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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-08-2013, 04:47 PM Thread Starter
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i'll just ask this qquestion here... don't flame me please i'm newbie
I'd like to know if i can drill a hole in the top section of my tank for a DIY sump and if anyone has done this... i see alotta gibber jabber about getting it to silent but wouldnt it just be easier to make S shapes with flexible piping? but anyways

Please post or refer... Time, Price on mats or finished good, Dimensions arent so important ratios would be nice........ Basically whats most sexy ha the hobby has some extremests? that would be cool since nothing on this website WOW's me

Oh and this is a general themed thread not DIY SUMP only it was just the thing i was researching prior

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I'm not sure exactly what you are asking? Are you wanting to add a sump to your aquarium and want to drill a hole in the back glass near the top of the rim?

Drilling your aquarium may be possible as long as the glass is not tempered and you purchase the correct glass drill bit for the size of the plumbing/piping/bulkhead fitting that you want to use.

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a buddy bought a kit from http://glass-holes.com/ for his new reef tank. he's never drilled a tank before and it came out fantastic
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you can make a pvc overflow too
How to Build a DIY PVC Overflow - YouTube[/url]
do i have to drill a hole in the tank?

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I'm not sure exactly what you are asking? Are you wanting to add a sump to your aquarium and want to drill a hole in the back glass near the top of the rim?

Drilling your aquarium may be possible as long as the glass is not tempered and you purchase the correct glass drill bit for the size of the plumbing/piping/bulkhead fitting that you want to use.
I was wondering about the price comparisons ex: Building a glass/acrylic tank or good substitutes like a see through plastic in a box/bucket shape, home made filters such as sumps, heaters lighting... i thought i could find a link to a thread specifying better than open airing it on this post
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if you want cheap sump, buy a larger plastic tote from a place like walmart. people often build their wet/dry from plastic drawers like this: http://www.spacesavers.com/Storage/P...FcJw4AoduAkAJg
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do i have to drill a hole in the tank?
no, it hangs onto the tank. There are instructions on how to use it once you make it.

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