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Old 03-09-2006, 05:09 PM   #11
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If you're thermometer is truly a mercury one (silver liquid), you may want to get it out of the tank now instead of waiting for the replacement. An accidental bump during a water change could break it poisoning your fish and risking your health as well.
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I have a Visitherm Deluxe in my 75, no complaints at all, and adjusting the temp is easy. However according to the dial it's 77, the actual temp is @ 79. Not too far off..

I use a thermometer (alcohol) to get the reading and adjust it by that. but once it's set, you never have to touch it again.
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It's not a mercury thermometer...my mistake.
It sounds like for now I should trust the thermometer a bit more and turn the heater down a notch. Thanks all.
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Old 03-10-2006, 02:55 PM   #14
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i just wanted to say i agree on the digital thermometers... i just bought 4 of them.. 1 for each tank and one for each snake tank. Its really nice to see the exact temp all the time.
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