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Old 07-17-2012, 12:18 PM   #11 
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Ooooh! I love rimless aquariums! But how would you make a filter look good on that? That is my main problem with tanks...how clunky filters make them look.
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Old 07-17-2012, 01:05 PM   #12 
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Ooooh! I love rimless aquariums! But how would you make a filter look good on that? That is my main problem with tanks...how clunky filters make them look.
IMO, there's no filter that looks "good" they are all chuncky either inside or outside.. it's just a matter knowing it's necessary and ignore it.
I only use sponge filters because I don't have to worry about the current being too strong (i can adjust it easily) and it will not shred my betta's fins.
I have two MrAqua with sponge filters in them..
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Old 07-17-2012, 01:12 PM   #13 
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Oh wow I love your tanks! But that's what I liked about the Fluval Chi, how the filter was disguised. I will go into the store today and see if there is any wiggle room to do a sponge filter mod. :)
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Old 07-17-2012, 01:24 PM   #14 
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I have a canister filter, it is nice because there are only two pipes I have to sorely about.

There is a way to make a filter look good, but it costs a lot lol. You need a canister filter first, then get clear filter pipes or black if you have a background, and then get glass filter outlets. The problems is they can break super easy since they are glassand they are expensive. I think they go for like $60 as a set or something? If you have the money you can make it look good lol.
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Old 07-18-2012, 01:19 AM   #15 
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My fancy planted aquarium store uses those glass pipes that lead to hidden canister filters. Once I looked inline and saw that some brands of glass pipes are around $80 each .. so as far as I know. . it's expensive as $#@ to make a filter disappear visually.

I know it is cheesy to some people but I still like to use some aquarium backgrounds for now, it doesn't hide all of it but some. On one of my 6.6 bookshelf tanks I used a "Asian Zen" themed background and it looks ok with my driftwood with anubias tied to them. It kind of blends in, so it doesn't look all THAT tacky.

I'm sure you can hide the filter thing that hangs down with a piece of driftwood, a plant, some type of hiding place for your fish .. I think people even grow moss on them to hide them.
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Old 07-19-2012, 02:14 PM   #16 
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I have one of my bettas in a fluval chi, I bought the lid too as I was concerned about him jumping
My only issue with this tank is I think the lights are a bit dull so I have ordered a small strip of LED lights which I will silicone on the underside of the lid
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