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Waste water disposal ?
#1
How do I sterilize the water after siphoning it out of the bottom of my viv? Also whats a good way to siphon it out? I have about 2" of the hyrdoballs. Just wondering how everyone does it
Korey
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#2
Use 10-20% bleach added to waste water.

Use a turkey baster for water..you'll be surprised how easy and fast it is. The water doesn't get 'stinky'..it really doesn't. I've had vivs with standing water in the bottom for over 5 years. It's good to have water at all times in the false bottom - helps stabilize temps and humidity.
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#3
BLEACH! Your not trying to reuse it are you. Let it sit for a few day in a closed bucked with a good dose of bleach. There is a nifty little turkey baster looking thing meant for fuel you can find a ace hardware or other places that has a tube coming out of the top for discharge. These work great and are like 3$. No suck starting necessary.
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#5
Sorry phil but screw a turkey baster. To much back and forth with the potential for dripping water. These things are awesome. Same principal but better engineering.
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#6
oops...I added the word 'disposal' because that's what i thought too....I don't know anyone that wants to reuse or recycle viv water.

Same thing though - it's really doesn't smell or become 'bad'. With enough microfauna and helpful tank bacteria, all is well with false bottom water. No need to fret just because it has a tannin /brownish tint to it. a' natural' !
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#7
Did you redact that word from your post Phil?

I once went to a frog get together in WI at a some what well know frogger from the boards house. While there I saw him drain water from about 4 ten gallon
" permant" tanks housing bigger frogs. He noticed a bunch of springs in the drained wanted and proved to dump that water right into his springtail cultures.
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#8
And iv seen the question about recycling viv water more then once in the last few years.
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#9
No intention to reuse the water just wanted to see how you guys got it out. I want to leave some in there its just getting pretty full. Thanks!
Korey
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