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    Drilled holes

    what's the best sized drilled holes for overflows?

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    The bigger the better... you can always throw in a reducer if you find the drain is to large. If you find it to small... your out of luck.

    I would go with a 2 inch bulkhead.. hole size depends on the type of bulkhead you go with. Your best bet is to purchase the bulkhead first... this way you know what size to drill.

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    Thanks IJO

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    what tools do you use to cut an opening in your glass?
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    I'll likely invest in a diamond core bit for glass. I think that's what will work easiest....altho a circle cutter might do it but would be hard to break and not sure if it'll be small enough...but If I can find a 1/2 piece of plate i'll try it ...might even use the cutter on a string to see if I can get it to about 1 1/4 inch hole.

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    buy the bit. I just drill thru 3/4''[19mm] glass tonight.Thanks for the loner ONE SALTY DOG! it took a good 2 hours but was worth it as I didn't want to watch my SENS loose tonight.

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    you need a diamond glass bit. As for holes .. Ivan is right go big and reduce as necessary so you have built in size for pump upgrades. My new tank will have 8 - 2 and 1/2 inch holes in it ..... that's right, 8 holes in it and 1 is simply a spare that will be caped until needed.
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    interesting idea Salty...easy enough to cap em and super easy to expand!

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    That's the plan tictoc. Trying to be thinking ahead because once the tank is in operation it is very difficult to re-think the plan if holes are involved.
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    I'm thinking about drilling my own tanks as well. I've already got them 4 75s...and having to take each one out of the basement to bring them to the glass place isn't something that I want to do. Besides they say it's at my own risk anyways...I might as well take the risk myself.

    How much does a diamond glass bit cost? Having them drilled would cost me about $10 a hole. Is it really as easy as you guys make it sound?
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