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Re: [APD] Re: Drilling tanks
Whichs LFSs? I'm in north Denver. Are you up in Ft. Collins?
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From: "Charley Bay" <charleyb123 at yahoo_com>
To: <aquatic-plants at actwin_com>
Sent: Wednesday, March 10, 2004 2:02 PM
Subject: [APD] Re: Drilling tanks
> Justin wrote:
> > <snip, drilling tanks, glass shops or LFS>
> > What LFSs do you go to? I've never been in one that
> > would even consider drilling a tank, or is set up to
> > do it. Having worked in a couple, it'd be
> > way too be a pain in the butt, not to mention the
> > liability issues.
> It must depend on the store. In our town, (Northern
> Colorado, 100K people, college town) there are two
> larger LFS, plus a couple of large national chain
> pet stores. One of them has some 200+ tanks, and
> every single one is drilled (four central water
> systems). They drill tanks, and offer to drill
> the ones you buy for $20 or so (I think that's
> what I paid for my 180g that I bought through them).
> They even drilled their tempered glass, but of
> course, breakage is higher. I don't think they
> offer drilling tempered glass for customers, (just
> for themselves), but I could be wrong.
> That doesn't help you, but it *does* show that
> it's done. Most of their tanks were drilled 8+ years
> ago, and they claimed they paid some $150 per
> glass cutting adapter. (I think diamonds are
> cheaper nowadays... nobody invest in diamonds... the
> world diamond market will collapse soon, as the
> synthetic ones starting to hit the market last
> Fall are perfect.)
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