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Old 03-17-2013, 07:37 PM   #1
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Hiding filter and heaters tips.

Any handy tips on hiding filter and heaters ?

Nothing worse than a bulky heater.

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Old 03-17-2013, 07:47 PM   #2
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The easiest and most practical way is to place the heater behind dcor so that it's not visible. You can lay heaters horizontally on the bottom level of the tank. There are some heaters you can place in-line with the canister filter so it's not even in the tank, and that's probably your best bet if you don't want the filter and heater to show. You can also work a sump combination and place the heater in the sump.

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Old 03-18-2013, 12:15 AM   #3
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You can also lay your heater sideways instead of vetically and hide it behind decor or plants
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Old 03-18-2013, 02:49 AM   #4
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In my experience heaters should always be horizontal. Gives you just that little bit longer during water changes to think "Oh crap"
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Remember to check and make sure a heater is submersible before putting it in horizontally! Some aren't meant to have the top part completely underwater. In the case of nonsubmersible heaters, try putting it in a back corner of the aquarium and putting a tall plant or other decoration in front of it.
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:46 AM   #6
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I keep mine in my sump.
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