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Old 12-29-2004, 02:29 PM   #1
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General tank question

Do you guys and gals try to hide the hardware that is in your tanks? I am just curious want other people do because i have seen tanks where you cannot see any of the heaters or PH's but they are there. I am just wondering what others do. Thanks
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Old 12-29-2004, 02:50 PM   #2
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I use a sump to put most of mine in. I have the advantage of built in overflows however.
Powerheads are the only thing you can see in my tank. I probably could hide them behind the rockwork, I have been just too lazy to try. :P
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Old 12-29-2004, 03:41 PM   #4
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I built a false wall for my tank because of space issues I cant have a sump.



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a false wall is a very interesting idea! I like it!
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The false wall is great. How do you get the water flow between the two sections. Possibly cut some water pass through slots and use a powerhead in the rear? I am very interested in this idea if you have any info it would be very helpful. thanks
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Looks grat klam! What do you have back there? any chance of a pic of the back in operation?
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I too was not pleased with all the equipment visible in my tank, plus having a small tank makes the stuff even more noticable. So when I built this tank from scratch(I didn't cut the glass but I did silicon it together) I used the same foot print of a standard 10g but I added an extra 3.5" to make the tank wider so I wouldnt loose space because of my equipment. My tanks is measures 20"Lx12"Hx13.5"W.

The flow in the back is generated by my HOB filter and my skimmer



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Is the only place for water transition between the two areas on the upper center? Does this alow for a good water flow into the tank or is that what your closed loop is for?
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wow! very impressive!!!

I just stick my stuff in the tank and pretend like I can't see it!

although, my pre-skimmer box does a good job of hiding my ugly pump, and I hear you can even hide your heater in your skimmer.
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