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Old 02-11-2008, 04:10 PM   #1
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InLine Heaters

Anyone have any experience with these? Are they reliable? Would the preferred setup be one on each filter (running 2 Fluval 404's) for redundency?

Here is one : Hydor ETH 300 In-Line Heater 300 Watt - 5/8 inch (Saltwater Aquarium Supplies > Heaters > Inline/ Specialty )

How does this stack up with others? What others are there?

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Old 02-11-2008, 05:42 PM   #2
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I have a Hydor ETH 200 on my 25 gal tank and a Hydor ETH 300 on my 55 gal tank. I have had no issues. They keep a constant temperature. I love not having the clutter in the tank. I would recommend them. I am not sure if you would want two. I guess it would depend on what size tank you have.

Edit: it looks like they are much cheaper here:
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75G FOWLR. I have 2 now, one for backup in case of an emergency breakdown of the other. Since I'm using canisters (please don't start) I imagine I'd have to find a way to attach shutoff values of some variety. I have long considered hard plumbing into the tank and transistioning to flex pipe underneath. I guess I could valve at the transistion. The hard plumbing would give the support the heater needs.

Possible?

Here's an idea, how bout they make the heater w/ a shutoff already on it. Hmmmmmm
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I don't understand why you would need a shutoff valve. The heaters have a built in thermostat so that they turn off if the temperature is reached just like an in tank heater. I am confused. I am probably missing something here.
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An inline heater will not last forever. At some point it wll need to be removed. Shutoff valves on either side will make that replacement easier.
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