Drilling Holes in Glass

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  1. Xereo

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    Is there anyone out there that can come help a reefer out and drill a couple holes in my new tank?

    Please let me know thank you :)
     
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    Sup dude, why don't u take it up 2 SAMS, they will drill it for u in no time??....
     
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    Would take my tank a step near that place.
    After my Last problem with em :\

    And also this tank is freaking heavy dude.
    need sumone to come and drill it by me.
     
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    The owner of pet adventure does callouts but freaken expensive, unless u get sum1 private, glass drilling is a risky business so dnt let jus any1 try dude.....
     
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    I think Perky Pets Does call outs...
    I will Ask dave, he said that he could help out if i needed.
    Just pondering if i heard right lol
     
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    Yes indeed, he did mention it to me aswell, david duz it himself, give him a shout in the morn an here wat he says
     
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    Great i will send him a sms..
    And see what he says
     
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    it is toooooo easy...
    you can buy the diamond hole saw bit from most hardware stores... if they don't know about a glass hole saw in the shop, just ask for a ceramic hole saw... it is the same thing... they cost about R250... then buy some plumbers putty... the stuff you fix toilets with... and get hold of a battery drill or a drill with variable speeds, slow is the name of the game...

    There are vids on youtube on how to drill glass




    Basically you gotta keep the bit wet and apply very little pressure at a low speed. My tank took about 10mins per hole and it is 10mm thick.
    You can also make a jig out of wood (which i wish i had stumbled on before i had done it).
    Because the hardest part is getting the cut started, as the bit wanders around until there is a descent groove.

    VIPER357 drilling
     
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    Dude this is soo easy to do. It looks and sounds daunting, but last year when I rebuilt my sump I decided to try it and was so pleased. Use a cordless drill on low torque and voila it is done.

    Dont let people put you off with this can happen and that can happen. Try it on a piece of left over glass.
     
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    it actually isn't too easy...... it is three easy!!!!:p
     
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