Drilling Bulkheads

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  1. ezz1r

    ezz1r Feather Star

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    I'm looking into drilling my Oceanic 90g BF to place a Herbie overflow. Anyone in the forum know of a place or anyone who can help me in the Miami area?

    Once again Thank you guys

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  3. Otty

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    Go to any glass shop if your not going to do it yourself. Make sure the glass is not tempered....
     
  4. ezz1r

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    Thanks I'm sure my Oceanic is not tempered glass for sure I'm just ancy about drilling....However what i was hoping was that someone here actually new of a place in my home town that would be willing to do it. It seems glass places down yonder don't want to drill due to liability issues...


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  5. Otty

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    Most tanks bottom glass is tempered but the side are usually ok to drill. I'd just get a bit yourself and do it. Real easy to do as long as you take your time and let the bit do the work.
     
  6. FaceOfDeceit

    FaceOfDeceit Hockey Beard

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    Yeah, agree with Otty. There are plenty of DIY Video's out there too that show you step by step, rather than just tell you. Get a good bit though...don't go to Wal-Mart hoping to score an inexpensive one! ;D
     
  7. ezz1r

    ezz1r Feather Star

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    FaceOfDeceit got it "NO Walmart" LMAO
     
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  9. mike007

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    Try your LFS. Some owners will tell you who they used to make/drill their tanks. That's if they didn't do it themselves, in which case they might be willing to help you out. I'm sure someone will point you to the direction of a responsible, experienced person when it comes to drilling tanks.

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  10. ezz1r

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    Thanks guys we actually found a glass installation place that will drill for $30 bucks a hole. Don't know what the going rate is but....


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    This is true. Glad it worked out for you!