Drilling a jewel tank

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  1. Umar Osman

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    Hi guys n girls. I have two jewel tanks one 300 n the other a 450 curve. I want to drill the tank and get a sump running. What will be the procedure and what would be the best options to this all? Much appreciated to get as much advise as possible
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    Hi

    first you need to find out if the glass is tempered or not as i understand tempered glass cant be drilled. on some of the tanks the back glass is normal then it can be drilled.

    do some searches on tempered glass.

    hope this helps a little
     
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    I believe it is glass that can be drilled that's what jewel has mailed me to say. Not sure how to get the stand re inforced for one and also I'm not sure on how to drill it and where to drill. Bottom or coast to coast.
     
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    Mainly it's the stand
     
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    hi

    im not that experienced but the whole task of drilling is quite easy the difficult part is figuring out the best place to drill there are many options to take into account.
    most people seem to prefer coast to coast as you can have a backup hole drilled in case one gets blocked. i did a lot of you tubing on the topic its a big choice to make. you need to think of the size of your uplift pump and the size of the sump.

    like a said im still also fairly new to this been at it for a year now and don't even know half of what some of these guys know hope one of them can give you solid advice.
     
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    Thanks guys I'll let you know on the progress
     
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