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Old 01-04-2012, 06:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I just installed this over the weekend:
-Hydor ETH 200
-Ehiem outflow plumbing




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Old 01-04-2012, 07:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You might run into a problem because the Hydor heater is in a horizontal position. The directions say: "Make sure that ETH is installed in a vertical position and follow the flow direction of the water that is indicated on the heater's body with an arrow. -fig. 3-"
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You might run into a problem because the Hydor heater is in a horizontal position. The directions say: "Make sure that ETH is installed in a vertical position and follow the flow direction of the water that is indicated on the heater's body with an arrow. -fig. 3-"
yikes! thanks for the intel... i don't think I can do a vertical position beacause my 2217 is ginormous and my shelf is low

. i guess hydor recommends a vertical position so the core is always wet and avoid dry spots thus cracking the heater.

I will try angling it to a 45 deg at least. i will keep you posted thanks!


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Another tip, after you get it set to the temperature that you want to run, put a piece of tape across the adjustment knob that is long enough to stick on each side of the heater's body. This reason for doing this is that the adjustment knob is very easy to turn. It can be bumped and the temperature setting will change. Locking it in place with the tape fixes this problem.

This is a design flaw that should be corrected by Hydor. I've read about people cooking their fish because the adjustment knob got turned from a simple bump.
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yikes! thanks for the intel... i don't think I can do a vertical position beacause my 2217 is ginormous and my shelf is low

. i guess hydor recommends a vertical position so the core is always wet and avoid dry spots thus cracking the heater.

I will try angling it to a 45 deg at least. i will keep you posted thanks!


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If you need to, maybe you can run a "S" bend from the 2217 output to the intake of the Hydor. The 494 hose casings fit on the outside of the tubing allowing you to put a bend in without having a kink. A pair of these casings should allow you to make a nice "S" bend. You can also use two 494 elbows, but you have to cut the tubing and add hose clamps. The pair of casings is much easier to use.

Here's some more 494 12/16mm tubing: http://www.bigalspets.com/Eheim-Tubi.../dp/B0002DGZ2M

pair of 494 hose casings: http://www.bigalspets.com/Eheim-Set-.../dp/B0002Z7RWM

single 494 elbow: http://www.bigalspets.com/Eheim-Elbo.../dp/B0002DGZPY

pair of 494 hose clamps: http://www.bigalspets.com/Eheim-Set-.../dp/B0002Z7RVS
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left you're the man. i totally appreciate your advice on the matter... i had no idea these issues can come up let alone exist. i owe you bro!


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I had to go this curvy route to because I have so many things running inline. This is what I have:

intake -> Eheim 2028 filter -> 36w UV -> 300w Hydor heater -> Eheim 1103 needle wheel pump -> output

There was no way to get around the bends because I wanted all my equipment to be in the stand and not hanging out on the side of the aquarium and hanging out of the stand. I have very good flow. I get a nice counterclockwise flow in the aquarium.

You can see that my heater is at a bit of an angle in these pictures plus you can see some of the twisty/curvy 594 tubing. After I took these pictures, I straightened up the heater so that it was at a bit more vertical angle.



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nice plumbing work man i thought about your recommendations and analyzed the logistics of my setup. i find that I may have room to get away from the "S" configuration and run tubing beneath my shelf.



my 2217's outlet is the only thing that's keeping me from concealing it entirely beneath my shelf of course i didn't realize this until installation lol.

i think this would be best since even with the S config, i would have to have it occur above the shelf where it is still visible.

i'm about to do some maintenance, i will keep you posted!


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From some reason, all my browsers are blocking your picture in your post above. I can't see it.
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here's a shot of my fat 2217 wedged beneathe my shelf (i built, origunally as a book shelf).

i haven't replumbed yet because it took forever to finish maintenance on my tanks (i have 5) i'm getting my first dual stage regulator shipped to me tuesday. since i have to plumb my (GLA) inline diffuser anyway, i decided to do my plumbing then. this way i'll have all the tube lengths and positions of inline stuff exact.

here's a pick of the hack job i did on my tank


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