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    Default Malfunctioning Thermometer?


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    Yesterday I bought a new digital thermometer. The kind that hangs on the outside of the tank, and has a probe that you submerge in the tank.

    Well it's reading 73F! This is confusing me, because my regular glass, mercury thermometer is reading 79F. Soooo which one is screwing up?? I mean if I go get a new heater and turn it up so that the digital reads 79, and I kill my fish because the thermometer was screwed up I'll be heart broken.

    What's going on??
    130g: 4 Angelfish, 2 Roseline Sharks, 12 Conga Tetras, 5 Kuhli Loaches, 1 Otocinslus, 1 Corydora

  2. #2

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    Is there a dial to calibrate it? Every digital thermometer I've had required calibration.
    Money can't buy happiness, but it sure can pay the rent.

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    Hmmm, I'm not sure. I'll have to take a look. About where should it be located?
    130g: 4 Angelfish, 2 Roseline Sharks, 12 Conga Tetras, 5 Kuhli Loaches, 1 Otocinslus, 1 Corydora

  4. #4

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    Mine have always been on the back, or under the battery cover.
    Money can't buy happiness, but it sure can pay the rent.

  5. #5

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    Okay, there isn't one that I can see. The only thing under the battery cover is the battery.

    Is it possible that the other thermometer is wrong?
    130g: 4 Angelfish, 2 Roseline Sharks, 12 Conga Tetras, 5 Kuhli Loaches, 1 Otocinslus, 1 Corydora

  6. #6

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    Either one of them could be wrong, just because one is fancier than the other doesn't mean it is more accurate. Without a properly calibrated thermometer to test them against, its pretty hard to determine which is correct.

    Only other thing I can think of is maybe the thermometers are at different ends/depths of the tank, causing different readings.
    Money can't buy happiness, but it sure can pay the rent.

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