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Old 03-16-2007, 09:21 PM   #1
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hydor inline heater????

anybody out there have experience with the Hydor in line heater??? I have a 72 gallon bowfront with a Filstar XP3 and was wondering if this heater was any good??? I'd like to keep the tank as empty as possible, and this seems to be the only inline heater that keeps popping up with online retailers...

any feedback is welcome...

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Old 03-17-2007, 03:50 AM   #2
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No complaints here...work well and so far quite reliable.
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Old 03-17-2007, 10:09 AM   #3
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very accurate and easy to use! I love mine!
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what size tanks are you running with it??? and does it reduce water flow???
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mine is on a 75g, and I have not noticed a reduction in flow.
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Excellent thanks. easy hook up???
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Old 03-18-2007, 08:05 PM   #7
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I have one on my 75 with an XP3. I haven't noticed a reduced water flow, and it keeps the temp nice and steady. It was very easy to put in, once I got some reassurance on which way the collars tighten to hold the tubing. You just splice it into the outflow tube.

Definitely worth the $$ in my opinion!
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Old 03-18-2007, 08:13 PM   #8
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I'm considering putting one of these on a 20g tank. I have an XP1 that it can run inline with.

I'm concerned with the 200W heater on a 20g tank. Since noone makes a smaller in-line heater, no other options. Obviously, my biggest concern is in a failure occurring and overheating the tank, but I guess that that's possible even with the 100W stealth I'm currently running. Any other issues I should consider or be leary of in putting that much heater in a small tank?
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Mine is great, accurate to within .4 degrees. Easy to follow directions. They make two models for different size hoses in 200 watts. Model 200 has a connection for 1/2" hose. Model 201 for 5/8" hose. The 300 watt model only comes with the 5/8" connection. Make sure you get the proper size for ease of installation. I have the ETH 200 with the connection for smaller hoses. http://www.hydor.it/index_en.htm
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Old 03-18-2007, 09:32 PM   #10
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I ordered the 300 but I really dont know the size of the hoses on the Rena Filstar XP3. I hope they are compatible.
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