Tank Drilling

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Tank Drilling

Postby front-fan » Mon Jan 01, 2007 12:43 pm

I have a 55 gal. tank that I would like to get drilled for an overflow. I have a Tidepool that I'd like to use as a sump. The Tidepool overflow is currently in service on my 125 - not entirely happy with it; so I want to drill the 55.
Do you know where I could get this done? How much would this sort of thing cost?

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Postby Admin » Mon Jan 01, 2007 1:21 pm

I have a 55 gal. tank that I would like to get drilled for an overflow. I have a Tidepool that I'd like to use as a sump. The Tidepool overflow is currently in service on my 125 - not entirely happy with it; so I want to drill the 55.
Do you know where I could get this done? How much would this sort of thing cost?

Frankly
I didn't like the quality of Marineland Tidepool
(looks like the vinyl would crack in a few years)
I suggest
Oceanic glass wet/dry Sumps ($260 for the small one)
or ProClear acrylic wet/dry sumps (around $260 also)
or even just a regular All Glass Aquarium glass tank (around $50)

as far as drilling an exsisting tank
there was a glass shop (in Needham I think) but he can't guarantee it won't break of course...
... I suggest ordering a new tank factory drilled ($125 + hole drill cost + bulkhead fitting)
or just get the stock overflow tank ($145 plus $65 for overflow kit)

then you'd need a pump of course..the standard overflow drain hole can accept about 750 gallons per hour so we normally use
a Danner 950 pump with a ball valve aprox $150 for both)

my suggestions would cost more money
but you would have practically zero risk of problems
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