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I got a free 125 gallon tank but it has drilled holes about an inch wide each, is there anything i can use the cover these holes? Link? Thanks so much!
 
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Why don't you utilize them and run a sump with the tank? You could put one together for pretty cheap.
Agree with this.. A sump itself is pretty inexpensive. If your tank is already pre-drilled for the plumbing, then setting it up should be a snap. For what you will spend to cap it off, you can spend a bit more and utilize them
 
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Yea but i dont get on how to set it up with the return pump and everything, I am planning on using the sump for freshwater is there a video you guys can provide me?, thanks! I have a water pump already everything but the pvc tube and the other two tubes(this guy gave me everything!)
 

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Do you have a picture of the tank and location of the drilled holes
 
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Regular 125 here are the holes
 

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but wouldnt the weight of the water break the cap? The water pressure?
It'll be fine, and it looks like the holes are in the bottom of the tank, so if you put the pvc/cap in from above, not below, the water pressure will actually push everything together tighter instead of trying to force it apart. Besides, properly primed and glued PVC is a whole lot stronger than you'd imagine.

Having said all that. Make sure that whatever you end up doing you plan ahead. If you want to add a sump someday, you'll be kicking yourself if you made those holes unusable.
 

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Setting up a sump is fairly easy. Google "reef bulkhead kit" and should find a kit that gives you almost everything you need(extras will be plumbing from the bulkheads to sump/return pump). Can be done for less than $100 if you got pump already). Just make sure if you go the kit route to make sure sizes are correct.
 
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