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    Anyone drill tanks?

    I need a 60 gallon drilled, will be a single 3 or 4 inch hole. Would rather not buy my own bit for one use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnC View Post
    I need a 60 gallon drilled, will be a single 3 or 4 inch hole. Would rather not buy my own bit for one use.
    largest I have is 50mm aka 2inch

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    Largest i have is 28mm.

    I ordered mine from ebay for about 6 bucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kberg2498 View Post
    largest I have is 50mm aka 2inch
    Too small, I'll probably just have to buy one.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Shades View Post
    Largest i have is 28mm.

    I ordered mine from ebay for about 6 bucks.
    I'll look on there. never drilled before though. Do you just use a spray bottle with water to keep it cool?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnC View Post
    Too small, I'll probably just have to buy one.



    I'll look on there. never drilled before though. Do you just use a spray bottle with water to keep it cool?
    Have you called CK fish world to ask if they could help?

    Sent from my LGMP260 using Tapatalk
    More Tanks!

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    Also try Ocean Aquatics. A new sponsor in Redlands. @Nick Shades knows them.
    Last edited by swoof; 11-10-2018 at 07:54 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnC View Post
    Too small, I'll probably just have to buy one.



    I'll look on there. never drilled before though. Do you just use a spray bottle with water to keep it cool?
    I take plumbers putty and wrap the area i am drilling into with it like a donut. Then i put the water in that donut like a trough and start drilling. Slow at first, and if I can make a template out of wood, I do that as welll.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnC View Post
    Too small, I'll probably just have to buy one.



    I'll look on there. never drilled before though. Do you just use a spray bottle with water to keep it cool?
    you gotta keep it wet and keep new water going over it. The water helps with cooling down the glass. Basically you just create a groove for the bit and once it's started just slowly work at punching it threw. When I did my 40 I used a peice of junk board and drilled a hole through it to use as a guide so I didn't tilt the bit mid-drill and break the tank. Clamp the wood down on where I want the hole. Had a hose nearby and started. Also put a towel in the inside of the tank and taped the other side of the hole so when I did go through the slug didn't pop out and scratch up/crack the tank.


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