Review: 25W nano heater that will fit in a Fluval Edge HOB filter (4" long!) - Page 3 - The Planted Tank Forum
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post #31 of 62 (permalink) Old 11-02-2011, 05:56 PM
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I've received and installed the 25w glass model, looks like they made it slimmer!
It looks like this now:


I cutted a hole (2x3) on the opposite side to get some more room, running with a sponge, 50ml bag of purigen (100ml split in 2), sponge standing up and bag of biomax placed in a 90deg shape (over the heater and on top of the 2nd sponge)
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post #32 of 62 (permalink) Old 12-27-2011, 05:57 PM
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How are these heaters working out for you?
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post #33 of 62 (permalink) Old 12-27-2011, 07:54 PM
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I've received and installed the 25w glass model, looks like they made it slimmer!
It looks like this now:

I cutted a hole (2x3) on the opposite side to get some more room, running with a sponge, 50ml bag of purigen (100ml split in 2), sponge standing up and bag of biomax placed in a 90deg shape (over the heater and on top of the 2nd sponge)
How do you reseal the purigen bag tightly enough to prevent little purigen pieces from floating off.
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post #34 of 62 (permalink) Old 12-27-2011, 10:23 PM
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I use the Boyds Chemi Bag, works great for Purigen is far more flexible than the Seachem bags and can be sealed with a small zip-tie and used over and over again. Also can be cut to size to fit the smaller HOB filters.
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post #35 of 62 (permalink) Old 01-08-2012, 06:12 AM
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How do you reseal the purigen bag tightly enough to prevent little purigen pieces from floating off.
Flat iron for straightening hair wrapped in foil, melts quite (too) quickly
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post #36 of 62 (permalink) Old 01-08-2012, 06:44 AM
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Maybe a sewing machine will work?
I did that to seal a media bag I used for purigen.
It was too large so I had to cut it into 2 and resealed it back up.
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post #37 of 62 (permalink) Old 01-04-2013, 01:37 PM
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After spending literally hours looking for the perfect heater for my Fluval Edge. I've bumped into this thread. Genius!

I know it's an old thread, but this has given time for the OP and other people to now have a definitive opinion on the mentioned Hong Kong compact heater, and the technique of mounting it within the HOB filter.

How are people getting on with this? Is it working out OK?

My tank has finally completed the nitrogen cycle and I'm dying to get stocking. But my heater isn't working now, so I need a replacement!
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post #38 of 62 (permalink) Old 01-04-2013, 02:11 PM
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i WISH i saw this earlier... I'm subscribing...

as far as purgen goes I bought the 'bag' and used my surger to make smaller bags...

made 3 small bags for my azoo palm and one for my finnex p-360
plus leftover

Untitled by laq997, on Flickr

(used 1 bag, and one container of purgen .. lots of purgen left)

1 6 gallon
1 2 gallon 8" cube
1 10 gallon endlers tank
1 betta

Here they are http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/al...p?albumid=9625

6 gallon journal
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you can see more photos here the 4 8" cubes are on flicker... will get to their journal at some point (they are fun as they change often)
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post #39 of 62 (permalink) Old 05-20-2013, 07:50 AM
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Does anyone know where to source the up aqua mini heater? I can' t seem to find it on Ebay, or anywhere else for that matter.
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post #40 of 62 (permalink) Old 05-20-2013, 10:58 AM
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The Archaea heater is very, very close to this size, and does not need a transformer.

Only negative is that the suction cups suck.

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post #41 of 62 (permalink) Old 05-20-2013, 08:11 PM
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http://www.aqueonproducts.com/products/mini-heater.htm
http://usa.hagen.com/Aquatic/Heating/Heaters/A756

These 2 heaters are a bit flatter than normal and fit nicely into tight spaces. I have seen the second one but havent used it. The first on ( aqueon ) I use in my 2g spec. It keeps temp pretty warm ( sometimes too warm )
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post #42 of 62 (permalink) Old 05-22-2013, 03:06 AM
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Thanks VJM. It looks like the Archaea heater is the only one that will fit in the HOB if I intend to do the same mod that Tuonor did. The Archaea is 1/2" longer than the one that Tuonor used...will it still work? Does anyone else have experience using the Archaea in this way?
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post #43 of 62 (permalink) Old 05-23-2013, 08:40 PM
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http://www.aqueonproducts.com/products/mini-heater.htm
http://usa.hagen.com/Aquatic/Heating/Heaters/A756

These 2 heaters are a bit flatter than normal and fit nicely into tight spaces. I have seen the second one but havent used it. The first on ( aqueon ) I use in my 2g spec. It keeps temp pretty warm ( sometimes too warm )
Neither of those is adjustable, for those that that matters to. I was looking for a 25W adjustable like the OP.

Not everybody will care, though.
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post #44 of 62 (permalink) Old 08-02-2013, 04:42 PM
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Anyone have experience with this Citii heater? It's a circular shape and only 3 inches round. Sold on ebay as well.










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post #45 of 62 (permalink) Old 12-09-2013, 06:52 PM
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I am going through the same process at the moment and was wondering if anyone has tried the Archaea heater.
Does it fit in the filter?
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