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What do you think? Is it worth it to drill and put in a drain, or is it just as easy to siphon water out of a false bottom setup? Also, where is a good place to buy a siphon?
 

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When you drill, you run the risk of cracking the tank.

I like to keep water in the false bottom so that I can have a water feature where my frogs can leave tads. I just siphon water from the water area using aquarium tubing (the stuff people use for air stones). Since i don't do this regularly, I don't include it in the setup. I just siphon the water (using the suck and gravity method).
 

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Thanks. That sounds easier than installing a bulkhead, and adding a sump.
 

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As long as it isn't a large tank you can also us a turkey baster to suck out the water when the levels get too high. :) That's all I do. Works great.

-Shelley
 
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I incorporate a siphon tube behind the background, 1/2 pvc works fine, it'll work with a false bottom, or if you use an adequate strainer, a soil bottom. just use a wet-vac and you're done.
 

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I use a siphon method on mine. I put a piece of pvc that goes through the substrate to the false bottom which has a very well 'carved' rock that sets atop of it. When ever the water needs removed (i have only had to do this once in a year) i just move the rock and put some aquarium tubing down through the pvc pipe and pishon it out.





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Thanks for all the input, I really appreciate it.
 
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