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Old 01-05-2005, 08:44 PM   #1
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Heater in skimmer

I was just wondering if it would be alright if I put my heater inside my AquaC skimmer. thanks.

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Old 01-05-2005, 09:57 PM   #2
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Is it submersible and is there enough room for it to stay completely submerged? Is there space for the cord to come out without modifying it? I know alot of people put them in hob filters.
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Old 01-05-2005, 10:04 PM   #3
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not a good idea imo ! will hinder the water flow and contact time for the bubbles
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Old 01-05-2005, 10:23 PM   #4
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it works good. You have to first put the cord down through the water outlet than put the heater in.
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Old 01-05-2005, 10:44 PM   #5
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Anyone know of a good way to suspend the heater in the skimmer body without using suction cups which will eventually fail? I really do not think a heater would block the outflow of a Remora, there is tons of space in there for the ammount of water that needs to pass through.
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Old 01-05-2005, 10:51 PM   #6
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I was also thinking of putting my heater in my CPR when I remove the bio-bale. Do you think a 300 watt heater will damage the skimmer?
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Old 01-05-2005, 11:32 PM   #7
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i just drop mine in and let it float. Its been that way for years! only 150 watt though.
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Old 01-05-2005, 11:39 PM   #8
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What kind of heater are you using Darin?
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visitherm 150 watt in a remora.
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