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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 07-13-2013, 10:16 PM Thread Starter
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Inline Heater/UV Light

I am planning a second tank, larger, and have a few questions. The tank will be 60x18x25. I am having a custom stand built for it now. The tank will be a low tech planted tank. I wanted a large enough tank to try a few angle fish and the 25" tall should be good.

I will use a canister filter and plan to have the tank drilled for the in and out for that.

I have read a little about in-line heaters and UV lamps. I would like to keep everything below in the stand and out of the tank. I think the flow rate of the canister return is too high for either the inline heater or a UV lamp. So it makes some sense to use a separate dry pump and build a loop including a pump, the inline heater, and the UV Lamp.

Does this make sense?

Mark
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 07-14-2013, 11:56 PM
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I am planning a second tank, larger, and have a few questions. The tank will be 60x18x25. I am having a custom stand built for it now. The tank will be a low tech planted tank. I wanted a large enough tank to try a few angle fish and the 25" tall should be good.

I will use a canister filter and plan to have the tank drilled for the in and out for that.

I have read a little about in-line heaters and UV lamps. I would like to keep everything below in the stand and out of the tank. I think the flow rate of the canister return is too high for either the inline heater or a UV lamp. So it makes some sense to use a separate dry pump and build a loop including a pump, the inline heater, and the UV Lamp.

Does this make sense?

Mark
You don't need the inline heater to be in a separate loop. It will heat the water just fine by adding it to the canister loop. As far as the UV you want really low turnover for it to do it's thing.
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