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How to remove excess water from your tank?

So I've been doing a DSM with HC, it's been a little over a week. When I first put the substrate in (Eco-complete) there was a little extra water in it that rested at the bottom, I thought nothing of it. In my tank journal people told me to try to take it out, so i siphoned most of it out. Now there is still a little bit, in those areas I'm starting to notice browning of the plant. Does anyone know how I could get it all out, I can try siphoning again but I don't think that'll get everything.

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Get a air hose and get it out with that..... I use it on my nanos also takes out the little pudles in the corners too...


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Get a air hose and get it out with that..... I use it on my nanos also takes out the little pudles in the corners too...
I have syringe tubing that's also pretty thin. Ill try with that and if it doesn't work I'll pick up some air hose, going to need some soon anyways. Thanks
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Try using a fresh - non chemical - sponge? As my homes personal handyman... a sponge and a bucket is the easiest way to remove residue water when working with pluming. I am sure it will work here
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Oral syringes work for me when its too low to siphon.


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Thanks for the suggestions, ill probably try almost everything
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Not sure if it will mess with your setup, but maybe you can make a little temporary drainage 'well'.

get a small cylender with slots/perforations, and put it in an empty spot. Dig out/move some of the substrate so it goes below the level, and then draw the water out of that - either siphon, or turkey baster, syringe, etc.
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How big is the tank ? If its less than 29g you could tilt the tank slightly and then symphonic it out.

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