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Old 12-02-2003, 10:30 PM   #11
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I use a Radio Shack infrared thermometer to check water temps. This makes checking water temps a breeze, just point at the water and click for an instant temperature reading with almost perfect accuracy. Water changes are easy to, since I can match the temp of the water to the temp in the new tank just by playing with the faucet and clicking a few times to see the current water temp coming out of the tap. Looks like this:



They are good for around the house too, can tell food temps, find drafts in rooms, temps in the fridge/freezer, even exhaust leaks on vehicles... These types of thermometers are used for RC nitro engines a lot, they sell them cheap here:

http://www.towerhobbies.com/products.../dtxp3100.html
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Old 12-03-2003, 12:17 AM   #12
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grimlock, that is too cool. I'm assuming you need to point it directly AT the water, without glass in between.

And I like the long chopsticks idea, too!

It seems like the kitchen implements are popular for fish keeping. But I think my husband would really be grossed out if I used the food bowls for fish stuff. He used to gag years ago when he saw me with the siphon in my mouth, trying to get the water going for the tank's water change, because sometimes I'd get some of the water in my mouth...yuck :P
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