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Need ideas on hiding Eheim intake pipes

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I am setting up a display tank (9.5'L x 1.5'W x 2.5'H). The 2 long sides will be fully viewable. One thing I am very fussy about is that absolutely nothing artificial should be visbile in the tank.

I am getting 3X Hydor 300W inline heaters to keep the heaters out. And will not have air stone for the same reason. I am also getting 2X Eheim 2080 canister filters for filtration. These filters have 2X intakes each, and 1 outlet. I have not seen what those intakes & outlets look like yet.

At this stage, I am assuming that I will use spray bars (set above the waterline so that the bars are not visible) for the outlets. But for the 4X inlets, I need ideas on hiding them.

The thought of rock decoration around them has me worry due to my tank's dimension (narrow and tall). I don't think I'd be able to stack the limestone high enough to hide the inlest adequately. Are there any great ideas out there?
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Drill holes in the non-viewable wall down low. Use bulkheads with strainers on the inside and hose barbs on the outside. The side glass should be safe to drill (the bottom glass much less likely so).

ETA: Is the tank glass or acrylic?
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