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Howdy,

I have a bottom drilled oceanic 58g

It has two holes for 1” bulkhead in the center back.
Presumably one for a dursa and one for a return.

Question is, do I drill a third hole to set up a Bernie, or do I rock the Dursa?

I’ve drilled 3 or 4 tanks with a better than average chance of a chip out, and there is always the outside chance of it being tempered…
Running pipes outside the tank isn’t an option.

So do I risk it, or is a Dursa setup good enough?

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I bet the bottom of the tank will be tempered, I believe most manufacturers use it on the bottom panel at least.
Do the test to see if its tempered, because if it is then you have no other options than to go with Durso if anything on the back or sides isn't an option.
 
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Howdy,

I have a bottom drilled oceanic 58g

It has two holes for 1” bulkhead in the center back.
Presumably one for a dursa and one for a return.

Question is, do I drill a third hole to set up a Bernie, or do I rock the Dursa?

I’ve drilled 3 or 4 tanks with a better than average chance of a chip out, and there is always the outside chance of it being tempered…
Running pipes outside the tank isn’t an option.

So do I risk it, or is a Dursa setup good enough?

F4F1528F-CA47-4DBA-AD49-A5D988292371.jpeg
I may have misread, but if there are already two holes I would not expect the bottom to be tempered.
 
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