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Old 03-18-2015, 11:10 AM   #1
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Hardware - Canister, heater, powerhead

As always I have a few questions I was hoping I could get some help/opinions from.
And as always here's the situation;
So I have a 29 gallon tank. I have a HOB and a 100watt long heater, I'm planning on making the background black soon (still haven't decided between paint and a petstore black background for those wondering).

But I hate all the hardware showing in the tank!!!!!!!
So does anyone have a canister filter they know of or use on a smaller tank (hat would fit on m 29?) yet still big enough i can get the heater in as well?

Otherwise I'll keep the hang on back, shorten the nosal, add some mesh to prevent fish getting sucked up, and add a powerhead to push more water and debris around.



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Old 03-18-2015, 01:11 PM   #2
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You won't be able to put a heater inside of a canister filter. They are closed and sealed, so there's no way to have the heater's power cord come out.
They do make in-line heaters though. They just plumb into either the intake or return hose of the canister filter and heat the water as it passes through.

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Old 03-18-2015, 01:26 PM   #3
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Sun Sun HW302 cannister is probably best! Cheap and small. You can make the spray bar and outflow pipe long or short, which may work in a smaller tank.

As for the wavemaker, I got this one and I am very happy with it. May be a bit much for a 29g though, not sure.
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Old 03-18-2015, 02:09 PM   #4
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Ah the inline heater is what I was looking for! and may be a future purchase! for now I will deal with what I've got as I just bought a new laptop and enough dosing materials for awhile (hopefully). but those two things were exactly what Iw as looking for!!! thanks guys.
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