drilling a tank in cape town

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  1. Fred d

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    Hi Guys and Girls ...

    I am in the process of preparing my new marine tank and I am looking for somebody in Cape Town who can assist me in making a few holes in my aquarium .

    I am looking to make 4 holes of either 40mm or 50mm ...
    2 in a trough (coast to coast overflow) and 2 in the bottom panel to feed to the sump ...

    I have found a drillbit of the correct size at builders but it seems silly for me to buy a bit for almost R500 and then only make 4 holes ...

    anybody have a 40mm / 50mm bit I can buy/rent/borrow

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE :p

    Thanks so much in advance
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    Fred
     
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    I got my frag tank drilled at sams, paid like 20 bucks a hole
     
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    WOW !!!

    Will give them a call in the morning ... Thanks @DaneG
     
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    No problem bud, give me a shout if you need anything im off this week, will be redoing my own tank monday tuesday ish
     
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    will do ...
     
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    Get Billy to do it. He did my tank I bought from Ayoob
     
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    would be a lot easier as he is about 10 minutes drive away and sams is like an hour from me .
     
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    Sam's and billy works out to about the same as if I bought a new bit .


    I there somebody out there with a 40 or 50 mm bit I could borrow / rent / buy
    PLEASE
     
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    R500 seems a lot for a bit, have you tried brights electrical?
     
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    The price is not quite R500 it was more like R459 or R489 , none the less , it seems to much . I will try brights in boston at the weekend and let you know . thanks david
     
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    @DaneG
     
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    I see that, I did not pay anything near that it was a little tank but I def paid peanuts to have mine drilled
     
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    gave them a call and was quoted R85 per hole ...
    billy quoted R100 per hole
     
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    Fred - see PM.
     
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    I decided to drill it myself ... found the 40mm bit at Builders warehouse in De La Rey road for about R370 . they also had the 50mm bit for around R480

    SORTED
     
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    I tried them chris ... they wanted R100 per hole .... absolute silliness
     
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