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  1. wildbunny

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    Hi all im loking for somebody in pta that can drill my tank to be able to get my sump conected to my tank.
     
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    PetStop does it...

    Why don't you just buy a dremmel and do it your self :) You can almost pick-up a dremmel for the price of cutting a hole...

    I tried it and it works fine (Made 4 wholes and no cracks). Takes an hour or so to drill a whole though...
     
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    Huh!!

    What is a dremmel?:peroni:
     
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    It like a little power drill thingy they use in art's and crafts or engraving.

    You cna get various bits for it as well...

    You cna find them at Builders warehouse and most art shops...
     
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    which bit did you use Lappies?diamond bit?
    ive cut a glass using the pinkish blade (straight not round)
     
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    hEY Mehaeel

    I'm not sure, but don't think so. I used a dremmel made for engraving, so used the bits that came with. I'll have a look to see what they are. Was R200 or so for the bit set of about 10 bits from round to thin sharp points.

    I used the rounds one to form the track. Went round and round and round...Then used a tube bit. With this I went in on the groove I made witht he round bit until I was through the glass. From there I just worked my way around the groove to form the whole. An hour or so and whala ;) Really not that hard.

    SInce you never apply preasure there is no real danger or breaking the glass. With the engraving bits you effectively "scrape the glass away". You end up with allot of glass dust though...
     
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    sounds cool!i was thinking of making a hole using the same pink blade that i cut the glass with.just for experimenting sake ;)
     
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    Give it a go. :)

    I don't know why they charge so much for doing it...Aparantly it is theprice of the blade....But with the dremmel my bits are still fine after 4 holes..

    I'll try and get pics of the blades I used. I don't have the holes anymore though :whistling:. I gave the tanks to Lanzo.
     
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    lol cool.post some pics of the bits you used
     
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    pet stop charged me 200 bucks to do it. took them 10 - 15 mins. if i knew bout the dremmel i would've done it myself! :(
     
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    i saw a dril bit that you put on your dril for R50 at builders warehouse, i'm going to drill my four tanks alone.
    First going to experiment on a piece of glass
     
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    if you dril with that drill piece, you need to add water and dril very slowley
     
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