DIY Inline heater using cable gland

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    Re: DIY Inline heater and CO2 diffuser planning

    Okay so i finally built my heater. :headbang:
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    All glued up
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    Sprayed the blue piece silver.
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    Now i just need it to dry and then i can fit it. :headbang: :hello2:
     
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    Re: DIY Inline heater and CO2 diffuser planning

    Price update?
     
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    Re: DIY Inline heater and CO2 diffuser planning

    That realy looks good man. Great job
     
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    Re: DIY Inline heater and CO2 diffuser planning

    Looks very smart!
     
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    Re: DIY Inline heater and CO2 diffuser planning

    Will update with a price as soon as i know.
     
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    Re: DIY Inline heater and CO2 diffuser planning

    I think I will be going Hydor + Up Aqua inline atomizer
     
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    Ivan what did you use to glue/epoxy your cable gland into the PVC fitting? and what size gland did you buy for the Jager, 20-26mm cable with M40 mounting thread?
     
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    Re: DIY Inline heater and CO2 diffuser planning

    +1 on the hydor's, fantastic heaters.

    When they available i will also be ditching my DIY inline heater
     
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    GOJ - I bought a M50 cable gland, because i wanted the top part of the heater to be clamped in the cable gland. I dont know what glue the guys used to glue the cable gland in the fitting, but i would use epoxy or even pvc cement. I had a small leak at first but now it doesnt leak anymore. stopped on its own.

    but as morris and JP01 said, the hydor stays the best buy.
     
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    Cool, thanks alot dude! :thumbsup:
     
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    Thanks for this thread guys, does nathan still stock the hydors ?
     
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    Thanks for this thread guys, does nathan still stock the hydors ?
     
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    Asked Sean and he said that he got 200W heaters in.
     
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    Thanks JP
     
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    Yup, and I have 2 of them already. He has them in stock...
     
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    Please do tell who is he?

    Are you talking bout the Hydor's?
     
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    Yes Hydor inline heaters.
    Picked up a couple this week

    @ The Serious reefer

    Some other nice goodies there and more coming.
     
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    Thanx Angus, will give Nathan a call tomorrow :thumb:
     
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    Hi guys,

    Apologies on reviving what looks to be an oldish thread. i see there's a lot of interest in the inline heating, and my questions are aimed at this DIY.

    @Ivan,
    I made a very similar DIY for my tank, and I actually used Pratleys Putty to glue the heater into place. Didn't think of a gland. I also made sure that my unit lay at a 45degree angle, (the "head of the heater" at the lowest part) because I noticed when I ran it level their were air pockets within the unit. Air pocket = popped heater.

    My biggest concern of this unit was that the thermostate is housed in the "head" of the heater, and this is sitting outside the inline heater. My heater ran for 2 days and didn't switch off, so I have to abandon this as a bad idea, (and loose a 300W Eheim heater that was epoxied in in the process).

    How have you overcome these obstacles?

    I am actually also interested in purchasing a proper inline heater. Just need to know which shops are going to be stocking.
     
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    its a good DIY but i think for the value of money and effort a Hydor inline heater is the way to go
     

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