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Squiddy
09-18-2006, 09:11 PM
Is there anyone in the Victoria area that would drill a hole in my glass sump for an inline pump? What would that cost?

Kabong
09-18-2006, 11:48 PM
The last time i checked around it was
$30 at Victoria glass
$20 at Excalibur glass (said he'd never drilled a tank before though)
$45 at Sea Star

If it's thinner glass you could probably just do it yourself with a dremel.

Midknight
09-18-2006, 11:59 PM
Hey Kabong,

What bit would you use on the dremel?

Todd
09-19-2006, 12:17 AM
I was reading an old post and come apon this link. Looked alot easier then doing the dremil method. But I have done neither so I can't comment on the effectiveness of either method.

http://cgi.ebay.com/40mm-Diamond-coated-drill-bit-bits-hole-saw-dewalt-N-R_W0QQitemZ7580160743QQcategoryZ61574QQrdZ1QQcmdZV iewItem

Kabong
09-19-2006, 12:56 AM
You have to use the diamond tipped bits with the dremel
I used the 7144
http://66.77.255.87/Images/DREMELACCESS/7144_D/WEB_PD/7144_pd.jpg



I was reading an old post and come apon this link. Looked alot easier then doing the dremil method. But I have done neither so I can't comment on the effectiveness of either method.

http://cgi.ebay.com/40mm-Diamond-coated-drill-bit-bits-hole-saw-dewalt-N-R_W0QQitemZ7580160743QQcategoryZ61574QQrdZ1QQcmdZV iewItem


These guys were out of stock for awhile, But now that they have them in again. These are totaly the way to go.

Johnny Reefer
09-19-2006, 01:49 AM
The last time i checked around it was
$30 at Victoria glass
$20 at Excalibur glass (said he'd never drilled a tank before though)
$45 at Sea Star ...
Hey Tim,

Do you know if any of them make house calls?

Thanx much,

Kabong
09-19-2006, 06:04 AM
Im pretty sure Speedy does house calls, But I'm sure it costs more.
Also you have to remember you'd need to have the tank out somewhere you can get wet
You use water to keep the glass cool as you drill, So the wetter the better.

Squiddy
09-19-2006, 06:41 AM
Thanks for the replies. Although I love to DIY, I'd be worried drilling a tank myself. I need to find a 20G high tank first but I will make some calls to the places listed above to find someone to do it. Thanks again!

reeferaddict
09-19-2006, 10:29 AM
Thanks for the replies. Although I love to DIY, I'd be worried drilling a tank myself. I need to find a 20G high tank first but I will make some calls to the places listed above to find someone to do it. Thanks again!

Just order a 20g predrilled... I have a 25g and 37g I ordered that way... I think the 25 was $60 or $70 while the 37 ran me a hun I think...:biggrin:

Kabong
09-19-2006, 01:40 PM
Yeah if you don't already have the tank just get a pre drilled Sea Star through your fav LFS.
That way it you dont have to worry about it breaking when it gets drilled.

Squiddy
09-19-2006, 03:35 PM
Oh ok, didn't know you could do that. I'll give that a try. Thanks guys!

Cameron
05-06-2007, 05:38 PM
Has anyone used the dremel to do it?

Aquattro
05-06-2007, 06:10 PM
Drilling tanks that small hasn't given me good results. Half the time they crack. The last sump I did, I just ordered a piece of glass with the hole in it, that way the driller is responsible. Then I just replaced the side of the tank with the drilled piece. Takes about 30 minutes total, plus drying time.