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Old 12/31/2006, 12:33 PM
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Can Oceanic 58 Gallon Be Drilled

Does anyone know if the sides/front/back of an Oceanic 58 gallon (36.5L x 18.5W x 21T) are tempered? Have one that I am using as a sump and need to drill the back to join it with another sump. I know most 55 gallon tanks are all tempered glass but what about the 58 gallon? Thanks for any help!
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Old 12/31/2006, 01:39 PM
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normally the bottom of tanks are tempered. As far as I know very few tanks are all tempered not even 55's
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Old 12/31/2006, 02:30 PM
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I had one (a 55) that definately was all tempered. I found out trying to move it in the garage by myself by dropping it....

I would check the All Glass/ Oceanic site to be sure, or better yet call their customer service line they are very helpful. I was under the impression my 58 is tempered, can't remember where I got the info though...

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Old 12/31/2006, 03:01 PM
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I have an Oceanic 58 and drilled the back with 5 holes without problem. I believe only the bottom is tempered.
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Old 12/31/2006, 06:05 PM
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if memory serves prior to like 2 years ago oceanic didnt use temered glass. but since then i think they have switched to tempered
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Old 12/31/2006, 06:14 PM
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Is there a way to test it to see if its tempered?
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Old 12/31/2006, 07:57 PM
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You can use polarized lenses to tell.
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Old 12/31/2006, 11:30 PM
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I bought a used one this summer, cleaned it up, resiliconed it and drilled 3 holes in the back. I used a dremmel which blew apart. Dremmel uses some kind of rubber plastic linkage and I guess it could not take the strain of the thick glass.
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Thanks for the help everyone!! By the way, HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!
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