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  1. #1

    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: 7 Angelfish, 1 Bolivian, 12 Neon Tetras, 14 Serpae Tetras, 9 Kuhli Loaches, 1 Otocinslus, 1 Corydora ? Ghost Shrimp
    I've noticed that people HATE it when you point out how stupid they are, so now I try to do it politely.

  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.

  3. #3

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    Hmmm, I'm not sure. I'll have to take a look. About where should it be located?
    130g: 7 Angelfish, 1 Bolivian, 12 Neon Tetras, 14 Serpae Tetras, 9 Kuhli Loaches, 1 Otocinslus, 1 Corydora ? Ghost Shrimp
    I've noticed that people HATE it when you point out how stupid they are, so now I try to do it politely.

  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: 7 Angelfish, 1 Bolivian, 12 Neon Tetras, 14 Serpae Tetras, 9 Kuhli Loaches, 1 Otocinslus, 1 Corydora ? Ghost Shrimp
    I've noticed that people HATE it when you point out how stupid they are, so now I try to do it politely.

  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.

  7. #7

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    That's the thing, they are both in the same general area. I did that on purpose to make sure they would read about the same. Low an behold... Lol.

    The digital one isn't what I would call fancy. I was trying to go for something that gave me faster results, and now I'm in this mess!! It was only $10.

    I think maybe I'll get a heater that has the actuall temp settings on it. That may help me figure this out.
    130g: 7 Angelfish, 1 Bolivian, 12 Neon Tetras, 14 Serpae Tetras, 9 Kuhli Loaches, 1 Otocinslus, 1 Corydora ? Ghost Shrimp
    I've noticed that people HATE it when you point out how stupid they are, so now I try to do it politely.

  8. #8

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    Figured it out! The display is messed up. It is actually reading 78... lol. For some reason those two line that would make the 8 don't work. Phew!
    130g: 7 Angelfish, 1 Bolivian, 12 Neon Tetras, 14 Serpae Tetras, 9 Kuhli Loaches, 1 Otocinslus, 1 Corydora ? Ghost Shrimp
    I've noticed that people HATE it when you point out how stupid they are, so now I try to do it politely.

  9. #9

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    Ha, what are the odds of that! Glad you got it figured out. Stuff like that can be incredibly frustrating.
    Money can't buy happiness, but it sure can pay the rent.

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