Fugetaboutit. Tempered glass that have holes in them were drilled before they went through the tempering process. Most likely you'll end up with a shattered mess on your floor. If you need the hole for a pump on the sump you'ld be better off with a submersable inside of it. If you need the hole in your tank for getting water out your better off useing an overflow box.Mitch101 said:Thanks,
Looks like I'm getting a plan together. Now I just got to figure out how to drill tempered glass.
You could use a 55g like everyone else said but a 55g tank is 20-21" tall. If your stand is shorter than 30" it could be a PITA to perform maintenance on the sump. When maintenance is a PITA you will tend not to do it very often which is a bad thing. Also with it being so tall your media tower might not be able to be removed once it is installed. You are going to need a tall stand or to put the sump in an adjacent room or in the basement.Mitch101 said:Hi all,
I might buy a 210 with 2 overflows (two holes each). Can a 55 gallon tank be used/modified for a sump? What size would be the best. Or would I be better off buying a premaid one?
Thanks for any replies...
Yes you can drill tanks on the side panes. That is, of course, if the sides aren't tempered glass.AU Convicts said:could you potentially drill side of tanks that aren't pre-drilled on the bottome instead of using an overflow box? This would elimante the need of a siphon. I'm just throwing something out here I could be way wrong, but this would seem like it would work. Drill a few holes at different points where you want you're water line to be and then have that water flow to your sump?