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Old 05-10-2005, 03:23 AM   #1
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External Heaters?

I was perusing the Petsolutions site and I noticed they are now stocking Hydor external heaters. They go inline after the canister filter. Does anybody have any experience with these? I am wondering how well these would keep a tank heated.

I have a 65 gallon tank that is 24" tall and I am running two visi-therm 150w heaters, one on each side and it does the job real good. I like the idea of getting the heater out of sight, but I am concerned the lower part of the tank will not get enough heat.
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Old 05-10-2005, 04:26 AM   #2
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I'm sure they work fine, just a little pricey. Plus, I would assume you would have to clean them at some point with the water flowing through them.
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My Friend has a Inline Heater and He's convinced me to buy one for my custom tank im building. They are SWEET!
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Just remember to consider the inner diameter of your cannister return hose before you buy one. There are 3 versions. ETH200 is 200W and has ID of 1/2" while ETH201 and ETH300 are 200W and 300W with an ID of 5/8". AFAIK, the Rena Filstar XP2 and XP3 have 5/8" returns, while the Eheim 2026 and Jebo 828 have 1/2". Not sure how the ribbed hose of the Fluval would work, but you can probably find replacement hose that will fit, I just don't know what ID it has. I bought a ETH300 for my 75G and am waiting for my cannister to show up so no comments on performance just yet:P
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I have a 300 running on my filstar xp2. keeps my 75gal tank temp. very stable.
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