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    I was afraid you would say that. As for this bulkhead, I don't think it comes off. It seems to be siliconed on. I guess I could seal it and do a hole on the other end.

    I presume I'd need this:

    http://www.amazon.com/DEWALT-DW5584-...655035&sr=8-17

    and

    http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...fm?pcatid=4009 This?

    Would I need anything else, like an overflow box if I just drilled it right at the top of the water line?

    Also, I have an old 10 gallon with a broken back, I was thinking maybe I could practice drilling on it first? Thoughts?
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  2. #72

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    What size of bulk head flange are you planning on using ?
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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    0 Not allowed!
    The one inch one. That was what you recommended, right?
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  4. #74

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    Yes, just keep in mind you will need about a 1 3/4" hole for a 1" bulk head flange will fit through
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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    Hmm, can't seem to find that size bit on Amazon.

    Well, one thing I think I'll do is see if I can't figure out a way to pry off that bulkhead that's on it now next time I go out to where I'm keeping it.
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    0 Not allowed!
    Well, I just went and tried to cut out the bulkhead with a razor and it actually came out.

    The hole itself is around 1 and 1/8th of an inch thick. So, can I drill around it?

    http://www.amazon.com/45mm-Diameter-...3997874&sr=8-7

    And if so, would it work with this?
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  7. #77

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    You can, but it might be a little difficult to do. I would suggest follow the steps that I explained in the below thread with one big difference. Do this in your yard/driveway and use a garden hose to run water over the bit as you are drilling the hole. It might be best to have someone else hold/use the hose to keep water flowing over the bit while you are drilling the hole

    http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=76407

    As for the drill bit, I would suggest getting your bulk head flange first. That way you can double check the size of hole that you need before spending money on a drill bit. You can find the odd flange that is a little different than most. Better safe than sorry
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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    Think it might not be a better idea to just plug this hole and drill the other side or would that weaken the glass?
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  9. #79

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    That would weaken the glass but I'm not sure it would to the point where it'd be an issue... however it would definitely be a major eye sore
    55g Long --> After 18mo of doing well the tank crashed during moving. Most likely cause: Flatworm Die-off... won't start another until after moving... Likely not until late 2013

    20g Long --> currently concoting a build plan

    Check out the journal to follow my 20g SW tank

    "Take a chance, because you never know how perfect some things can turn out" -- unknown

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    Someone else suggested a dremel kit might work for enlarging the hole.

    I've never used one before, though, and like I said, really really thick glass.
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