Thermometer Accuracy - Liquid Crytal or Traditional?
I was just wondering what kind of thermometer people find more accurate and reliable:
The Liquid Crystal 'stick on the outside' one that changes color
The traditional thermometer that you stick in the tank and float or attach with a suction cup?
I have BOTH in my 40 SW
and 90 FW
. The Liquid Crystal thermometer on both read 2 degree colder than the traditional.
Both keep a constant temp reading...which is most important, but I am treating my FW
aquarium with the Heat/Salt method...and i NEED to get the temp up to 86...I am just not sure which thermometer to trust!
90 Gallon Fresh Water Planted w/ CO2
7 Brilliant Rasbora, 6 Harlequin Rasboras, 3 Dwarf Neon Rainbows, 1 Red Tailed Shark, 2 American Flag Fish, 4 Skunk Botia Loaches
40 Gallon Breeder Salt Water: 4 inch DSB
(2/3 Agaramax & 1/3 Sea Flor), Bak Pak 2R Skimmer w/ BBX, 2 x JBJ PHs, Coralife Lunar Aqualight (2x96w), 30lb Base Rock and 40lbs of Live Rock.
Inhabitants: Purple Firefish, Pygmy Angel, Lawmower Blenny, 2 Cleaner Shrimp, 1 Peppermint Shrimp, Pistol Shrimp(HH), 1 Emerald Crabs, 3 Porcelin Crabs(HH), varying amounts and varieties of hermit and snails.
3 Gallon Eclipse:
1 Goldfish (won free at a fair...cost $50 in equipment)