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coryf 05-22-2017 05:01 AM

Water Removal DIY System
 
Does anyone have an inexpensive DIY automated system for removing excess water?

I've been hand misting my 60 gallon Exo Terra terrarium for the past year and finally got around to installing a mistking system. Even when hand misting I was experiencing water build up in the false bottom. When constructing the terrarium I allocated the front right corner for a small pond so removal of water is easy. However, now that the misting system is installed, I anticipate water building up much quicker and would like an automated way to remove it.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...613442f422.jpg

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Ed 05-22-2017 05:16 AM

Re: Water Removal DIY System
 
bulkhead drain into a sump.

Most hand misters do not provide as fine a mist as do the pressurized systems like the mist king. Experiment a little and you might be able to find a much shorter misting window that provides sufficient humidity.

some comments

Ed

coryf 05-22-2017 07:34 PM

Re: Water Removal DIY System
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Ed (Post 2898114)
bulkhead drain into a sump.

Most hand misters do not provide as fine a mist as do the pressurized systems like the mist king. Experiment a little and you might be able to find a much shorter misting window that provides sufficient humidity.

some comments

Ed

Hi Ed. Thanks for the response! My concern with installing a bulkhead is that it would require drilling through the glass. I'm scared of the glass fracturing while drilling because of the terrarium contents putting pressure on the glass. Also I won't have access to the false bottom layer at the back wall of the terrarium (where I'd ideally like to install the bulkhead) due to all of the substrait and foam background.

The foam background does have channels to run tubing down to the false bottom. Is there any way to easily siphone water out using 1/4" tubing that I could run down this channel?

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