Hoping someone, anyone can help me. So I have a 50 gallon tank with a red eared slider whose 7in by 8 in. I purchased the wrong tank (should have went with depth instead of height) and it's too late now. The filter is up and running and I am having no issues with it as far as that goes. My issue is because of the input and output pipes and stuff, I have to fill the tank pretty much to the top in order for it to be at the level where the water will filter. We bought a topper so he can swim up and dry out but he's soooo not into it at all. I want to fill the tank only halfway (maybe even a little less) so I can put these rocks I bought on the bottom so he can sit there and dry off. My question is (after all that lol): is there any way to bring those input and output pipes down so that I can fill it just halfway? I have an extra set each of the input and output pipes but not any tubing (I mean I could order some). Does anyone know what I'm talking about lol and is this possible?? And clearly I need the answers for dummies version so bare with me. Any help is extremely extremely appreciated.