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patpare
11-04-2014, 02:05 AM
I'm planning on drilling my tank this weekend and I was wondering what is the minimum distance for my holes? I'm using the herbie overflow,so I need to make 3 holes in the corner of my tank,2 for the overflow and 1 for the return.

monocus
11-04-2014, 02:11 AM
depends on the thickness of the glass and the size of the hole.i would keep them at least 2-3 inches apart

spit.fire
11-04-2014, 02:43 AM
Why not put the return on the other side of the tank

patpare
11-04-2014, 03:11 AM
Why not put the return on the other side of the tank

How do you mean.

patpare
11-04-2014, 03:14 AM
I should mention it's the bottom that I'm drilling.
The glass is surprisingly thick!I think it's 1/4inch

spit.fire
11-04-2014, 03:51 AM
What size / brand of tank

patpare
11-04-2014, 04:26 AM
It's a 30g Hagen marina,36x12x14 if I remember correctly

spit.fire
11-04-2014, 04:47 AM
It's a 30g Hagen marina,36x12x14 if I remember correctly

if the bottom isnt tempered... do the 2 drains in the bottom corner and the return through the back panel on the opposite side with will allow you to have a smaller overflow box (wont take up as my real-estate