where to drill holes in tank

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  1. amdninjaboy

    amdninjaboy Astrea Snail

    Mar 23, 2011
    Ordered my 90 gal tank yesterday and also ordered a few bulkheads and strainers. My question is about where to drill the holes for the overflow bulkheads. Ive read where people say to drill them about 4" down from the top of the tank. Do you then just have the strainer pointing staright into the tank or if you drilled the hole lower you could use and elbow and then a piece of pipe to set the strainer standing upwards at the level you want the water to be at. Im not sure what the best setup would be so anyone who has done this before I would appreciate any info and pics of how you have setup your overflows.

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  3. leighton1245

    leighton1245 Horrid Stonefish

    Oct 28, 2010
    Welcome also :) lots of great people and info here.

    I drilled mine about 4" down also but that is where my overflow mounted up. The setup i used came from glass-holes.com great people and you get everything you need.