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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-01-2007, 01:37 AM Thread Starter
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"Drilled"

I was under the impression that ADA tanks are made of tempered glass and could not be drilled. And then I saw this at reef central.

http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/sh...5&pagenumber=2


Since he did not respond, I thought i would ask the Amano enthusiast how this was done. Thinking about starting another reef tank and if it can be done that would open the flood gates, Well for me atleast.

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I was going to say that ADA does have pre-drilled tanks with overflows, but that seems to be a custom job.
Shame he has that beautiful open top tank, and then all that white PVC with lots of primer showing.

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-01-2007, 10:45 AM Thread Starter
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ADA Drilled

ADA does have does have standard 90P and 120P which can be ordered with a corner overflow but that's bigger than i wanted to go this time.

I was thinking about getting the 60P with one hole drilled in the corner to drain into a sump containing a skimmer. I think that would have a cleaner look than a HOB and filter a reef better than a canister filter.


As for the the ugly white PVC, Schedule 80 fittings could be used as an alternative.

I wonder if there was a special drill bit that was used.
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I think only the bottom is tempered glass and not all sides
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well i wish i would of look over a reef central before i posted it appears it was drilled at the bottom... sorry my wife always says I leap before I look
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Yup, that's what I thought.
The tank got five holes in he tank,
so it's not just a luck.
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