Drainage for waterfall idea

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Drainage for waterfall idea

Postby _ld99 » Wed Jun 22, 2016 9:01 am

Recently i have decided to make a vivarium with a waterfall (not for darts). I wanted to know what you guys thought of my idea. I was going to drill a 1" hole in the bottom of the tank and do the egg crate bottom. I would then have a bucket under the hole with the pump in it. The tubing from the pump will run in through the top of the tank and the water witll hit a rock and drop down to the substrate. I plan on putting rocks wherever the water hits so that the soil doesnt become too saturated. Then the water will drip through the hole back to the bucket. Does this sound like a good idea?

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Re: Drainage for waterfall idea

Postby Armson » Fri Jun 24, 2016 9:58 am

Make sure the tank bottom isn't tempered.

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Re: Drainage for waterfall idea

Postby Philsuma » Mon Jul 04, 2016 2:21 pm

Now I remember this...

Yeah, no....you want straight answers and help from someone who's been in the hobby for 12 years and has designed and seen several hundred tanks?

This will be a fail in small tank. You'll need 70 to 100 gallon size 'flat' tank to even have a chance of not soaking everything and making a mud bath.


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