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Old 08-25-2016, 02:23 AM   #1
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Heater for a Spec V?

Hi all,

What heater would you recommend for a Fluval Spec V? Twenty-five to fifty watts, and I'd like it to fit in the back pump chamber, so it needs to be small.

If you have a Spec V, what do you use?
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I use aqueon Pro 50 watts in my both my spec V...
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Thanks, I've added that to my list. From the picture, though, it seems too long to fit in the back chamber. Where do you keep yours?
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I've pretty much settled on a Cobalt neo-therm 50-watt. A bit powerful for a 5G tank, but my apartment can get cold in the winter, so the extra wattage will be handy. And I know this will fit in the pump chamber easily.
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Thanks, I've added that to my list. From the picture, though, it seems too long to fit in the back chamber. Where do you keep yours?
It fits easily into the return pump chamber.
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I used a Hydor 50W heater in my Fluval Spec V. Fits in with the pump.
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Thanks for the recommendations. Doing some more research into the Neo-Therms, they seem to fail --as in explode -- far too often for my comfort. Reviews complaining of that I read were as recent as this year. So, I'm going to take a second look at the Hydor and Aqueon.
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