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Old 01-30-2013, 06:40 PM   #1
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concealing overflow pipes

How can I limit the presence of the overflow and return pipes? Don't want to paint the back or use overflow boxes, I was thinking I would just use clear acrylic tubes which would work for intakes but for the return there are no clear loc line parts. Anyone have any ideas?
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clear tubs will change in color over time
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Clear will look rubbish when they start to get green on them

Why don't you have a weir that's the way it should be done
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I use black plastic trashbags on outside back of the tanks for backgrounds. everyone thinks they are painted when theyre not.
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Guess there's no way aroynd it Where can I buy the weir walls? I only see them in complete kits but I just want the wall that hides the tubes.
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Get cork bark and fix in front of the pipes


It gives the tank a 3d look

Lots of things you can do just be artistic
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Get cork bark and fix in front of the pipes

It gives the tank a 3d look

Lots of things you can do just be artistic
Yea thats one thing I ain't. That's a good idea I was also thinking of sticking a laminated picture of aquatic plants on it
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