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ImprezaSTi
02-04-2009, 11:20 PM
Anyone know where I can go to get my tank drilled in Calgary? I am just too scared and want to give the responsibility to someone else. :lol:

chevyjaxon
02-04-2009, 11:24 PM
maybe a glass shop? just a thought

xtreme
02-04-2009, 11:24 PM
At one point I called around to a few places and most were willing to do it but wouldn't guarantee it if they broke it. I ended up drilling a couple holes myself, which turned out to be pretty easy.

ElGuappo
02-04-2009, 11:51 PM
Place a phone call to red coral and see what they can do. i know they have the hole saw.

ImprezaSTi
02-05-2009, 12:06 AM
At one point I called around to a few places and most were willing to do it but wouldn't guarantee it if they broke it. I ended up drilling a couple holes myself, which turned out to be pretty easy.

Ha, thats kind of pointless if they don't guarantee you get it back in one piece..


Hmm I will check Red Coral. Thanks ElGuappo.

Aquattro
02-05-2009, 02:55 AM
anyone that gaurantees it back in one piece is crazy. If you find a crazy person, please post their name here so everyone can go there. Nobody around here will do that. I know I wouldn't!

whiteangelbw
02-05-2009, 03:25 AM
red coral did my tank, no guantee but they didn't crack it.:smile:

xtreme
02-05-2009, 03:53 AM
What size holes do you need and how thick is your glass?

fishytime
02-05-2009, 04:06 AM
We can punch all the holes you want.:biggrin:

ImprezaSTi
02-05-2009, 04:21 AM
At one point I called around to a few places and most were willing to do it but wouldn't guarantee it if they broke it. I ended up drilling a couple holes myself, which turned out to be pretty easy.
so your telling me its easy....

anyone that gaurantees it back in one piece is crazy. If you find a crazy person, please post their name here so everyone can go there. Nobody around here will do that. I know I wouldn't!
and your telling me its easy...to screw up.

:confused:

I really don't see the point in paying someone to do it if theres no guarantee, might as well do it myself then!!

What size holes do you need and how thick is your glass?
I have no clue at all, I am just in the planning stages of adding a sump to my already established tank. I just measured the glass with a tape measure, 1/4" thick.

emerald crab
02-05-2009, 06:36 AM
I intend to drill mine. I never did it before. Any tips would be appreciated.

FlamesFan
02-05-2009, 07:16 AM
I purchased the cheap diamond hole bits off ebay from the guy from hongkong. He's really popular with the RC site DIY fanboys. Anyways I just bought one of those 65 cent toilet wax rings to hold water like a dam while I drilled in order to cool the bit. Started the bit on like a 45 degree angle and slowly worked to a 90 degree. Then I just let the weight of the drill work its way through the glass. I did 3 holes and almost pooped my pants with each one but in the end it really wasn't that hard and i'll have no problem drilling my next tank.

Oh yeh, I actually have pictures somewhere that I could resize and post for you if you really need them. Will check this thread tomorrow, off to bed I go!

emerald crab
02-05-2009, 07:44 AM
Did you use a template to start the bit ?

FlamesFan
02-05-2009, 03:35 PM
Did you use a template to start the bit ?

nope, freehand.

ElGuappo
02-05-2009, 05:53 PM
i have drilled a few myself. your number 1 reef keeping rue aplies here too.

PAITENCE........

Rahim101
02-16-2009, 11:32 PM
call mitch at bow valley aquariums. I think he charges $25.00 per hole and it takes about 20 min to do. He does his with adrill press, really cool

Bow Valley Awuariums
(403) 272-4960

tell him Rahim sent you.

JOEL
02-17-2009, 04:32 AM
Check this out
www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=603816
Not sure if I can post this or not. If not can someone remove it for me.

emerald crab
02-18-2009, 06:15 AM
Lots of great info.

Thank you for this link.