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post #1 of 5 Old 01-17-2011, 11:44 PM Thread Starter
Advice for covering up equipment in my aquarium

Hey i was wondering if there was any way i could cover up my filter and heater inside my tank to make it more attractive looking. I have a small filter and a smallish heater. Could I put some sort of PVC piping over the heater and maybe like a driftwood or something over the filter? Would any of this affect their performance?
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post #2 of 5 Old 01-18-2011, 12:37 AM
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It may effect it. The heat may not spread as powerfully if it is concealed and same with the filter. If the intake/outflow tubes are covered, then you will not get proper oxygenation of the water in the tank and i just think it may alter the effectiveness of the filter all-together.
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post #3 of 5 Old 01-18-2011, 07:35 AM
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Place plants in front of the heater and filter to help disguise them. What type of filter are you using?
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post #4 of 5 Old 01-18-2011, 10:39 AM Thread Starter
yeah i think plants would be the best bet, i got a nice submersible heater stick and an elite mini filter.
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post #5 of 5 Old 01-21-2011, 02:37 PM
if you have the space, switching to a sump will be good for hiding in-tank equipment.
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