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    i'm considering turning my newly aquired 30g into a divided betta tank and i'm trying to figure out the best way to heat it. i was thinking the most logical option would be to use an inline heater, but i have read a ton of mixed reviews on the hydor model. but i really don't want to stick a giant submersible heater in one of the divided sections and take up precious swimming room. anyone wanna weight in?
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    I know Slaphppy7 has one and seems to like it very well. I'm not sure, but I think I recall Cliff also having one. If I ever get a canister filter I think I'd invest in one myself.
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    i might give it a try. i'll have plenty of time to see if i like it while i wait for my tank to cycle.

    i'm not too worried about it "kicking the bucket" and failing to heat the tank since my house doesn't get very cold. i just don't want it to end up boling my poor fish :)

    if i end up getting one i'll be sure to post a review in the "equipment reviews" section.
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    My Hydor has performed flawlessly ever since I've had it....it's currently unplugged for now, because it's not needed during the hot summer months
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    +1 to the above

    I have 3 of them in use right now and I am very happy with mine
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    A submersible heater isnt going to take up swim space in any meaningful way. It's not like your putting big sponge filters in there - they stick to the back glass.

    Were it me I would get multiple smaller heaters rather than one big one to do the job, especially if you are dividing the tank. I would get 3 50 watt heaters. I would also filter each section separately, but that's just me.
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    Love my Hydor 300W inlines on my dual 29s.
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    It really depends on how you plan on dividing the rank
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaysee View Post
    It really depends on how you plan on dividing the rank
    I agree. Will water be able to flow between sections or will they be totally separate?
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    Water will flow between the sections.
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