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Old 12-12-2012, 12:07 PM   #1
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What's the best inline heater for a shrimp tank?


Hello. I am looking to take out my ugly heater and would like to get something that attaches to my eheim. Needs to be very dependable and accurate. Price is not an issue.

What do you all suggest? Up to this point I've only been using heaters that go in your tank.

thanks.

I need this ugly thing gone:

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Old 12-12-2012, 01:48 PM   #2
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Hydor is about the only thing available on the market at the moment.
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Old 12-12-2012, 03:07 PM   #3
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Hydor is about the only thing available on the market at the moment.
Thanks. Are these dependable? Is it better to get a larger one or do they keep up nicely?
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Old 12-12-2012, 03:19 PM   #4
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I use the hydor inline heater in 4 of my tanks.
I bought three new.
The 4th is a 300w that came with my Ada 60-p. And he had it running for over a year when I asked him.

Pretty sure you'll be happy with either one.

I would suggest one of those auto shut off thing for that tank just in case if it goes bad won't kill all your shrimps.
I think its Finnex that makes it.

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I've only had one fail (get a temperature controller no matter what) and they do keep up really well.

If you decide in-line isn't the way to go, you may want to consider the extremely thin Cobalt products. They're great for hiding in a corner. About the same price point as Hydor's in-line product, though.
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Old 12-12-2012, 03:24 PM   #6
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I use a hydor on my main display. Had to split a fluvals output to make it work because of the hose diameter difference. This heater has kept my tank temp the steadiest I've ever seen.

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Do you like your Jager? If so, keep the Jager and put it inside an inline heater housing or make your own out of PVC.

I also use hydor for my 90gal. Pretty good so far.
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Old 12-12-2012, 05:41 PM   #8
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Get a Hydor inline heater and Temperature Controller STC-1000 with sensor. My water temperature is always at 23.5c +/- .3 degrees. If the temperature drops .3 the heater will go on if it goes up by .3 the fan kicks in. I Love it.

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Old 12-12-2012, 06:55 PM   #9
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Unless it's a Sulawesi tank, I wouldn't put a heater on at all.
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Unless it's a Sulawesi tank, I wouldn't put a heater on at all.
It gets down into the 50s in my house (I like it cold when I sleep and since I'm at work all day, I VERY rarely turn on the heater). Will shrimp be ok in tanks that cold? I thought they needed it in the 60s at least.
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Upper 50s is fine.

Your house gets that cold? You're insane!

Mine stays in the 60s without running the heater, oof
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My two CRS tanks are opposite sides of my room, one is 66-68, the other is 72-74, so the warmer one is for the moms to go into to give birth and the colder one, everyone is fine in. I rather not heat it than worry about a heater screwing up and toasting my tank. The moms I moved got berried in about 64 water.
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My guys never bread in anything below 72 so I need heat fro them. With the STC-1000 I feel safe I see the temp from far away.
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Your house gets that cold? You're insane!
It gets down into the 40s at night (sometimes even the 30s) and during the day (when it's usually no lower than the 50s), the back door is wide open for the giant dog. So yeah, the house gets down into the low 50s quite often. Today it's 51 outside. So I expect the house is too.
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My guys never bread in anything below 72 so I need heat fro them. With the STC-1000 I feel safe I see the temp from far away.
I'm curious about this. Does it just turn off the power to the heater if the temp gets too high? So it's like a fail safe?
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