Nice approach Mike. A nifty work around for potential glass drilling headaches.
Not to hijack the thread but do you feel like 2 fans are necessary for your 18x18x18 (or 18x18x24 sorry can't tell from the photo)?
Good question I went with two fans for several reasons:
A) They're small, 40 mm each, they're listed at about 7 cfm and with humid air I wouldn't be surprised if it was more like 5 cfm.
B) I plan to put some orchids in the tank and air flow will be key.
C)These tanks were deigned specifically for pumillio and everything i researched suggest air circulation is beneficial. Plus, the two fans wont be creating any type of artificial wind. They'll just ensure good air mixture in the tank and in my opinion a little overkill isn't a bad thing in this case. Plus at 12 amps each its not like its going to cause my electric bill to spike.