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Old 07-04-2006, 03:42 PM   #1
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Heating and filtering for breeder tanks..

Has anyone had any experience with this unit? Looks like something I might try for my 10G tanks.....

http://www.bigalsonline.com/catalog/...;pcid1=;pcid2=
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Hydor's stuff is generally very good, but not cheap.....personally, I just use a big aquasponge filter and a regular heater.
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I just purchased it for my 10G planted tank. Kind of an all-in-one unit. Less clutter. As for the breeder tank, I ordered a large sponge filter for my air pump, and will keep the regular 50W heater in the tank. I also got a bubbler for the tank as well, to help with circulation. So I'm all set.

And yes, Hydor products are very good. I have the inline heaters on my XP2 and XP3 and love them. Very little temp fluctuations and stable.
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Are the in-line heaters encased in glass?
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The inline is hooked to a cannister filters output. Here it is....

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...pc=1&N=0&Nty=1

It says the 300 is good for up to 66G, but I have it on my 75G and is very stable.
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Doesn't look like fragile glass to me. And I like the idea of having less equipment in the tank, and temp can be accessed without getting wet.

I wonder if someone offers adaptors from 5/8 to 1/2". I just put an Eheim 2213 on a tank that had a glass heater fail, so this is someting I'd like to persue.

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I have the Hydor filter, but without the heating element-haven't set it up yet. Next "aquarium money" goes to the inline heater.
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Doesn't look like fragile glass to me. And I like the idea of having less equipment in the tank, and temp can be accessed without getting wet.

I wonder if someone offers adaptors from 5/8 to 1/2". I just put an Eheim 2213 on a tank that had a glass heater fail, so this is someting I'd like to persue.

Thanks for the info.

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What size tank? would the Hydor ETH 200 work, or is it a big tank? I have both the Hydor ETH 201 and 300, which are both 5/8. The 200 model is 1/2 inch. I've seen those adapters, just can't remember where though. If I find them, will let you know.
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The tank is a 55gallon
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Then you will probably want the ETH 300. I can't remember where I saw it, but there were adapters, but it's not a true 1/2 inch, as Eheims are German made. And the adapter they had was very expensive, and you had to buy one for each side. Does anyone know if a hose clamp would work to put a 5/8 inch hose on a 1/2 inch fitting on the filter without leaks?
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