DIY Canister Filter with Heater

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  1. Scarlet

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    Hi everyone,

    I've decided that my next DIY project is going to be a canister filter with a built in heater. I don't like seeing the heater in my tank.

    I want it to look something like this...

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    What do you guys think??
     
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  3. Linxie

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    Very interesting Scarlet... Are you currently using it on a FW setup? I'd be very interested to see how this works :)
     
  4. Scarlet

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    No, not currently using it. Both my tanks have a trickle filtration system. I am going to build this filter for a new aquarium I bought. As the new baby doesn't have a lid I will have to get clip on light as well as filter.... I want as little as possible gadgets visible so I am going to try this diy filter but I am going to add the heater to the filter.

    Will only be able to post pics at end of the month as I will have to buy a drill to do this properly....

    Wish me luck :)
     
  5. Boegie

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    Good project, and good luck.
     
  6. viper357

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    Can't see why it wouldn't work, as long as the flow is sufficient enough to heat the tank. Good luck with it.
     
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    if i may add a suggestion, the flow might make the heater run longer do to the influx of water thru/past the thermosat, one can add a baffle to separate a small area where the heater sits to allow it to not keep turning on and off
     
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