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Diy External Filter Heater!?


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i have a 5.5 litre tank that i am going to plant and maybe put a betta in there but i dont really want to put a heater in the tank because a 25w heater is allmost the size length of the tank and it looks ugly

so i was thinking of getting this tom's rapid 200lp/h exturnal filter and drilling a hole in the top and putting a heater inside and siliconing around the rest of the heater that pops out the top

or maybe putting in my hydor mini 7w heater in there, but i would prefure the 25w one because they have a temp control

here is a rough pic of what i mean

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so what do you all think?

will it work can you see anything wrong with this idea?

the only thing im worried about is the heater might melt the filter case

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