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    Your Welcome Cory
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    Gee's I wish I was closer. I NEED my tank drilled. I actually went to a glass place yesterday and he tole me that he would do it (2 holes) for $40.00. Thats not to bad.
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    I am in the middle of drilling my tank right now. I was going to have two outs in each corner of the back pane. Have the returns maybe in either side creating movement. Could you go into depth on your sump a bit. This is the controversal area!
    The area that I need help in Thanks

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    2 holes for 40 bucks is a DEAL. Take him up on it Mike
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    This is not my sump Nanosteve. It is a generic drawing for people to look at to understand the concept. there are many many way to do this job once you understand the basics.
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    He's said that the only drill bit that he had is a one and a quarter but he said he can make the hole a little bigger. After he said that he also said that he wouldn't be responsible if it breaks the aqiarium. What should I do? He also said that it's very unlikely that it will break.
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    No one will guarantee against breakage and it is also unlikely that it will break. I have broken 1 of the 30 some odd tanks I have drilled. Anyway ... a 1.25 inch hole is SMALL and will not even except a 1 inch bulkhead filling. You might get a .75 inch fitting in there if you get something from a boat supply shop. Now we know why his price is so good. Bigger holes required more time to drill. For example a 2.5 inch hole can take up to 2 hours to drill but a 1.75 can often be done in 20 to 30 minutes depending on bit condition, hole location etc. IMHO Mike I think you will be best to get the holes drilled to the right sizes and avoid problems later.
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    OSD,
    You told me in an earlier post that I need two holes to accept two 1.5" bulkheads. What size holes do you think I need drilled? I start calling around to see if I can find a place that will have that actual drill bit.
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    Mike
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    You need 2.5 inch holes to except 1.5 inch bulkhead fitting. Can you post a link to the thread you are referring to? I will guess 2 holes were required to meet ether the pumps supply demands or drain demands
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    oh gee's this was a while ago. Sorry So I need a 2.5" hole for a 1.5" bulkhead. WOW that quite a big hole for such a small bulkhead.
    Mike
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