i just got a new sprayer that puts out too much water so with it being summer and higher humidity here, i foresee draining every couple of weeks. at least until i find a syphon that will take it all the way down to the bottom. after i drain more trickles it's way down and i end up with a half inch of water in the bottom that my syphon wont start with.
Think i will look into drains on future tanks. once my tanks reach the point where water actually makes it through the subtrate without being absorbed (this can take a couple months), it seems i start having to drain all to often