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    Default How to connect Hydor inline heater to Eheim 2217 Canister Filter

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    Hey there!

    So I am a newbie setting up a new tank. I want to keep as much stuff out of the tank as I can, so I purchased an Eheim 2217 Classic Canister filter and a Hydor ETH 300W inline heater. Little did I know that connecting the two wouldn't be as easy. So ... here is my research and photos to show what I ended up doing. Hope this helps others.

    1. The 2217 filter has an input hose that's 5/8 inch inner diameter and output hose with 1/2 inch inner diameter

    2. The Hydor ETH 300W has 5/8 inch hose connectors.

    3. The Hydor should be connected vertically so no air bubbles can build in it

    4. I could have connected the Hydor easily to the 5/8 inch input end of my 2217, but chose not to subject my heater to potentially "unclean" water

    5. So, I had to find a way to connect the 1/2 inch output of the 2217 to the 5/8 inch input of the Hydor.

    6. I made a trip to Home Depot to buy 2 splicers (5/8 in ID x 1/2 in ID) and 4 clamps (1-3/4 inch)

    7. Brought out my scissors to cut hose, a screwdriver to tighten the clamps onto the hose, and a cup of hot water to dip the hose in to make it easier to attach to the splicer.

    8. The rest is easier said through pictures ... so here they are (and remember, a picture says a thousand words!)

    Hope this helps!
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