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Anthonius
07/16/2017, 10:19 AM
So I am thinking about buying and drilling a top fin 75 gallon aquarium. I know the bottom is tempered for sure but does anyone know about the rear pane? I tried emailing customer support and havent heard anything back in nearly a week. What are your guys' thoughts on drilling this myself? Anyone drilled a top fin 75 gallon before?

Jboone82590
07/16/2017, 10:38 AM
So I am thinking about buying and drilling a top fin 75 gallon aquarium. I know the bottom is tempered for sure but does anyone know about the rear pane? I tried emailing customer support and havent heard anything back in nearly a week. What are your guys' thoughts on drilling this myself? Anyone drilled a top fin 75 gallon before?
I have never drilled that brand but i have drilled quote a few tanks.
Just git a sharp drill bit and a good way to make sure its stright.

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SFish
07/16/2017, 10:49 AM
You can check with polarized sunglasses and your phone. Look it up on YouTube. In all honesty it would be highly unlikely. I think on almost all tanks the only glass that is tempered is bottom. Buy a diamond hole saw and a drill guide. You will also need water to cool the bit. I would recommend a drill with a clutch as well.

Jon0807
07/18/2017, 09:35 PM
I drilled my 40b recently. It was the first time I ever drilled and was super nervous. But it was actually really easy. As long as you go slow, don't force it, and when you get close to the end, make sure you lighten the pressure of the drill so you get less chipping. I drilled 4 holes and felt like an expert after the second lol

69vette
07/19/2017, 05:58 AM
I have never drilled that brand but i have drilled quote a few tanks.
Just git a sharp drill bit and a good way to make sure its stright.

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What kind of drill bit do you use?

Clowning_Around
07/19/2017, 06:22 AM
Diamond hole saw bit works great

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mcgyvr
07/19/2017, 10:20 AM
http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/diamond-coated-glass-drill-bits.html

Clowning_Around
07/19/2017, 11:41 AM
As much as I hate to usr them amazon is much cheaper than BRS, I picked up a full set of 50mm and under for 13 bucks and added the lg bits for 3 more per lg bit...

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d0ughb0y
07/19/2017, 01:57 PM
As much as I hate to usr them amazon is much cheaper than BRS, I picked up a full set of 50mm and under for 13 bucks and added the lg bits for 3 more per lg bit...

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Maybe BRS buys it from Amazon and resells, they are after all, a reseller company that is good at marketing.

mcgyvr
07/20/2017, 04:49 AM
As much as I hate to usr them amazon is much cheaper than BRS, I picked up a full set of 50mm and under for 13 bucks and added the lg bits for 3 more per lg bit...


Yep..
I just picked up a set of 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80mm for under $20..
And they have a 15 piece set of smaller sizes for the same..

All e-commerce companies must fall under the Amazon umbrella or be crushed.. ;)

EzReefs
07/20/2017, 05:25 AM
Make sure you go slow and use very little pressure at the end of the hole! I drilled my 29 gallon and it was quick and easy. Then I got a 75 and decided to drill it too. I got too confident and tried to speed it up a bit and the tank cracked. Slow is key. I found a cheap used 75 and tried again with no problems.

mcgyvr
07/20/2017, 05:51 AM
Make sure you go slow .

Like anything else in this hobby..
NOTHING good happens fast.. ;)

SFish
07/20/2017, 02:04 PM
Like anything else in this hobby..
NOTHING good happens fast.. ;)

His tank cracked fast

; )