This is a video on how to drill a glass aquarium. While this may not be the method used by all, it is the method i have used to drill countless aquariums.
Drilling your aquarium will allow you to install a bulkhead. That bulkhead will then serve as your overflow to allow you to have a sump or some other sort of external filtration.
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i need a 6 inch hole to reduce humidity for my bearded dragon
I normally get an extra gasket and put one inside and one outside that does the trick most of the times
Thanks, great video. Questions. Now, should the drain pipe be anchored to a surface as not to put too much pressure on the drilled hole for fear to stress cracks?
Still usefull l in 2020.
Old joey is so funny
you were right, cringey. lol
Thanks, from 2019
Hey Joey, have you ever made one of those tall skinny floor standing aquariums? if not maybe be a cool video to make like a jelly fish tank!
Joey, you look a lot healthier now, thicker, more color, etc.. Got any good tips for a skinny guy around your age?
Old video, just as informative! Cheers Joey!
The best I have seen so far, thanks. I’m considering to drill holes in my fish tanks.
Can u recommend brand of hole saw to drill holes in tanks?
Also could u make a manual drain pipe with the hole outlet at thst same height by adding a pipe inside the tank and have a ball valve on out side which i can open to drain out water? Could this work without loosing siphon?
Or just look in the mirror with one eye and see if you can see your eye, if you don't see it then you will know if you have a polarized lens.
This video helped me alot and I finally had my tank drilled for the first time. My only problem is the back side of the hole seems a bit chippy.
I got a feeling this guy is gonna have a million subs one day.
BTW…this was posted in 2013…not today, in 2018, just saying. I mean, I travel…in time, so…just believe what you read.
Yeah Joey found the gym after this video
It's like watching 2 different people 2018 Joey is way more confident
Your new videos are of a better quality for sure, though this was funny. I watched it because I was promised cringey and you delivered.
Fascinating the way to tell tempered glass.
Wow in 5 years you changed alot.. still a great video. Thanks
I have just circled back to this after your most recent video, the content of these older videos is still invaluable for DIY. Thanks Joey.
This Joey doesn't lift.
Whos watching in 2018? XD I like that blue on blue Joey.
who came from is new video?
Tu parle beaucoup trop parle un peut moins
Quick question, (great vids by the way). Are you leaving the arbor brill bit installed or removing it? Im referring to the actual drill bit in the arbor to normally keep the hole saw centered. It looked like you did but I would have thought it wouldnt be needed with a wood guide and that it might crack the glass.
It's so weird going back and seeing baby Joey! As always, awesome content!
Here goes nothing! Lol
Great video, very informative and helpful…Thanks
THANK YOU JOEY ! I HAD BEEN PAYING SOMEBODY A WHOLE LOT JUST TO BORE HOLES IN MY AQUARIUMS.
Hi, I have a question. If I want to remove overflow can I just simply get a piece of a glass and use silicone to patch the holes? Or I need to do something else?
its crazy watching old videos again lol you've came along way joey can't wait to see the 2000G fully stocked
Can u plug a drill hole ?
to long on polarised glasses man !
Love the videos. I do autoglass. front windshields are never tempered. always laminated for obvious safety reasons. just thought I would share.
How do I make the guide? I'm thinking about drilling my 5 gallon Fluval Spec tank because it's already reliant on a sump and I don't want to worry about breaking the siphon. I accidentally broke the siphon while messing with my T5 light fixture and water went everywhere because I have a very high flow rate coming from my sump. I was thinking about drilling the side because my sump is actually only partly below my tank. My tank is a saltwater and I'm a little hesitant to take everything down but if drilling can prevent water from overflowing during a power outage, it would be worth it.