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jschristian44 01-17-2011 11:44 PM

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?

mjbn 01-18-2011 12:37 AM

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.

LisaC144 01-18-2011 07:35 AM

Place plants in front of the heater and filter to help disguise them. What type of filter are you using?
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jschristian44 01-18-2011 10:39 AM

yeah i think plants would be the best bet, i got a nice submersible heater stick and an elite mini filter.

SinCrisis 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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