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Old 01-13-2006, 01:16 AM   #1
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hydro eth heater question

ok so you guys talked about this new ext heater that connects to the outgoing tube the one that water comes from the canister to your tank. now my question is if the xp3 is design to output a curtain amount of flow and you cut in the middle with this heater and now the water needs to go thru it does this machine cut down on the power flow that the xp3 was creating or does it do no cut backs of the flow? not sure if I express myself good lol tired!

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Old 01-13-2006, 01:28 AM   #2
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If it reduces the flow, it's very little. But I don't think it restricts the flow at all.

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Old 01-13-2006, 11:11 AM   #3
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Its barely noticable. The inside diameter of the Hydor is scarely wider than the inside diameter of the tubing for the XP3, so you're talking a negligible difference in flow rate. Never had a single problem with mine.
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Old 01-13-2006, 12:12 PM   #4
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Agreed. You can probably drop a dime right through the middle of the 300w ETH unit. Inside, it looks like a smooth tube. The "tube" is wrapped with a polymer heating element. It shoudn't reduce flow at all.
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