Hydor Ext Heater for my Fluval 405

browning IRL

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I am looking at buying a Hydor Ext 300W heater for my setup. Has anyone used these or is anyone aware of any issues I may have using with my Fluval 405 ? Pipe sizes etc ?
 

misscaretaker

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Hi, I run exactly hte same heater on exactly the same filter with no issues. However, due to the ribbed piping, I have hung the heater from a nail to ensure it doesn't work loose.Changing the pipes however will be a better option! Obviously the flow will be reduced a bit too, but I expect you realised that anyway!
 

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Hi Jo, Did you have any problems changing the pipes ? Was the flow reduced by much in reality ? Those ribbed pipes are just not easy on the eye are they really !
 

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Was reading about this too and somewhere there was mention that placing things inline on a Fluval was not a good idea.
Something to do with the hose clips on the filter itself poping out, but I haven't tried so can't say its true, either way I am going to get a Tetratec EX1200 instead.
 

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LondonDragon said:
Was reading about this too and somewhere there was mention that placing things inline on a Fluval was not a good idea.
Something to do with the hose clips on the filter itself poping out
i had this on my rena filstar. but it was my fault, i didn't do up the connector. water everywhere! :oops:
 
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