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Old 04/22/2006, 11:32 AM   #326
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the bits i bought from lau took about 5 business days to arrive to NYC


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Old 04/23/2006, 03:25 AM   #327
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I'm in Ireland so I guess it will take longer to get to me than HK to the USA.


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Old 04/23/2006, 12:25 PM   #328
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Mine took about 5 business days also


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Old 04/23/2006, 06:03 PM   #329
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I would agree with the 5 business day time frame. I have placed three different orders from Lau. Just finished the last eight holes. I have 14 on the 300 and 10 on the 130.


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Old 04/23/2006, 07:20 PM   #330
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adnup - nice work.


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Old 04/23/2006, 08:50 PM   #331
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Oh, and JustOneMoreTank,

If you're ever in the Philadelphia area, let me know. I owe you at least a beer for starting this thread. You saved me about $150.

Philly is a long way from Atlanta. But if I am ever passing through that way I will try and look you up.


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Old 04/23/2006, 08:57 PM   #332
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Good job everyone! Looks like lots of great holes! Sorry to the one who shattered the old Perfecto tank. The tempered glass will do that and end up in one billion pieces.


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Old 04/23/2006, 11:55 PM   #333
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JustOneMoreTank - I want to also thank you for starting this thread and include an offer of a pint or more if you get to the Everett, WA area. I'll fire up the barbeque, too. Thanks, again. Reef Central is a great site.


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Old 04/25/2006, 05:34 PM   #334
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Thanks dtaranath


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Old 04/25/2006, 11:10 PM   #335
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JustOneMore, sounds like you better just plan a ROAD TRIP.
I busted a 10G practicing, but I'm a quick learner. Drilled 5 more holes trouble free, waiting on a new bit from china for different size hole
Plan on adding Bozeman, Montana to your itinary on your way to Everett, have a home brew & some of my fresh elk sausage on the barbieQ.


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Old 04/26/2006, 01:34 AM   #336
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Wow this is a great thread im so glad i found it. I got so lucky I ordered my bit from Hong Kong and the bulk head like 2 days ago and luckly i used google and got the right bulkhead for the 45 mm bit.

?? My question is im going to drill my 29 when i get the parts and would it be better to have 1 1inch bulkhead or 2. Im going to have a mag 5 return pump and if i had 2 holes would the back of the tank still be stable??? Do you think i should drill just drill the second hole as an extra just incase i want a bigger return pump one day??


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Old 04/26/2006, 06:51 PM   #337
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Im going to give the glass cutting experiance a try!!! Thanks for this thread!!!


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Old 04/27/2006, 09:58 AM   #338
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Dan...on page 12 from your picture, I see that you have a double-Wye fitting. I have been looking for that one and couldn't find it anywhere. Can you tell me where you get them? Thnks.


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Old 04/27/2006, 11:40 AM   #339
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i just got some more drill bits and finished drilling my 1" holes. its really quite easy.

I've connected a system of 4 tanks together using gravity and 1 return pump

ill try to post some pictures tonight


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Old 04/27/2006, 11:43 AM   #340
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schscountryboy,

I'd go with 2.

1) because just as you say it'd be easier to upgrade in the future
2) there's always a chance one could get clogged or partially obstructed
3) its really quite easy to drill, so why not?

I'd also have recommended just using pvc fittings and a rubber gasket as bulkheads


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Old 04/27/2006, 02:12 PM   #341
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Dan...on page 12 from your picture, I see that you have a double-Wye fitting. I have been looking for that one and couldn't find it anywhere. Can you tell me where you get them? Thnks.

Lowe's and Home Depot both carry them. They start at 1.5".


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Old 04/29/2006, 03:27 PM   #342
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Hey,

just wanted to let you guys know, i'm in the middle of cutting three holes in my bathroom mirror for a wallmount faucet. Not exactly like an aquarium tank, but similar. This thread really helped. I picked up a carbide tipped hole saw bit at menards, but they had one at lowe's also. supposed to be for fiberglass, ceramic, tiles, etc. didn't specifically say for glass, but it worked. I have practiced on some mirror 12in x 12in tiles, and made a few decent holes in some 1/8in glass. I'm assuming 1/4in glass will take a lot longer but also be less likely to break as I get through it... right?

the hole saw bit i got actually had a pilot hole in the center so once i get through the center, i should be able to turn it around and get it lined up almost perfectly. does take longer because you have to drill the pilot first, and also, the carbide doesn't work nearly as quickly as the diamond bit. if i had the time, i'm sure i would have ordered one as well, but i really didn't.

Anyway, thought you guys might be interested in knowing others are helped with this. They wanted $40 a hole at the glass shop, and another would only make 3/4in or 2in holes, weird...

I think i'm going to try cutting from both sides after reading through all 14 pages of this thread today.

thanks for the help.


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Old 04/29/2006, 08:01 PM   #343
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i have seen thous bits at lows i don't think i wood try it on a tank.but i could be wrong.if some one does let us know.right now i wood stick with the bits made for glass


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Old 04/30/2006, 06:38 AM   #344
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Has anyone tried drilling the back of a bowfront? If so how can you accomplish this since you cannot lay it flat to create the water dam.


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Old 04/30/2006, 06:44 AM   #345
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Try supporting it with a bunch of towels, or blankets, more towards the ends.


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Old 04/30/2006, 07:26 AM   #346
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i have drilled 3 holes now 1 3/4 each all in the sides with tank standing up right one 90 gal with water and fish in it all with same bit


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Old 04/30/2006, 08:17 AM   #347
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I have a 8ft long and 30in high tank. Is it possible to drill 4 holes for a closed loop in the back glass. The tank is 1/2" glass but nicely braced on the top and bottom.
I don't want to jeopardize the tank.
Maybe if I glued a second panel of glass on the back?


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Old 04/30/2006, 09:32 AM   #348
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I have a 8ft long and 30in high tank. Is it possible to drill 4 holes for a closed loop in the back glass. The tank is 1/2" glass but nicely braced on the top and bottom.
I don't want to jeopardize the tank.
Maybe if I glued a second panel of glass on the back?
I think you'd be fine with four holes in the back panel IMO. And I don't think it would be necessary to glue a second panel to the back, I couldn't see that really doing much. I drilled 6 holes in the back of my 4' tank with no problems.




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Old 04/30/2006, 10:40 AM   #349
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do you have a birdseye view of your tank? I know, I know, I should probably check your thread. That's next.


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Old 04/30/2006, 10:45 AM   #350
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I drilled 1 7/8", 2 9/16" & 3 3/16" for overflow and closed loop in my 300, which has 5/8" glass and my 130, which has 1/2 inch glass. These are on both ends as I will build an island of live rock for sps viewable from both sides.


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