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Old 11-04-2013
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YOU serious?? Record a video!
Yeah do it with video John, sounds like you're having lots of fun on your projects.
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bad part of 1 sump you have a sick tank then all the tanks connected are sick ! just a thought.

i have a hole saw for 1/2 bulk head fittings it is new and have 1 fitting i would like to part with.
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John,

It helps to make a jig to keep the bit in place. Take a scrap piece of 2x4 and using the same size hole saw bit as your glass drilling bit drill a hole in the 2x4. Use another scrap 2x4 on the backside and a C-Clamp to hold both pieces of wood in place. Having that jig with the hole in it really makes drilling glass easy. I found this much easier than doing it freestyle as the glass bit is not easy to hold in one spot.

I drilled quite a few tanks to install bulkheads to make overflows for an automatic water change system and it works well.

I hope that this helps!

Clay

*Edit..You can find cheap glass drill bits on ebay but they only are good for three holes on 3/8" glass.

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I will let you borrow my jig if its for a 1" bulkhead.
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Wow! Nice response and thanks for the links!

A massive DIY multi phase thread is coming...drilling, k1 filter building, auto water change, buffer dosing, chloramine filters.....


"Wait...whats that?"...

"oh that? Thats my robot fish tank...."

"The Enterprise"

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Thanks for all the tips Guys!

The "Enterprise" is in now in the Reaserch and Development stage.

I hope to start the build in the spring.
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It better be more than 300 gallons LOL
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Awesome project man!

Definitely use the jig mentioned above. It does a great job at holding the bit steady and not jumping all over the place.

I have also bought bits from glass-holes.com and bulkreefsupply.com with great results at good prices. Don't over pay for a bit, places like HD and Lowes are way over priced, just a heads up.

Good Luck and I can't wait to see it come along......love DIY threads!
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It better be more than 300 gallons LOL
I really am thinking about building a ply wood tank...with about a 4 x 10 front wall
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