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    Default Inline heaters?

    Hi guys,

    Can I ask whether most of you use in-line heaters as opposed to the glass heaters? What's the vibe regarding them these days? Are they easy to install? Are they generally well-made and last long?

    I'm not very handy but I like the idea of not having the view of the heater disrupting my tank, so wondering if it's worth the hassle for one of these.

    Thanks

    Benedict

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    Pure aesthetics.

    If you are not handy, it's not worth the hassle. Just hide it.

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    Cool, that takes care of that Thanks!

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    Hi Benedict,

    I have an inline heater which I purchased for my tank due to limited space.
    I got it off eBay for about $35. Ran it for 6 weeks without any fish and so far, it's working like a charm.
    I also got a digital thermometer on the tank just to make sure it's accurate and not over/under heating the tank.
    It's about 0.5 off which isn't too bad. I have a spare heater close by just in case it fails.
    It's very easy to install.
    Hope this helps

    Jimmy

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    I use a Hydor inline heater. Hasn't missed a beat in anay years.
    Whatever

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    Have had 1 hydor heater fry my girlfriends fish as it didn't stop heating and eventually reached 60+ before we noticed, another short itself on my personal tank. I have bad luck with them!

    I'll stick with hiding my glass heaters behind plants

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    see that's the thing, I've heard horror stories on inline heaters, though I suppose when heaters malfunction it didn't matter what type they are...

    on another note, I thought Hydor stopped their inline heater sales a couple years ago?

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    Hydor inlines have had a bad reputation but I don't think it's justified though.

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    Yeah they have been discontinued.

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    http://www.aquariumlife.com.au/showt...inline+heaters look at DIY for inline heaters, threads there to make your inline heater.

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    yeah saw that but as mentioned before I'm not handy, so DIY likely end up with disastrous result on my end.

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