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Old 09-09-2012, 05:50 PM   #1
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Most accurate thermometer ???

With so much choice and low prices on e-bay, I still don't want to lose my time by experimenting. I need your advice, which thermometer is most accurate?

I don't really trust my adhesive stripe, because sometimes three adjacent numbers are lit at the same time... so I don't know what to think... I just want to replace it.
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Old 09-09-2012, 07:13 PM   #2
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I like the ones that suction cup onto the inside of the tank. Just be careful if you have fish that like to play with stuff in their tank, you don't want it to break and spill the mercury or alcohol into the tank.
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Old 09-09-2012, 07:16 PM   #3
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Yeah the suction cup ones work just fine IMO. I don't believe they use mercury anymore in them.
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I use a digital one in my 55g, and I love it, never guessing about what is says. It was $18 at Petco. Right now on 30g have one that has a magnet on outside that holds thermometer on inside. Works good enough, but digital is easier to read.
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Old 09-10-2012, 11:53 AM   #5
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I use these in all my tanks. Dr smith and fosters has them for about $6.99. I pay about $2 on eBay for the exact thing with free shipping.
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Old 09-10-2012, 11:57 AM   #6
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I have 1 of these in my African cichlid tank. I like aquarium gadgets and this can be read from across the room. Paid $1.98 on eBay with free shipping. It displays in celsius though.
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