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Old 06-12-2012, 03:24 PM   #11
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Digital is just easier to read, and more accurate than ones that stick on the outside of the tank. Plus it's always on. Yeah, the glass always has the risk of breaking.

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Old 06-12-2012, 09:37 PM   #12
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Digital is just easier to read, and more accurate than ones that stick on the outside of the tank. Plus it's always on. Yeah, the glass always has the risk of breaking.

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Aquarium Water Temperature: Coralife Digital Thermometer
Thats the same one I was looking at. Lol. Do you ever have any problems with it? Or with your fish playing with it?
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I have it in my sump so no fish playing with it. Only had it for a few days now.. can't really comment on problems with it lol.
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so new issue or question with my heater a Aqueon pro 150 heater is that it has the light that changes from red when it is heating to green when it should be at temp well. When it is at green and even just by touch alone the water is way warmer then when the light is red and it is supposed to be heating. So does thin indicate that A. I need a bigger heater (I have heard that a bigger heater will not have to struggle with keeping the water temp up. B. Get a second 150 to put on the other side of the tank so it does not have to work so hard to heat that much of the tank.

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Old 06-23-2012, 07:09 PM   #15
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So just went ahead and swapped out the Aqueon pro 150 heater for Aqueon pro 200 heater heating up now so we will see if it makes much difference. Also broke down and got one of those in tank stand up thermometers. So now I have 2 stickers and the stand up one. If all else fails will just get a digital thermometer. Also have the intake thermometer on the other side of the tank then the heater is on.
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Old 06-25-2012, 11:35 PM   #16
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So new in tank thermometer reads 80 should I turn the heater down?
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Old 06-26-2012, 12:25 AM   #17
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I wouldn't be concerned with it if that was the peak reading. But yeah, it should be lower. You might not be able to get it lower (without cooling) due to room temperature and the heat put off by the pumps and stuff. But, turn the heater down 2 degrees and see if it goes down to 78.
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Right now I have a Aqueon pro 150 heater. The dial is set at 82-84. I have two sticker thermometer that both read 78. My question is. Is it to small for my tank. I bought it online from PETCO and my local store says that they will exchange it (plus the difference) for a larger one say a pro 200 heater. Should I switch or am I ok?

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Good trick to test the thermometer probe for accurate reading stick it in a cup of ice full then add cold water should read 32 degrees if higher you know the heater is defective and should exchange it other than that you dont need a larger heater that one is fine.
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