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dramaqueen 02-14-2009 02:18 PM

thermometers
 
Is there a good digital thermometer out there that I could get that doesn't cost too terribly much? A digital thermometer would be so much easier for me to read.

Nudist 02-14-2009 02:55 PM

do you buy off Ebay? i bought 6 of these a while back from this seller and they are doing fine other than the suction cup not staying stuck to the tank but to me thats no big deal. i kept a regular thermometer in the tank for a couple of weeks when i first put the new one in and they all stayed the same.

Digital Aquarium Thermometer Fish Terrarium Vivarium bl - eBay (item 220360396635 end time Feb-16-09 16:17:23 PST)

Steve

dramaqueen 02-14-2009 03:01 PM

Thanks for the suggestion.

jeaninel 02-14-2009 03:03 PM

I have 2 of those same digital thermometers. I got them from Petsmart for about $8 or $9 each. But I found them to be a couple degrees off so I went back to the old standard glass thermometer. I agree they're much easier to read though.

dramaqueen 02-14-2009 03:09 PM

I'm using a glass thermometer now and its hard for me to read. I'm visually impared and I like digital better. I'll look at Petsmart. Thanks.

Tyyrlym 02-16-2009 07:59 AM

My advice is to not bother with the Coralife model. Even though mine calibrated properly it still was off by several degrees in my normal operating range. It's also too sensitive, constantly bouncing around. If you're going to get a digital I'd spend the extra cash and get a nicer one. The Coralife one is junk in my opinion.

dramaqueen 02-16-2009 08:16 AM

Thanks, Tyyrlym. I'll stay away from the Coralife ones. I'd like to get one as accurate as possible.The digitals probably aren't all perfect but I need something I can read. lol

onefish2fish 02-16-2009 08:17 AM

def. junk, i agree with that opinion.

just picking up my thermometer makes the screen go wild. i had a controller laying around that i hooked up recently. constantly reads pH and temp and prob. doesnt get much more accurate then that.you can even plug your heater into it and it keeps it at that temp. im not saying invest this much for a thermometer but its an option. i want to say they have larger size glass thermoms that have bigger numbers on them but im not sure.


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