Thread: water temp
05-01-2012, 03:46 PM #1Member Platy
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Hi All! Well I'm at the point where I need to know what the most accurate water thermometers are. I've read reviews and bought a couple but I have nothing for sure to tell me precisely what the temp of my water is. Can you help? Thanks in advance :)
05-01-2012, 04:21 PM #2
I have found digital thermometers to be the more accurate choice
I use the below one. Seams to be accurate
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05-01-2012, 04:32 PM #3
0Originally Posted by Guppykeeper
05-01-2012, 04:35 PM #4
I use a regular thermometer that suctions to the inside of my tank and found a temp on my heater to keep my tank at 78.46 gal fw tank with black skirt tetras, neon tetras, spotted corys, green corys, 1 guppy, cherry barbs, otoclinus, snails & 4 amano shrimp - plastic & live plants
5 gal QT with green corys & 2 guppies
05-01-2012, 04:43 PM #5
Got the standard glass tube, sticker, and even a Ryobi Infrared Temp Gun.
All in all, I trust the glass tube and Ryobi more than the sticker.
And I like to used the gun, hold the trigger and get a full scan/sweep of the tank to see the general temp patterns of the tank. <<<=== Just means I'm probably OCD about it.
05-01-2012, 04:45 PM #6
If the temperature in your tank is critical and you really want to know - buy three different makes (average lower cost units - you can buy a high end calibration unit for $$$) and just average all three if they are all close (if not, get another and then throw out the single unit that is significantly different; if all are significantly differ - you are really unluck!)
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