heating a large reef tank with gas

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heating a large reef tank with gas

Postby salty joe » Thu Apr 05, 2012 7:28 pm

Is this a place I could get assistance heating 800+ gallons of water with gas? I'm considering a small tankless water heater connected to PEX. The PEX would coil in the sump as a heat exchanger. Maybe a Ranco controlling the pump. So all I have is a general idea. Is this workable?

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Postby heatseeker » Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:34 am

I wouldn't think pex would be a great heat exchanger, besides the fact that it is garbage. Copper is the only way to go or direct mixing of the water would probably be the best route. In any case sounds like an Engineer is in order to draw up some plans.
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Postby Edward » Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:33 am

Is this salt water you are trying to heat? An aquarium type set up?
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Postby heatseeker » Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:35 am

he is long gone.
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