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Found 26 results

  1. Hi all, I am buying a second hand tank this week which has a 3d background installed. It is not currently set up for a sump but I'm really keen on having one. Just wondering if I will have to remove the 3d background for the inlet and outlet holes or if it is possible to have them going through the background. cheers.
  2. Hi all, I have a 5 x 2 x 2 that I need drilled. I'm looking at trying a bean animal overflow, so that would mean three holes for overflow and one hole for the return. Would also need help with siliconing in an overflow as well. If anyone knows any one that could help with this that would be great! Cheers, Richard
  3. Hi As some of you may know all by tanks are drilled and I have a few Ive always used a scrap piece of glass with a hole in it to start the drilling on any tank as the bit slips as you start to cut Anyway the other day I needed to change a 35mm hole into a 45mm hole as I wanted to use bigger Bulkheads in a tank that was already set up my scrap piece of glass was looking rather old plus I had dropped it. It had 4 holes 20 22 35 45. I have a 50mm hole on a different piece. These are the main sizes you will use 20/22 Finger holes 35 for 25mm BH 45 for 32mm BH and 50 for 40mm BH as you use the template glass to start your hole. Over time you wear it out and the holes gets larger and its no good also being glass if you drop it as I did. You will need to drill in my case 4 new holes to remake your template (you could have 5 holes 5 bits of glass) I had a good think about this and came up with this. It works on any size hole its reuseable as it wears you can still use it. Heaps easier to hold perfectly still to start your hole. Cuts first time where you want it and costs nothing to make (you should have all stuff in fishroom)
  4. Hey guys need someone northside who can drill some holes for me. Let me know if you know anyone who can help
  5. Hi Guys I have 2 tanks that need 2 holes drilled in each tank. Does anyone live in cairns who can do it for me. Ive ordered on ebay the diamond drill bit but not feeling too confident in doing it my self. cheers Jay
  6. Looking to coverup some bulkhed holes in old breeding tanks,, If anyone local ( sunnycoast ) has small pieces of 6mm or 10mm glass for the job, or even the round pieces left over after drilling (20mm-40mm)?? cheers, jono 0437934115
  7. Can I please get some advise on what is a safe distance to drill 4x45mm holes in the back of my tank? The glass is 12mm thick. I'm worried about drilling them too close & cracking the glass between them. But I don't want them miles apart because I want it to look neat & tidy.
  8. I need to drill 15 tanks for 25mm bulkheads but cant find a glass holesaw big enough to do it with. Any one know where you can buy them?
  9. My 8 Foot has 2x 25mm bulk heads (which is no where near big enough) and I want to put 2 x 40mm(let know if that is is big enough) so I have a question. Is it a good idea to drill NEW BIGGER holes over the top of SMALLER HOLES? OR Is it better to blocked up the old ones and Drill Holes? Thanx in advice.
  10. Hey was wondering if anyone around Everton Hills or elsewhere that could please come to mine and drill out/over 4 x 25mm holes in my sumps to make them bigger into 50mm holes! This weekend would be really great, just contact me on here or mobile 0438 013 023 (Tim) please, if you can give me a call and we shall work out a cost that would be great! Thanks, Tim.
  11. hey who can drill holes in tanks and how much.. cheers
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  13. As the title says I need some holes drilled into my tank, 10mm thick.. I either need done A. Somehow use some method to drill around my existing 2x 25mm outlets and make them into 40mm outlets if possible? I would think it is with some sort of guide piece made up?? Or B. drill 2 new holes for 25mm bulkheads so I have total 4 overflows Also will need bulkhead fittings to suit which option is possible... Anyone able to do it at my place at everton hills? If so how much? And able to do it with tank half full water still? Cheers
  14. Hey just wondering if anyone in the Ipswich area with experience in drilling holes in tanks would drill mine for a fee. I have looked into buying the drill bits but its Alot of money for something i'll only use once. I have 1x 20mm and 1x 40mm bulkhead. Thanks, Luke
  15. Ok it is time to take the leap and get the tanks drilled and onto a sump. I intend to drill 1 x 6ft and 2 x 4ft. I intetend to use a 2ft tank to convert to a sump. My questions are (and feel free to link me to old items). 1 - Is it simple enough to do myself with the right equipment 2 - If so what should I buy/use/loan 3 - What is the best method of drilling without killing my tank 4 - What size hole and what size piping (noise, ltr/hr flow - don't have the sump pump yet) 5 - Anything else that will help.
  16. jus wondering if theres anyone on the sunny coast that can drill few 37mm holes in 2 tanks on the sunny coast for me tomorrow sunday??? headin back north round lunch bit of a longshot but thought id ask cheers jeremy
  17. Just wondering if anybody has come across any of these of late been looking for some for some time but cant find them anywhere if any body has any or knows where they can be purchesed or as last resort maybe some sort of cutter so i can make my own any help appreciated cheers
  18. Is anyone able to or know someone who can drill some holes in some tanks for me? I need I think it is 7 holes drilled in some 2ft and 1 1/2 ft tanks. I tried myself in some scrap lids and broke all of them so not really keen on smashing my tanks. Otherwise if anyone has some cheap 2ft tanks that are drilled in an end I would be interested. Happy to pay cash/ beer to someone willing to do it, Have tried PMing a few people on here in my area that came up when I searched this but their inboxes are full. Thanks Pete.
  19. Drilling Holes in a tank the already built? Is it still ok to do? Like to make a sump for my 6ft tank.
  20. hey guys got a tank with 1 sumpholes in either top corner im not wanting to sump it just wondering what the best method of pluggin them up is cheers matt
  21. Hi all, i have a 4.5mm piece of perspex thats 380*280 roughly and i'm not sure what size drill bit to use for the holes and how far apart? (drip plate for my sump). Regards Jas
  22. Hi all, I currently have a 5 foot display tank and have had a fluval 4 internal for about 6 years. After doing lots of reading through post on this forum and other overseas sites there has been lots of positives mentioned in running a sump under a tank. I don't want to drill holes in my tank and nor do I want to sell it. I have been on youtube this afternoon and found a possible solution for my transition from internal filter to external filter. A lot of you may have already seen this design, but I would like to hear from anyone who has gone with this solution or may have designed there own. Nano Lagoon DIY Overflow - Nana Lagoon DIY Spraybar & Return - At the moment I perform weekly water changes by vacumming and the fish are very healthy. What sort of mainteance is required for a sump? Just want to get the best out of my Any bad experiences, help, guidance, advice is appreciated. Thanks Stoppy
  23. hi all, i am looking for someone who can drill 3x2ft tanks for me preferably southside.please dont say aquriums r us, their price has gone up to $15 per hole which is more than i paid for the tanks. i dont expect it to be free but i think $90 for 6 holes is a bit rich. thanks, mick
  24. hi guys, i need to trouble you for your wisdom.. never paid attention in science class! i have 6x2 foot reef tank and i have decided to setup the fug/sump my dilemma is i do not have a clue.. as to what to do.. - how many holes and what size holes for the water to go to sump - how size/power lph pump for return. - and can i go to bunnings to get all the parts... driving me nuts... im live near clayfield ... if i offered two cartons of gold .. would someone be able to come round and help me setup this fuge.
  25. As stated looking for 3 holes to be drilled in my tank if possible. Will pay cash. Dave
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