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Old 01-24-2014, 07:24 PM   #1
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Hi all. I'm thinking of trying a background like the link here. My question is would it be easy (and should i ) to put heaters and filter intakes behind it? I just don't see them performing as they're intended behind it but if not what do I do? I probably never will as I don't wanna drain my tank again. But may go w something like the second link to get some height and some background. Interested on thoughts and experience. Pic of tank now is there. I'd likely switch to more matching rock in front not river rock.

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Old 01-24-2014, 07:49 PM   #2
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I have the crevice background in my fire belly toad tank. It looks great. Now, with that being said, looking at the site, they do have heater covers, so that part shouldn't be an issue. As for your filter, I'd just put the background in and leave the filter out over the background, maybe get another of the heater covers, trim it to fit your filter intake. Shorten it so it doesn't cover the strainer.
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Thanks for the reply! How would the intakes fit over the background? I'm not sure the top is wide enough to extend it out enough. You know what I mean?
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I don't care if its hidden I jut want it all to work together. Pic of it is blue piece on left. Side w black cap is on outside and the other end attaches to intake in tank. 
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Old 01-24-2014, 08:00 PM   #5
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You would need to fit them down through a "valley" in the design. The background fits pretty close to the glass if you use the clips provided to hold it in place. We used silicone, but I'm sure you don't want to take your tank down and wait for it to cure.

You might be able to find some PVC elbows that fit your filter system to extend the bends if need be.
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Hmmm thanks for the input! I appreciate it.
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No problem. I know they also make a flatter rock background similar to that one.
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No problem. I know they also make a flatter rock background similar to that one.
Thank you I haven't seen those on the site yet but I still have some looking to do. I emailed the manufacturer my question!
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Here it is, it's just called "Rocky"

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