drilling large tanks

swreasercher

New member
im trying to get my tank drilled but im not sure if its tempered glass. its a 220gal with1/2 glass. i need to bring the tank to the glass shop. i would hate to have to bring the tank and them to say that they cant drill it.
 

inachu

In Memoriam
Also search on youtube they also give advice on drilling tanks.
(along with some funny video mistakes)
 

swreasercher

New member
i want to know if my tank is tempered. if it can be drilled it will be done professionally. is there a way to tell between tempered and non tempered glass?
 

inachu

In Memoriam
Hey guys I might be wrong but didn't we used to telll just by tapping on it??

I think tempered glass has a more rigid sound to it if memory serve me correct. I have to go back to Banner Glass and I can ask if you can wait for 5 hours delay in responding.
 

swreasercher

New member
the place of purchase was my lfs and they said that if the tank was not sold drilled that its tempered. so thats obvious bs so is there a way to tell at home?
 

Saltwater_Dog

New member
Some tanks are only tempered on the bottom panel(which I know your not drilling the bottom). Contact manufacturer is my only suggestion to be certain.
 
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