DIY INLINE HEATER. Drill FX5?
EDIT: decided to go "inline" with pvc. See below for details.
I am in the process of using a heyco fitting to put my heater "inline". My original plan was to use a pvc housing inline. But during cleaning my fx5 last night I got to thinking....
What if I were to just drill a hole in the top of my fx5 lid, put the heyco fitting in and then cut a few holes in the baskets so that it could sit smack in the middle of the filter?
I know the "risks" associated with this. BUt what I'm really curious to know is if anyone has ever done this. I have a few options. 1, using a 1 inch heyco fitting where the controls of the heater would be outside the filter. The other is a smaller heyco fitting that just the cord would pass through, and then the cord would come out. I could actually put this just about anywhere on the sides and it wouldn't have to come out the top. I don't need ready access to the heater control, as it is run by a heater controller.