05-14-2013, 09:29 AM
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Originally Posted by DKRST
I agree with all the above comments. In a 125 , you really do need 2 in-tank heaters, a heated sump, an in-line heater, or a canister w/built in heat. By the time you did any DIY that is reliable, you'd come out better having bought something off the shelf in terms of safety and reliability.
Check on-line, many vendors are having sales on heaters at the moment. I recommend something black like the Aqueon Pros that you can hide pretty easily, as mentioned already.
Actually, that's what mine is, Aqueon Pro. Works well... can't recall what I payed but I bought it on a boxing day sale. A 300W inline Hydor should come in under $60.