Ideas to hide cables

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  1. Peredhil

    Peredhil Giant Squid

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    I've got a Koralia Nano at the bottom of my tank and the cable is ugly.

    Is there a product or simple idea out there to hide cables in (established) aquariums?
     
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  3. coral reefer

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    Yes, creative rock and coral placement. By strategically placing rock or coral in designated areas you can sufficiently reduce the eye sores accompanying cords and equipment!
     
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  4. ZachB

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    I try to keep as much equipment as I can in my sump as well.

    Of course powerheads will be in tank, but a background / painted back helps so you don't see the cords dangling behind the tank, and everything inside, as coral reefer says - is all up to wise placement!
     
  5. tigermike74

    tigermike74 Panda Puffer

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    I agree with the background. I have a black background in my 150G and it hides the cables, come to think of it, the Koralias themselves are hard to see too.
     
  6. coral reefer

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    Their are various ways of concealing wires and other forms of equipment in your equipment. Translucent acrylic plates and paper backgrounds will work as does adding a fluorescent light to the back disbursing the light to create a sense of depth and 3-D image.
     
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    You can also buy those little suction cups for airlines that work with cables. Being able to really control/secure the cable routing can make a big difference
     
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  9. Peredhil

    Peredhil Giant Squid

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    Suction cups! Nice idea, that should help. I'll look for some.


    To give you a better idea of what I'm talking about (and why I don't think strategic placement will work here) I am including a pic (which I probably should have done to begin with).


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    What I'd really want is some sort of corner piece that would fit inside the tank that would be black that I could run the cord through. Kind of like those plastic cord runners you can buy for your television/computer equipment only that would fit into a corner (all the ones I found for TV's, etc. are more round) that I could secure.

    As you can see, I have a silly paper background (next tank will be painted though).

    (I call it silly because I think it looks silly - waiting for nature to cover that back wall for me)
     
  10. 10acrewoods

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    cut a 4 in pvc pipe and then glue or mount LR to the 4 in pipe then you can cut out where you want the flow to shoot out of. DSC04081.JPG
    This is only a 3in pipe from my live framing for my 36. you can cut and hang rock where ever on this I just made clips from the left over pvc tubing to hang rock on. sorry about pic being sideways.