A few questions for the pro's

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  1. Vetrix

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    Okay, Im getting my old tank marine ready and have a few questions.

    Firstly I am going to be drilling a hole in the bottom corner of the tank for a overflow, what size does the hole need to be for standard pvc connectors? Is it 22mm?

    Secondly, its not a large tank, 900mmX400mmX350mm, it has no braces, should I put on some eurobraces just in case? If so then how do I go about it?

    Thanx:)
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Not a Pro, but i would go nothing smaller than a 32mm hole for an overflow.
    Eurobracing isnt really necessary on a tank that size, bracing along the front and back (not across) will do the trick.
    How many mm is the glass?
     
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    6mm glass I suspect, been 3years since I last worked on it, the mind is abit fuzzy, think its 6mm but Ill double check tonight.
     
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    The tank isn't high, and its not deep. No bracing is needed.
     
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    About glass:
    No bracing is required

    About the drilling:
    Just go check at your local hardware store what OD of the bulk heads are that goes through your glass. I think they are a bit smaller than the actual OD of the pipe.
     
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    Correction on the tank size, was thumb sucking from memory at work.
    Its 900mm long X 380mm high X 320mm wide, so no brace then, exelent, makes it a bit easier.
     
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    When you drill your tank, just make sure its not tempered glass. Might chip or shatter being 6mm.
     
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    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    should work with that in mind:whistling:
     
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