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Slaphppy7
07-26-2013, 05:46 PM
I have decided to go with an Eheim 2215 canister filter for my new 40 gallon breeder tank, and I'd like to use an inline heater with this filter...

What are your experiences with inline heaters?...I suppose they just hook up "in line" with the output hose from the filter?...do they work well?

Do all inline heaters fit all canister filter hoses?...how do I know which heater to get for the Eheim 2215?

All input appreciated greatly, as always

Slaphppy7
07-26-2013, 06:02 PM
OK, I believe the tubing that comes with the Eheim 2215 is 12/16mm, which is 1/2"...can anyone verify this?

gronlaura
07-26-2013, 06:18 PM
OK, I believe the tubing that comes with the Eheim 2215 is 12/16mm, which is 1/2"...can anyone verify this?

That is correct, 1/2 inch ID (inside diameter)

Slaphppy7
07-26-2013, 06:29 PM
Thank you ma'am...I kind of have my eye on this one, some good reviews it's gotten:

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?pcatid=11369

mommy1
07-26-2013, 06:51 PM
I use the Hydor ETH in-line heater and I love it. I have a 300 watt heaters on the canister filters on my 65g and 120g and the temperature of the tank is always spot on the temp the heater is set. As soon as I get around to doing that re-scape of my ugly 29G it will have a 200 watt Hydor in-line as well.

Slaphppy7
07-26-2013, 06:59 PM
I use the Hydor ETH in-line heater and I love it. I have a 300 watt heaters on the canister filters on my 65g and 120g and the temperature of the tank is always spot on the temp the heater is set. As soon as I get around to doing that re-scape of my ugly 29G it will have a 200 watt Hydor in-line as well.

Good enough for you is good enough for me...thanks ma'am!...starting to make a shopping list...kinda obvious I guess?? :shappy:

Slaphppy7
07-26-2013, 07:02 PM
BTW, what thermometers do you guys use to keep an eye on tank temp, that is easy to view and unobtrusive?....I kinda like this one, seems it'd be easy to hide in the back of the tank, facing toward one of the ends of the tank:

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?pcatid=23736

wgoldfarb
07-26-2013, 07:29 PM
I'm late to the party, but here is what I have found. As you know I *just* put together a shopping list for my 29g, so: for thermometers, I used this digital one:

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=3578+3744+12089&pcatid=12089

A couple of dollars more expensive, but I love the fact you can hide the probe somewhere in the back behind some plants, and put the digital readout anywhere you want outside the tank. Like you, I went with canister filters and inline heating, so other than the thermometer there is no equipment in the tank, and the digital thermometer helps keep it that way!

Slaphppy7
07-26-2013, 07:33 PM
I'm late to the party, but here is what I have found. As you know I *just* put together a shopping list for my 29g, so: for thermometers, I used this digital one:

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=3578+3744+12089&pcatid=12089

A couple of dollars more expensive, but I love the fact you can hide the probe somewhere in the back behind some plants, and put the digital readout anywhere you want outside the tank. Like you, I went with canister filters and inline heating, so other than the thermometer there is no equipment in the tank, and the digital thermometer helps keep it that way!

I was looking at those too, they're pretty easy to hide...thanks!

Cliff
07-26-2013, 08:20 PM
I use the Hydor ETH in-line heater and I love it. I have a 300 watt heaters on the canister filters on my 65g and 120g and the temperature of the tank is always spot on the temp the heater is set. As soon as I get around to doing that re-scape of my ugly 29G it will have a 200 watt Hydor in-line as well.

+1 to the above

I have a 300 watt Hydor ETH in-line heater as well on my 90 gallon tank. Been using it for about 2 or 3 years now and I love it. I have not touched that heater ever since I put it on the tank. Among the best heaters that I have used

Slaphppy7
07-26-2013, 08:36 PM
+1 to the above

I have a 300 watt Hydor ETH in-line heater as well on my 90 gallon tank. Been using it for about 2 or 3 years now and I love it. I have not touched that heater ever since I put it on the tank. Among the best heaters that I have used

Thanks sir, I'm now a firm believer that the Hydor is the way to go... great reviews and great testimony from my friends here, too ..I will be buying the Hydor 200w 1/2" for my new tank

gronlaura
07-26-2013, 09:52 PM
Thank you ma'am...I kind of have my eye on this one, some good reviews it's gotten:

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?pcatid=11369

They're on sale till 9/03. I will be ordering 2 for my dual 29 gals.

gronlaura
07-26-2013, 09:53 PM
I'm late to the party, but here is what I have found. As you know I *just* put together a shopping list for my 29g, so: for thermometers, I used this digital one:

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=3578+3744+12089&pcatid=12089

A couple of dollars more expensive, but I love the fact you can hide the probe somewhere in the back behind some plants, and put the digital readout anywhere you want outside the tank. Like you, I went with canister filters and inline heating, so other than the thermometer there is no equipment in the tank, and the digital thermometer helps keep it that way!

+1 These are what I use also.

Slaphppy7
07-26-2013, 11:03 PM
Thanks for the info gronlaura!

Slaphppy7
07-26-2013, 11:04 PM
They're on sale till 9/03. I will be ordering 2 for my dual 29 gals.

Is 9/3 the end of the "summer sale" that I saw?

gronlaura
07-26-2013, 11:25 PM
Is 9/3 the end of the "summer sale" that I saw?

Yes. I spoke to Drs Foster/Smith on Wednesday about the sale prices on the Rena canisters and the Hydor inline heaters. The heaters are listed in the catalog, but have an online sale price. The catalog prices are good thru 9/03 and they told me the sale price on the inline heaters is also.

kim92
07-27-2013, 01:57 AM
http://www.kensfish.com/aquarium-supplies/aquarium-heaters/hydor-eth-inline-heaters.html
Another good place for heaters, filters, food, etc....

I have 9 Hydor inline heaters ATM. I use a glass thermometer in the tank for a week to make sure the water stays at the right temperature, then take the thermometer out. The really is no need for a thermometer with a inline heater. If you want to keep a eye on it to make sure everything is ok, I would get one that sticks on the outside of the tank, and keep it toward the back so you can't see it. Those are not the most accurate thermometers, but will let you know if there is a problem. But in all honesty, they are not needed with inline heaters.

I would never buy a in tank heater after using the inline's. One less thing in the tank, and they are better than any in tank heater out there.

gronlaura
07-27-2013, 02:55 AM
http://www.kensfish.com/aquarium-supplies/aquarium-heaters/hydor-eth-inline-heaters.html
Another good place for heaters, filters, food, etc....

I have 9 Hydor inline heaters ATM. I use a glass thermometer in the tank for a week to make sure the water stays at the right temperature, then take the thermometer out. The really is no need for a thermometer with a inline heater. If you want to keep a eye on it to make sure everything is ok, I would get one that sticks on the outside of the tank, and keep it toward the back so you can't see it. Those are not the most accurate thermometers, but will let you know if there is a problem. But in all honesty, they are not needed with inline heaters.

I would never buy a in tank heater after using the inline's. One less thing in the tank, and they are better than any in tank heater out there.

Thanks Kim for sharing your experience with the inline heaters. I'm glad I'm going to put them in my dual 29 gals.

Slaphppy7
07-27-2013, 04:48 PM
Yes, thanks for that info...I may not buy a thermometer for my new tank after all, I could borrow the one from the 10 gallon to do spot checks every once in a while...