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    Question overflow and drilling

    Hi,
    I'm moving in May and since I have to take my 33G apart, I was thinking about drilling it, and getting a sump/fuge.

    Is this worth it for a 33G tank? If so, I heard Oceanic drills? and if not, should I just get a hang on overflow?

    Thanks for your comments
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    Some people like hang on overflows some don't. Some of the overflows are noisy but some are not. To drill and plum the tank will cost some money ( do you plan on getting a bigger tank ) and an overflow is also not to cheap. I am haveing the same thoughts, with my 90g I would like to drill it , I do have a SOS overflow to use I'm not to sure which would be better in the long run. I am leaning toward drilling though.
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    ... I'm not shure if I want a bigger tank in the near-future.... I've bought a house so I gotta spend elsewhere... and make due with what I have... but I was thinking that since I have to take it apart, why not?
    I saw that Johnny wrote that it costs about 20$ to get it drilled at oceanic's??? this is really cheap and I must of misunderstood or something... I'll go check it again.
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    Originally posted by Johnny Rock
    DRILL YOUR TANK! It's empty now and won't cost more than $20 to drill. I can send you to the glass place that does mine. Do it right or you will regret it very fast! I had harley build me a overflow box for like a mear $40 and drilled my tank for $20. TOTAL $60 for a reefready.
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    where is this glass place?
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    Just look in the Yellow pages, I've heard of people going to M&T Glass, I got mine done at Orleans glass, most glass shops can do this. It's around $25 per hole.

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    Eric,
    WHile some glass shops will drill a tank..., most glass shops WON'T drill them. You have to ask around till you find a place that will. Most places will tell you if you take it apart so they can work on a flat pane of glass..., only then they will drill it.

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    in Ottawa there are 2 places that I've try'd and both good.
    M&T glass and CENTENNIAL glass.

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    But is it really worth it for a 33G tank?
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    I'd do it, even if I was just goigng to run a closed loop. Never again will I keep an undrilled tank.

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