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post #1 of 5 Old 12-22-2012, 03:08 PM Thread Starter
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Digital thermometer

Tbh just because I don't like having one on the front of my glass and because I unfortunately have to sit it in an alcove and only get minimal side view as it is I'd prefer to have a nice digi sat on the tank that requires no effort to look at etc and I can properly monitor.

So, are there any 'must buys' or any 'definitely stay away' froms out there?

And secondly where would be the ideal location to sit the probe?
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post #2 of 5 Old 12-22-2012, 04:40 PM
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Here is what I am going to use. It runs on 12VDC so either a transformer or 12VDC power supply is needed.

Audible output, relay output, digital display, adjustable display temperature to match actual temp.

In my case I am just going to connect it to my alarm in order to monitor it on my phone. I might look for a ZWave product to do the same but haven't taken the time to look for anything yet.

I'm considering a Via aqua titanium unit for a heater that has a probe outside of the element housing. I figure the price of the unit is about the same as buying a typical heater and separate probe. I was going to look at the Fluval E but haven't heard as much good as bad news about it. I suspect that one of the issues with the sensitive display has to do with the sensor being in the housing with the heater element.

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Total years fish keeping experience: 7 months, can't start counting in years for a while yet.

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Small scale nitrogen cycle with a jar, water and fish food; no substrate, filter etc
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Now I'm no shirk when I comes to spending freely on the tanks but I reckon that way over priced for what I want. Haha. and probably over technical too. God knows it would be nice but I'd need to have a fish room and have that crazy thing hooked up everywhere to warrant it I reckon.
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post #4 of 5 Old 12-22-2012, 06:25 PM
I had to force myself to spend the extra $3 for a second thermometer for the 220.


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post #5 of 5 Old 12-22-2012, 06:39 PM Thread Starter
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Well $ wise as I run in the great British pound, I wa s expecting to pay somewhere between 30 and 50$.
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