Drilling 10mm glass tank

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Many thanks :)

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Can you have a look over this and check if i am missing anything? Or advise of somewhere cheaper to buy the stuff from?

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Reply #47

Looks about right, we’re it from?
What’s the 25mm ball valve for? If it’s for the return then I wouldn’t bother with it.


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Reply #48

Looks about right, we’re it from?
What’s the 25mm ball valve for? If it’s for the return then I wouldn’t bother with it.


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Ah okay I'll remove that and it's from https://burscough-aquatics.com/

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Reply #49

Well, I'm commited!
Successfully drilled the tank with 2 45mm holes for drains. With return I'll put pipe over the top of the tank as it's only a 25mm pipe!

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Who am I kidding, I'll just do another for return!

I started between the 2 drain pipes but thought a bit too close so stopped and relocated! Quite proud with myself! Now just wait for parts :)
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Reply #50

Excellent, looks great. Yeah that does look too close, both for strength and nuts fouling each other.

I bet you'll never shy away from drilling glass again now?  8D ;)
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Reply #51

It wasn't hard to do once I was confident haha! Hopefully my pipes and things will be here tomorrow, just need to get some pvc to build a Weir, recommend a local store ?b and q?

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Reply #52

Build the weir from glass? Your local glazier can cut it to size for you. :)
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Reply #53

Including the comb at the top? Didn't think that would be possible

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Reply #54

No then comb comes separate. Aqua medic make a nice one. There's a thick plastic part that you silicone to the top outside edge of the weir glass, then a comb insert you can slide up and down for fine adjustment and remove for cleaning.
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Ah okay I see! Iwill ring a few places but prefer plastic as it can be coloured to hide pipes :)

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No then comb comes separate. Aqua medic make a nice one. There's a thick plastic part that you silicone to the top outside edge of the weir glass, then a comb insert you can slide up and down for fine adjustment and remove for cleaning.
Is this overkill for the drain? Or do I not require it? I thought it was a smaller one tbh

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Reply #57

The problem with acrylic is it flexes under the pressure of the water, and scratches very easily. Your weir needs to be glass. To make it opaque, you can get a sheet of thin 3mm acrylic and put it on the inside to line it.
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Reply #58

Your main drain will be fully submerged, so a strainer on that can cause it to slurp air down too if the top is out of the water.

A weir comb stops stuff going over into the weir, you don't need anything on top of the pipes.
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The problem with acrylic is it flexes under the pressure of the water, and scratches very easily. Your weir needs to be glass. To make it opaque, you can get a sheet of thin 3mm acrylic and put it on the inside to line it.
Ah okay, makes sense, I've emailed a few places for 10mm float glass of the size I need, I was half tempted to try the liteglaze just because I'm very impatient haha

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