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Old 04-16-2010, 12:31 PM   #1
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Heaters...?

ok so ive have always used a submersible in the tank heater...

how many of you run in-line heaters?
are there any benefits other then looks to using either?
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inlines heaters provide better aesthetics but heats the water going in or out of the filter and having the heat close to the filter makes filtering easier.
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inlines heaters provide better aesthetics but heats the water going in or out of the filter and having the heat close to the filter makes filtering easier.

so is that a +1 for inline?
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I also have always used in tank heaters. I think an in line would make the tank look better and you would have less hot/cold spots in the tank.
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Inline heaters are better for distributing heat throughout the tank, and you dont have to have a heater cluttering up the display. I've never personally used one, i dont even notice my stealth pro because i've got it running along the top of my rocks so that it blends in alot. If you put a submersible under your filter intake, that will help distribute the heat more evenly as well.
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I have zero problems using submersible heaters ... my tank is evenly warm .. i check it with a digital thermometer every few days ... however i use the visa-therm stealth which except for the on and off lights is very well hidden on my black backgrounds
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