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carpalstunna
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Joined: 25 Mar 2011
Location: Canton, OH

PostPosted: 2011.03.25(Fri)9:05    Post subject: Inline Heater Reply with quote

Anyone have any inline heater suggestions? I recently upgraded from 2 over the back aquaclear 200 filters to a canister filter in my 55 Gal FW planted tank. I was very interested in elimating my two glass heaters and getting an inline to really declutter my tank! However, the hyrdo inline heater seems to be the only one I can find and it seems the reviews on it are mixed and realiability is an issue. Can anyone recommend another option. My other thought is to make a DIY foam/concrete background to hide my heaters ( I may do this anyway)
Thanks!
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diademhill
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PostPosted: 2011.03.25(Fri)9:35    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know anyone who has used a Hydor inline & recommends it. Mine failed after three weeks & the replacement after two. I exchanged for a visitherm instead.

Don't try to hide the heater behind a backdrop or foam but invest in a nice piece of bogwood to hide it unless you want to put in a corner with a weir so the filter outflow runs up past the heater.
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DaleJr
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PostPosted: 2011.03.25(Fri)13:22    Post subject: Reply with quote

Right now our hobby is in dire need of a reliable heater.

StealthPro 200+ we all know about those
Visa Therm +200 well that'd a crapshoot

Hydro is the only inline manufacter that I am aware of.


JBJ is a great product if you have the expendable $$$, also Titainum heaters are good w/ an outside controller.
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carpalstunna
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PostPosted: 2011.03.25(Fri)13:57    Post subject: Reply with quote

ya I have a legitimate piece of driftwood that kind of hides the one heater and the other is relatively covered by a thick grouping of plants, but I still know its there. plus I am running 2- 100 W visi therm right now which do a good job. But its 2 chords and 2 things to hide. I have a 300 W visitherm I bought with the intention of replacing the 2 smaller but havent opened yet because I really was hoping there was a good inline option.
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DaleJr
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PostPosted: 2011.03.25(Fri)14:02    Post subject: Reply with quote

With the people I know that use the Hydro NONE have spoke ill of them. It's just like with EVERYTHING else....nothing is 100%
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