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mkristo
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PostPosted: 2011.01.25(Tue)13:36    Post subject: inline heater/canister question Reply with quote

I just bought a new Eheim 2217 canister filter and Hydor inline heater for my new 75g. They are both larger than I anticipated. I would like them both located in the cabinet beneath my tank, but would need to bend the hose between them quite a bit to make them fit. Will this trap air in the system or would the air be forced out when the filter is primed? I would have to move the tank further from the wall if I need to locate the heater above the filter. That would also make it difficult to adjust the heater temp.

Any help would be appreciated.
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diademhill
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PostPosted: 2011.01.25(Tue)14:34    Post subject: Reply with quote

Use lonmger hoses so you can have smooth curves and bring the canister out of the cupboard whilst still connected.

The hydor inline heaters have a poor reliability record.
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mkristo
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PostPosted: 2011.01.25(Tue)15:37    Post subject: Reply with quote

My hoses are long enough, but the only way I can keep the heater in the cabinet below the tank is for the hose to dip down below the top level of the filter. Will this trap air?

I really want an exterior heater to keep the tank as clutter free as possible. Do you know of any other inline heater brands? Or any other options to a intank heater? I can have a back up heater on hand for emergencies.
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PostPosted: 2011.01.25(Tue)16:03    Post subject: Reply with quote

The heater can be below the filter as the water is pumped through.

I use sumps when I don't want heaters in tanks.
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