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Post by KellyRRoberts4 on Sun 11 Sep 2011, 11:51 am

OK!
Got a 20L as an upgrade to my 3G in the PetCo $/gallon sale a while back. Boyfriend wants to drill, instead of using the U-tube type overflow that he had used in the past.

Anyone have any suggestions, tips, or even know anyone that has done their own drilling/company in the area that might??

I'm just worried because I don't want to try this on our own and bust the tank!! Granted I'd only be out $20, but still. Smile

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Re: Drilling Tank - Have Q's!!!

Post by DonnieP on Sun 11 Sep 2011, 12:21 pm

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Any of the glass companies will drill it for you, just make sure you know the size hole you need and best to mark the center where you want it with a magic marker. Longview glass is one spot as I said any of the glass companies that install glass can do it. Its easy to drill yourself but you gotta have the diamond bit to do it, I would go glass company, unless someone on here has the bits and would volunteer.
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Re: Drilling Tank - Have Q's!!!

Post by KellyRRoberts4 on Sun 11 Sep 2011, 12:39 pm

See I was wondering if that was the case, because I really don't want to buy the diamond bits to never have another use for them...

Guess I have some calls to make Monday!

I know of Apache Glass in Tyler, and you mentioned Longview Glass... Are there anymore you know of/can think of in the area?

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Re: Drilling Tank - Have Q's!!!

Post by Jeff on Sun 11 Sep 2011, 12:43 pm

I've used Apache glass for a few years now, never had them drill a tank though.

Be careful the bottom of the tank is not tempered. If that is the case, I would strongly recommend not drilling the aquarium.

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Re: Drilling Tank - Have Q's!!!

Post by DonnieP on Sun 11 Sep 2011, 12:52 pm

KellyRRoberts4 wrote:See I was wondering if that was the case, because I really don't want to buy the diamond bits to never have another use for them...

Guess I have some calls to make Monday!

I know of Apache Glass in Tyler, and you mentioned Longview Glass... Are there anymore you know of/can think of in the area?

Quick look in the yellow pages or search on the internet for glass companies in your area. I dont think the 20g from petco would have a tempered bottom but it is posible, the glass company should be able to tell right off.
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