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    Dremel Overflow

    I am going to dremel my overflow box tonight to lower the water level in my tank (so it doesnt hit the top brace).
    Oceanic told me to be careful as the inside of the box is lined with glass which would crack if I go to low.
    I am going to pick up a dremel from Home Depot on my way home - any particular bit i should use?
    any words of advice before I do this?
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    I should use the 1/4" Router to do this?
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    Is the box acrylic ? I would use a dremel with a cutter bit, small and easy to work with.
    You could shave it to the wanted height, avoid getting close to the glass. I used the bit for acrylic, wood ...perfect

    HTH

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    ok, i did the short side of the box, got as close to that glass as i had the guts to (i assume that glass is very important, and i dont know what would happen if i touched it). The thin pieces of acrylic between the slots busted, so i essentially now have 3 open rectangles. do i need to glue egg-crate or something inside of it to block things from floating over and in? I did not do the ones in the front of the box because a. it shows more and i want it to look nice and b. i dont want those slots to bust as well.
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    Do you have a picture of how it looks now?
    I am Homer of BORG... Prepare to be..OOOO!! DONUT!!!!!!

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    here is the view of the full box from the top (that plastic cup is there to stop the pipes from vibrating). There is also a little piece of plastic i glued around the elbow of the return to deflect the water shooting out of the siphon hole so that it doesnt make noise splashing into the water.
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    here is the view from the front:
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    So....

    What everyone wants to know now...

    did it work?
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    and here is the side that i dremeled out (i know it looks ugly :bawling:, but i had no choice - it's better than having the water above my glass brace, i'm hoping you dont even notice it much under the water (i.e. within the tank).
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    now for a close up of the left hole:
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