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Old 11-12-2014, 12:37 AM   #1
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Spigot Tank DIY - Thoughts?


Hi,

I have a 2 gallon drink dispenser fish tank on my desk. Lots of plants, gravel, and root tabs. It is AWESOME for water changes. Like unreal awesome. The flow is soft, doesn't ruffle the gravel or the betta's fins, it's a lot less mess to maintain near a computer. Water changes are fast and easy. The problem is that, while the drink dispenser looks great, there's a lot of distortion. Sometimes I can't see the fish, sometimes he's huge.

I have a few Fluval Specs. My dream would be to have a spout near the bottom of one. You can buy the spouts anywhere, but as for cutting the glass...thoughts? I think it'd shatter, but want to have a tank like this. Is it possible? Anyone willing to help me brainstorm a way to make a shockingly easy to change but still beautiful tank?

Thanks for your help!!
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Hi,

As long as the glass is not tempered, cutting a hole (hole-saw made for glass) is not difficult.

If you do not wish to do it yourself, there are glass shops… Should not be too pricy.

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Is there a way to tell if a Fluval Spec is made of tempered glass?
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Old 11-12-2014, 10:44 AM   #4
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Is there a way to tell if a Fluval Spec is made of tempered glass?
If you have some polarized lens (sunglasses, etc), and hold them in front of a piece of tempered glass, you will see a pattern (a result of the tempering process).

Non-tempered glass will look smooth.
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