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Just as soon as I get a 125 gallon from you.

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Just as soon as I get a 125 gallon from you.

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Ok guys, got side track on this project for a while. I ended up painting my home theater.( cause my wife wanted me to.)
I finally got a chance to put my hands on again.

here are some few pics.






I've decided to paint the background wall also from the left over paint from previous project. (not quite done yet on painting)
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Meanwhile, I've ordered from glass-holes.com and received this 1 3/4 glass cutting hole saw. and ready to drill some holes for my overflow.




And YES! I did it.



Got the back re painted again. since I got it ruined after drilling. these two holes are for my 1" bulkhead fittings overflow. I did not drill a hole for my return. cause I've got something else in mind.

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And now ladies and gentleman. finally, my 8 footer in on the stand.







And of course my 7 footer also.



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But wait, can't wait anymore longer. "Lets Roll"







While I'm filling up the two tanks. just checking on my fittings.




That's it for now guys. will keep an update soon.
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Looking good jammer, how scary was it drilling the glass?
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Looking good jammer, how scary was it drilling the glass?
Thanks Jim. It was very scary. I've drilled a bunch of holes at work but never done on any glass. a half inch thick glass with drill in my hand and a squirt bottle on the other was no joke. it took me probably half hr. or so each hole ( stop and go in between) but it seems like forever.
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Thanks Jim. It was very scary. I've drilled a bunch of holes at work but never done on any glass. a half inch thick glass with drill in my hand and a squirt bottle on the other was no joke. it took me probably half hr. or so each hole ( stop and go in between) but it seems like forever.
Did you wear out the hole saw in the process ? Also may I come swim with your fishes when it's up and running
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Its easier Pinoy if you put the garden hose beside you running very softly onto the drill bit and the area its drilling, then you can keep two hands on the drill.

It is petrifying though isnt it!? I cracked a tank drilling, well it was after I had drilled and was trying to get the bit out of the hole, I put the drill in reverse thinking it was like a normal hole you could just spin the bit backwards and it would work... no doesnt work like that, it cracked the glass instantly, other than that I never had a problem drilling.
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