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Old 01-01-2009, 06:39 PM   #1
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Unhappy need help with strip thermometer!!!!

i have an external strip thermometer for my tank, but i dont have any idea what all the colors mean. please tell me what the colors mean.

oh and by the way, the type of thermometer that it is is a: Top Fin Large Strip Aquarium Thermometer.

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I know on mine the green color is the actual temp. They are not that accurate.

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Those strip thermometers are not good at all, except maybe for a trend. If you set & measure the actual temp with a "real" thermometer, then note where that color change stripe is at .... you can get an idea that the temp is off if that strip is way off the original mark. <Don't worry about the numbers or anything else on the strip, it is so inaccurate as to be meaningless.>
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