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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-03-2015, 06:01 AM Thread Starter
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I was all set to get my tank drilled

Just got my glass-holes over flow, stopped by the shop that was going to drill my tank to set up a day and time aaaaaaaannnddd well he tore his bicep and can't do it. Story of my life lol.
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Cool story, bro. Now, why is it here?
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Cool story, bro. Now, why is it here?
Oh, quit being rude.



Tore his bicep? xD Man, that sounds painful, I shouldn't be laughing.

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That's a long recovery time.

You should start looking for another shop or return the overflow.

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@AndryT because your mom told me to put it here. @Bushkill he's trying to find a customer that's drilled a few tanks that would be willing to do it, hopefully all works out.
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That's a long recovery time.

You should start looking for another shop or return the overflow.
Nah, sounds like an opportunity to buy new tools and learn a new skill.
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@Bushkill he's trying to find a customer that's drilled a few tanks that would be willing to do it, hopefully all works out.
To clarify, I was just being brief, and suggesting that you'd be better served looking elsewhere or changing plans; otherwise you have an empty tank for a good while. Just give it some thought before you go to someone who's drilled a couple of holes. Best of luck with this.

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He had a couple customers in mind, that have been in the hobby a while. He wouldn't ask someone he wasn't confident in, also I'm still in the purchasing parts phase, so I have abit of time before I'm ready for water, I'll probably be ready before he's healed, but maybe not. He also said I could bring it in and he'd walk me through it, I'm pretty handy, so I'm sure I can handle it, glass is just kinda scary lol.
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He had a couple customers in mind, that have been in the hobby a while. He wouldn't ask someone he wasn't confident in, also I'm still in the purchasing parts phase, so I have abit of time before I'm ready for water, I'll probably be ready before he's healed, but maybe not. He also said I could bring it in and he'd walk me through it, I'm pretty handy, so I'm sure I can handle it, glass is just kinda scary lol.
This would be ideal. You get to use his tools and get direction to learn to do something that will be useful to you down the road..because there's always "another tank"
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Its actually pretty easy and if the guys willing to teach you. I'd jump at it you get to learn something for nothig
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I was kinda leaning this direction, I just wish I had a couple "practice" tanks.
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Go get some scrape glass or just go buy a 10 gallon and practice on it first?


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He had a couple customers in mind, that have been in the hobby a while. He wouldn't ask someone he wasn't confident in, also I'm still in the purchasing parts phase, so I have abit of time before I'm ready for water, I'll probably be ready before he's healed, but maybe not. He also said I could bring it in and he'd walk me through it, I'm pretty handy, so I'm sure I can handle it, glass is just kinda scary lol.
I was actually going to suggest this route. If they don't have some scrap glass to practice on, I'm sure a glass shop would. I'm sure you would be a lot more confident once you made a few holes and got a feel for it.

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Drilling a tank is super easy. Look on YouTube, there's a bunch of videos that you can check out.


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Go get some scrape glass or just go buy a 10 gallon and practice on it first?
Harbor freight sells the hole saws really cheap. You can even use a leaker. If you already have a drill, you only need some play-do to build a water dam around the hole. Doing it free-hand takes a little practice, but most things do.

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