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    I drilled my 90

    well, i finally got the nerve to cut holes for the bulkheads in my 90 gallon. Here's a pic with the two 2" holes for the standpipes cut and me starting the third and fouth holes for the closed loop. i had to stop the closed loop holes because the bit was starting to wear out and i didn't want to push the envelope. the glass was 3/8 or 1/2. with the one bit i cut a 3/4 hole in a 30 gal and two 2" in the 90.
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    here's another close up. i was using the gasket from the 2" bulkhead as a dam to help keep water around the bit.
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    wow!!! great job barry_c... I have a few tanks I'd love to have drilled... definately gonna be trying this soon.

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    Patience is a virtue my man! Awesome! There you go we're (well not me yet) making living habitats for dozens of species yet a roadblock for most seems to be how to drill a stupid hole in a pane of glass LMAO! I would have shattered that glass in a 1000 pieces if I tried that LOL

    Congrats!
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    What bit did you use ?

    Cost ?


    Wendell

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    i used a rotozip bit, cost at home depot was $15.
    Barry

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    Where did you get the bulkheads from ?

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    Andrew

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    i got them from Northeast Equipment on Kempt Rd. the 2" was $13 and the 3/4 was $7.50. they are a heavy duty plastic, not pvc. on a side note, are you going to the meeting on sunday? if so you should let gail know so she can confirm #s with the guys at dal.
    Barry

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    Barry

    How did you start the hole? Did you just use the rotozip bit from start to finish?

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    yup, i used the dremel on 500 rpm to drill a hole down through the glass. i then turned the rpm up to 3500 and used an up and down motion to slowly cut through the glass. if you'll be at the meeting sunday, i'll explain everything then. if you want, i can even come over and help get you started. Now if you want me to do cut the holes, it'll cost you a case of beer with no gaurantees. if i do break the glass, i'll gladly return the case of beer so you can drink you sorrows away. : i didn't have a problem when i cut the holes. It is easier with two people though.
    Barry

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