Jewel, no idea when I will ger a reply :lol: Cheers
  6. DIY Forum
    Hey guys, I've been doing some research on drilling tanks and it looks like a lot of people use cordless drills to do the job. Has anyone tried drilling glass with a drill press? I was thinking the even pressure would make it easier but could this cause cracking?
  7. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    Question does anyone have a 1 1/2 diamond hole saw bit that I can borrow and other question how can I tell if I have tempered glass let me no I only need it for 1 hole
  8. Tank Specs
    I've been working on a build for a 120 gallon Marineland/Perfecto 48" x 24" x 24" aquarium. I plan to use the setup as a peninsula... a room divider of sorts. If I'm to do this, I'd probably have to pay more than I want to for doors to be added to the back of a store bought stand, or I can...
  9. Reefing Equipment
    Long time troll, first time poster here.. I recently acquired a 35g hex (freebie) and looking to hopefully get advice on a couple of things. I can normally answer all my questions with Google and Search, but I seem to be coming up short on this one. Drilling holes. I'm completely comfortable...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Hello guys, I'm new to the game and hope there are some of you out there that can and will help me. I just purchased a 75 Gallon tank from a coworker. It has been dry for about 4 months. It still has calcium build up on the glass so my first question is do i clean it or let it rejuvenate...
  11. Skimmers & other filtration
    I have a 45 gallon tank and have read that I can just use a HOB skimmer with live rock for filtration. I've also read my water may be healthier if I add a sump. How do I add a sump without drill holes or an overflow box? Is it possible and would it really make that much of a difference...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    i will be drilling my 75g soon, hopefully to install a c2c overflow. should i drill more than one hole, if so how should they be spaced? im going to be fabricating my own overflow box, which i havent done before.. how wide and deep should the box be? without drilling my 55 sump wats the best...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    So.. i am frustrated beyond the point of insanity with this siphon sump thing... i give up i ALMOST had it.. it took me 3 hours to see the water level drop like 1/10 of an inch and it kept going down then i adjusted it and it went the other way.....:angry::angry::angry: ANYWAYs I am...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    I'm thinking of getting a sump pump. My 75 gallon tank will need drilled if I do this. How difficult is this? If I do this, what size sump should I get. I'd like to get a small enough one to put right under the tank in the stand. What all does the sump do? Don't know much about this...
  15. Water movement (pumps & wavemakers)
    i've been thinking about drilling my tank in the back in 1 or 2 spots and ditching my U-tube style overflow box. (the one if have just wont flow enough and i'd prefer not to slow the water down anymore). i could try to shorten/straighten out my drain lines back to the sump to let it flow better...
  16. DIY Forum
    Last weekend I drilled 8 holes in my tank, and also managed to make the water stay in the tank after that. The first hole marked, and with clay to hold water in for cooling the bit. Beginning cutting on first hole First hole done! Some more holes cut an hour or two later Action shot...
  17. Palmetto Marine Aquarium Club
    Hello Everyone, Sorry I have been inactive for a long time...changed jobs, been out of state for 2 months and about to have a baby boy (Carson Russell Byrd) on 4/27:banana:. I picked up a 55 gal flat-back hex with stand about 10 months ago for $10 bucks. It has been sitting in the garage and...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    Hey guys i whant to drill my tank for a sump insted of using an overflow box but i dont know if my glass is tempered. does anyone know how to tell if its tempered or not, dont wanna find out the hard way. Thanks
  19. General Reef Discussion
    Alright, I figured it was time to get serious about this whole posting thing. I will do my best to give more regular updates. Anyways, since the other build thread had an odd title, I decided to open this one with a consolidated picture show. For anyone who wants to see the original thread it is...
  20. DIY Forum
    I am going back and forth between 3 options: 1. buying a second 55G tank with less scratches that is already drilled 2. buy a second tank that is not drilled and find someone locally that can help me do it 3. buying a CPR overflow instead of drilling. Questions: 1. Has anyone had good...
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