Hydor Ext Heater for my Fluval 405

Discussion in 'Hardware & DIY' started by browning IRL, 3 Jan 2009.

  1. browning IRL

    browning IRL Member

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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 ?
     
  2. I wouldn't think the heater would fit the ribbed piping very well, but I don't know. You might just need some jubilee clips.

    Tom
     
  3. browning IRL

    browning IRL Member

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    Hi Tom, I think I will be changing the pipes to Clear PVC piping at the same time.
     
  4. misscaretaker

    misscaretaker Member

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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!
     
  5. browning IRL

    browning IRL Member

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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 !
     
  6. hi,

    i'm interested in this chat too. i am doing exactly the same thing soon.

    Best Regards,

    John
     
  7. LondonDragon

    LondonDragon Administrator Staff Member

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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.
     
  8. Mark Evans

    Mark Evans Expert

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    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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