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Goranothos replied the topic: New heater

DMD can you do a write up or at least show us some pics of your plumbing job for the Hydor heaters? I agree it would be nice to have the heater outside the tank.

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DMD123 replied the topic: New heater

I will start with this. On my 72g bowfront I use the Hydor 300watt which is rated for 53-80 gallons. The heater uses 5/8" tubing and my Eheim 2217 canister has 1/2" hose. So the item needed was a 594 to 494 reducer. If you keep the stock out put you will need two of these to make the heater work. The 200 watt mode has the 1/2" output version available but is rated for 26-53 gallons.
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DMD123 replied the topic: New heater

Now on my FX5 its just simple PVC fittings. A 1" barb adapter into two 1/2" barbs. The 5/8" heater tubing will work on the 1/2" barbs but will be slightly loose so a hose clamp is absolutely necessary. Just make two of these, one at the bottom and one at the top with some short 5/8" tubing to connect. Then you will have to replace the Fluval ribbed tubing with smooth type. I also made custom PVC spray bars, but you will have to figure a way to get the output of water into the tank.

Hope that made sense.

Actually I had changed the barbed fitting a little but this is what is going on under my stand. Had to zip tie it in to keep heaters upright
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Goranothos replied the topic: New heater

Nice job. Thanks for the write up and the pics.

I find it a bit odd that the 300 watt model is only rated up to 80 gallon tanks.

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Craigsfish replied the topic: New heater

Just plain AWESOME!
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JBare replied the topic: Re:New heater

I have a 300 Aqueon on my 55 does more than a good job. Was all they had.
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DMD123 replied the topic: New heater

Not trying to hijack daddadoo7, just trying to give you some other options. And I know how much the pictures help!
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daddadoo7 replied the topic: Re:New heater

@dmd was gonna ask for pics...lol fire away

This is something I am gonna look into down the road. The new tank is gonna be in my family room and I feel the same way you do about thw eaters....thanks fornthe tip
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