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  1. General Reef Discussion
    I've looked everywhere and can't figure this out. Best way to drill large diameter holes for acrylic? These would be 1.5" holes for bulkheads for my overflow. I keep seeing: "pilot hole, then increase in size stepping up to the next largest" as being standard practice. But that doesn't...
  2. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Hi, I am new here. Just recently started up a 125 gallon salt water tank. I have had it about 3 months now after the cycle. I have 2 Clownfish, 1 blue/green chromis, yellow tang and a blue tang. All of the fish Were fine for a while until I added a pepermint shrimp from a bad fish store...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    I've noticed several shells with holes in them. All are aged, meaning they have been in my tank for several months to several years. For now I've only seen this on snail shells (empty ones) and this oyster shell: Google lead me to acidic conditions and or serious lack of calcium. Bot have...
  4. Reefing Equipment
    I bought a unused 180 gallon marineland aqaurium on craigslist. corner drains and overflows (4 holes total) measure 1.75" 2 Problems: 1 - take a look at the picture, they holes are drilled 1" apart. The bulkheads at the store cant fit next to eachother as they are more than a half inch...
  5. 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...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Ok this spring i plan on putting a 180 gallon setup in my basement. I currently have a 55 gallon setup, and to be honest i want bigger! more room for rock work, and i want a tang. this will be a reef setup. I'm located not to far from premium aquatics and they can order me a tank, and i can...
  7. "Soft" corals
    Really big emergency!!! I own a toadstool coral and can't figure out why it is really bent over with black on it's trunk. All of the forums I have read say that if it were dead then the polyps won't extend. However mine still are extending... Please I need some serious advice picture are to...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Hello, I am really new to this hobby and i have been reading online and asking people from our local pet store to learn about things. There is something that I'm really worried about and i was wondering if you guys could help me. I have a 55g tank with my husband (Kamel from this form) and...
  9. 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...
  10. Drilling My Tank

    Drilling My Tank

    Just cutting some holes in my tank
  11. Drilling My Tank

    Drilling My Tank

    Just cutting some holes in my tank
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