04-02-2013, 02:20 AM #1
Recommendations for digital heater?
My stupid heater went out, so i'm ordering new ones and while shopping around, I figured why not add in a digital thermometer?
Anyone recommend this vs the glass/mercury or etoh ones?
if so, what brand to get?
04-02-2013, 02:33 AM #2
I've never used a digital heater but I thought I'd still mention that I've been using the same aqueon heater for probably about 4 years now and haven't had any issues with it. It's kept my aquariums to the correct temperature consistently, although as I mentioned in your other thread that the numbers aren't accurate so you just need to adjust the dial based on the tank thermometer using the calibration method that I discussed.
04-02-2013, 02:57 AM #3
You might need a higher wattage but honestly from reviews I've read online to videos by aquarium owners I've seen on youtube, this is one of the best heaters I've seen around. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...A3MBLM22GT6WU1
04-02-2013, 11:51 AM #4
I have 3 digital thermometers. I have 2 marineland and one coralife. They are ok, certainly easy to read. They all read a bit different as the accuracy is +/- 1 degree. These were on the cheap end of the spectrum ($6-$12) I am sure that there are better ones out there but mine read consistently and only have about a .5 degree difference between them.
04-02-2013, 02:11 PM #5
04-02-2013, 02:18 PM #6
I use the Lifegard little giant since 1998, and it is as accurate as the glass thermometer. It reacts faster to a temp drop when I do a water change than my glass thermometer.
04-02-2013, 02:29 PM #7
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wait your title says heater but your thread said thermometer lol.....
any ways. i got one off fleabay and it worked fine, even after is fell into the tank 3 times.... only thing i had to compare it to was the alcohol ones tho....
if you want crazy accurate then go with a thermocouple lolKING OF THE GOLD BARBS RAWR!!!!
I wonder if i plant one of my tiger barbs would the demon seed grow to a full tree?
gotta love them bunnies!
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04-02-2013, 03:23 PM #8
haha, got a little off topic
If I had the time, i'd do my own thermocouple and build a heater under my sand, but I can only dream.
I'll check out those recommended digital heaters, I just wish they weren't battery operated, prefer plug and forget deals.