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    Heater Placement in Sump?

    Where do you have your heater?
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    When I ran a sump for my frag tank I placed it in the return chamber.

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    I put my heater in my sump in the last compartment ( return area) in both my tanks.

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    I have mine on the floor under the skimmer in the first compartment.
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    I run my heater in my overflow rather than the sump, that way if my return pump fails I know the stuff I actually care about isn't going to get cold.
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    I have mine in the first compartment of the sump, next to my skimmer and filter sock because that is the only compartment that I can get it far enough in the water due to its length.

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    Oh...and I have a second heater in the overflow.
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    Dang nobody keeping one in the fuge area. That's the only place mine will fit as its 13" long. It's a 20L sump. My fuge area is 12Wx13L.
    Should be ok right?
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    1st or return chamber. Where there are a lot of flow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NanaReefer View Post
    Dang nobody keeping one in the fuge area. That's the only place mine will fit as its 13" long. It's a 20L sump. My fuge area is 12Wx13L.
    Should be ok right?

    Don't think it really matters all that much. Just a personal choice.
    As long as it's in the water.

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