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    Drilling my tank

    Ok so I have decided to drill my 75 gal while it is empty of fish and corals, i'll be moving all my LR into a container with salt water and will take the sand out also. Where should I bring it to drill (I live in gatineau) or is anyone here willing to drill it for me (for a good price) that will not break it... How many holes should I have ??? just 2 for the overflow or should I put a close loop too?

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    I have been looking into the same info. I would say 2 for overflows would be fine, and depending on what powerheads you have, possibly a closed loop system, but if you have decent powerheads the closed loop isn't a big deal. You could always drill the holes now for one though, and just cap them off..

    I think One Salty Dog is well known for his tank drilling skills, and he is in the Ottawa area. I am pretty sure its OSD, but could be wrong.

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    thats what I tought about the CL, I have 2 seio 820 and 1 maxi1200, so flow wise I think i'm ok. Plus the return from the sump, I wanted a sort of manifold that will be linked to a mag9.5 or higher.Anyway I'l ask OSD if he can help me

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    That should be plenty of flow, and that mag9.5 is what I think I will go with for a return as well. Good luck!

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    Yes I am still drilling tanks in the Ottawa area.
    Rob

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    I don't think anyone will guantee about not breaking a tank. But i'm sure they will sure as hell not try to do it.



    If I was closer I would have gotten OSD to drill my tank. I here he's got an awesome track record!!!!

    What is it now OSD???? You've only broken about 20 or so tanks???LOLOL :biggrinbo Just joking!!!!! :hysterica :biglaugh2 :speedbana oof:
    Cheers,
    Mike Philpott

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    I thought I heard 1 out of 30 or something like that.

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    for the overflow what would give me the most flow and the less sound, a 90 degree elbow with a colection cup with teeths
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    a overflow box that does the top lenght of the tank???

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    I would go with the 90 elbow on the inside of the tank, with the teeth as you say, then at the the back of the bulkhead use a T fitting, with the top of the T extending to your water level and capped, but with a hole drilled in the top, then the bottem of the T would obviously be going to your sump.

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    This is what I mean when I said use a T at the back..

    This is a pic sidewayz posted in one of my threads..


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