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Do most of you have easy pump access?
I am building my waterfall area, and am having trouble keeping access to the pump, while making sure that no frogs will be able to get into that area. The way I designed the vivarium, there is no way anything larger than the holes in fiberglass screen to get into the false bottom. Do I really need access to the pump? If my pump dies, I will not be able to replace it without destroying part of the viv. The only reason I can see for having access to the pump would be to clean any slime off from it.
Well, there are some questions in there...any answers/comments?
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Well, after some reading, and a search of the forum, I guess pump access is actually quite important. I am going to leave the vivarium for a while and re-evaluate how I want this water feature to look. I was going to have it fall into a pond, and then have the pond drain onto a cascading slate river into the false bottom, but I have a feeling that the way I have it set up right now it is not going to work.
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Hey beeswaxx,
The easiest thing to do is buy an external pump/filter. They are much easier to work with and they usually give you better water quality for small water features. You don’t have to mess with trap doors and you can be sure your frogs wont get trapped anywhere they aren’t supposed to be.
Zoo Med has a small canister filter for 40 bucks that will do a great job of sucking up and pumping out water for a waterfall. Good luck!
 

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I've already got a pump, and the power cord and tubing for it have already been siliconed in and covered in Great Stuff.
I am going to redesign it over the next little while.
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