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    Posted: March 21 2016 at 1:22pm
Hi Everyone, I'm trying to get back in to the hobby after a long absence and doing most of the setup as DIY. Currently, i need to drill four 1.5" holes and two 2" holes in half inch glass. Anyone have drill bits that I could borrow or know a source for cheap drill bits? Its been a long time since i drilled glass, so any pointers from ppl with experience drilling glass is welcomed.
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Ebay !! I got one that you could use but it's 1" I got mine for $6 shipped off ebay ,, if you go to Home Depot they won't have them that big also I'd be willing to help you drill them ? Is water in the tank ? Shoot me a text 801-688-3225 Jace
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would you mind taking pics of your progress? 


overflows/ plumbing/ etc.



I need to do this to my 125 eventually

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Yeah my project is finished ,, I'd be willing to help you even drill the glass for you,, I'll try to post pics,, I don't have a photobucket account,, however if you shoot me a text I will send you some !! It's honestly real easy,, just make sure you've got some water on a constant drip on the glass and bit,, and go slow, patients patients,, also make a 100% sure your glass isn't tempered !! Text me 801-688-3225 for my before and after photos
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Also, my opinion I wouldn't use hard plumbing, I'd use the ultra flex PVC pipe http://m.marinedepot.com/products/ft1383/ultra-flex-pvc-pipe-tubing

That's what I used and it's nice if I need to take out my sump for maintaince or If I want to upgrade something, that way your not using a bunch of PVC unions,, and make sure you get the ULTRA FLEX,, it's wayyy more flexible and alottt easier to work with then regular flex !!!

I made my own overflow boxes from extra glass,, and make sure you drill an extra hole for an emergency overflow I used two regular overflows and one emergency ,, I think the ratio of 2 regular overflows to 1 emergency overflow would be a good rule of thumb depending on flow, can never hurt to add more of you wanted !!
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Originally posted by VdubReefer VdubReefer wrote:

Ebay !! I got one that you could use but it's 1" I got mine for $6 shipped off ebay ,, if you go to Home Depot they won't have them that big also I'd be willing to help you drill them ? Is water in the tank ? Shoot me a text 801-688-3225 Jace
You get what you pay for, I wouldn't trust a $6 bit on my glass Tank.
Reef On Has a good selection of glass drill bits.
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I've drill over half a dozen tanks with that one bit !! Do buy into that get what you pay for bull****,, I say proof is in the pudding !!!!
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I've drilled over half a dozen tanks with that one bit !! Do buy into that. get what you pay for bull****,, I say proof is in the pudding !!!!
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