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How should I drill a glass tank in order to make a siphon to take water out of a false bottom. Also how tall should a false bottom be. Also where do you find the grids to help secure a false bottom. And finally where should I mount a hole for the siphon.
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How should I drill a glass tank in order to make a siphon to take water out of a false bottom. Also how tall should a false bottom be. Also where do you find the grids to help secure a false bottom. And finally where should I mount a hole for the siphon.
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If you are drilling the glass tank, you don't need to siphon, you just set up a drain bucket under it. Or put a valve on the drain and just open it to drain. In the fine tradition of Moty's shameless plug, here is my thread on glass drilling. http://www.dendroboard.com/forum/parts-construction/58594-how-drill-your-glass.html I usually aim for 2 to 3 inches of dead space below my false bottom. The grids are called egg crate or ceiling light diffusers and you get them at Lowes or Home Depot. Finally, again, no siphon, just a drain. Here is how I set up my drains. (hanging my head with a not so shameless plug) http://www.dendroboard.com/forum/members-frogs-vivariums/76581-pumilos-75-corner-viv.html
 

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So should I use one of those things that go on coolers for drainage or just male a hole and cover it with duck tape.:D
 

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Another perspective...

I hate drilling holes in tanks unless I absolutely have to. I prefer a siphon and usually build in a hidden tube in one of the corners and use a foam plug to block it off until I need it.
 
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