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Old 07-24-2019, 12:08 AM   #1
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Post Is there any way to completely hide the equipment on a large tank?

I'm looking to do a 120 gallon in between the livingroom and dining room area, so all four sides would be exposed for viewing. I enjoy the minimalist set ups for goldfish like this and this but because the tank will not be against a wall, and you will be able to view it from all four sides, I need a way to hide the filtration equipment (overflow, intake, airline, etc.) anybody know of a way to do this? Or is it an impossible task? The lights will be suspended from and wired into the ceiling.

edit: I've only ever used HOB or done walstead style tanks, so this is a new area for me! Also, this will be housing 3-5 Thai Ryukin Goldfish or Pearlscale Goldfish, so I would need lots of filtration.

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Iíve never done it but is tank sitting on a cabinet? (would look at internally plumbed sump).

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Yes, a sump. But you would have to do it a very special way I think to completely conceal it. You would have to drill the bottom of the tank and cabinet to run the water lines. It would be kinda risky IMO, but I THINK it can be done. Otherwise you have to use an overflow.
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Most definitely a sump drill the bottom of tank and add pipe to the bulkhead you can even hide this by cutting up and painting a plastic bucket
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A sump would be the best bet. Maybe drill the middle of the bottom and build up a rock feature around the pipes? I'm not sure about tempered glass bottoms in that size of aquarium though.
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