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AmyK 05-06-2009 01:36 PM

Question on residual water from tank..
I am thinking about getting a 20 gallon with a wooden stand for my living room. The only thing that is stopping me is the thought of getting water all over my new tile floor. I know millions of people keep their tanks in their living rooms, lounges, etc. How do you deal with not splashing water everywhere? Currently I have a 5 gallon in our bedroom (with old carpeting). Maybe it's just me, but everytime I do ANYTHING with the tank it seems like I'm splashing water on the floor. Any thoughts appreciated.

Twistersmom 05-06-2009 02:32 PM

I always spill water everywhere too. The nice thing about tile, its easy to clean up.
I have one tank in a room with carpet. That room I use an aquarium mat during water changes. It capable of soaking up lots of water and one side is rubber type material, so the water does not soak through. Its saved me a few times.

Tyyrlym 05-07-2009 06:24 AM

On tile you're fine. A little spill and you can towel it up no problem. It's on carpet you'd have to worry. My tank is in my tiled family room and all I do is lay down a towel around the base to work over as I do maintenance. It catches 95% of what might slosh or spill.

1077 05-07-2009 07:12 AM

I have a tank on carpeted floor in living room. When I perform water changes I put down construction plastic. I also use rubbermaid tub to place all the decorations,wood,rock,etc in .When I'm done I hang the plastic out to dry ,and the tub upside down on the porch. I then fold up the plastic and stick it in the tub an place the tub in the pantry.

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