Heating Options

Discussion in 'Hardware & DIY' started by Superman, 4 Apr 2009.

  1. Superman

    Superman Member

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    I'm thinking that I'll need to heat my nano as my house is usually rather on the cool side.

    There is the option of the
    - hydor inline heater (not really much room in the setup for this)
    - in tank heater (unslightly)

    It is there an option of fitting a heater inside a filter? If so how?
     
  2. BINKSY1973

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  3. Superman

    Superman Member

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    That heat mat looks more to what I was wanting.
    Has anyone had any experience with it?
     
  4. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith Member

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    Not sure you would get a lot from the heat mat. It's infrared I believe. Also, when its attached to the tank, it might be difficult to remove (I have one on a tiny tank and can't get it off without destroying the heat mat).
     
  5. Nelson

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    hi clark,
    i used to have a heating mat when i had a royal python.it had copper strips in it.not sure if it would heat your nano,but if underneath it i guess it would be the same as heating cables :wideyed: .sorry i can't really help.
    neil
     
  6. Themuleous

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    The hydor theo 25w is a good heater and barely 6" long, its what i used in my 24x8x8" nano, but I guess it was still quite bit.

    Sam
     
  7. LondonDragon

    LondonDragon Administrator Staff Member

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    You could always create your DIY inline version similar to this, in this case for two heaters but could be done for a single one:

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    ;)
     
  8. Themuleous

    Themuleous Member

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    Thats a cool external heater!!! Very much doubt I'd be able to make it though!

    Sam
     

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