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Old 01-22-2019, 02:50 AM   #1
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Thermometer recommendation?

Can anyone recommend an attractive and accurate thermometer for a small 3.5 gallon tank? I've heard the adhesive strip sort does not work that well and I'd like something more attractive than the plain glass tube kind. And I would like for it not to take up too much space as I don't have much to spare. Are their any nano thermometers that anyone has come across?

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Old 01-22-2019, 02:53 AM   #2
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You could go digital........

Zacro LCD Digital Aquarium Thermometer Fish Tank Water Terrarium Temperature https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01A0TMS6Y..._RVSrCbSFAYV8K
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Old 01-22-2019, 04:27 AM   #3
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Oh that's so cool, I didn't even know digital thermometers existed for aquariums. I saw they even have one that connects to a usb. I may just have to get one!

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Old 01-22-2019, 06:32 AM   #4
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They're priced well and they work good. You can hide them pretty good too.
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Old 01-22-2019, 09:49 AM   #5
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I agree with King Fisher. I have that digital thermometer and much prefer it over the plain glass tube one I used to have. It reads well, is easy to hide, and makes checking the temperature easy.
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For me, the digital thermometer fail. The glass tube is like a timex watch
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Old 01-24-2019, 09:10 PM   #7
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I agree with the digital ones , but I have gone to using heater controllers like the Inkbird ones so I don't really check the temps of my tanks because I trust the controller to keep it within reason and I can rely on the controller .
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I agree with the digital ones , but I have gone to using heater controllers like the Inkbird ones so I don't really check the temps of my tanks because I trust the controller to keep it within reason and I can rely on the controller .
Depends on room temp a lot of times with the built in thermometer settings on the heater. For example, I keep my tanks in a basement and in the winter when it hits 58 degrees down there I would have to set the temp on the heater at 85 degrees to keep my tank at 77 degrees. Lid or no lid also changes things. I always have a back up to compare temps.
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If you are able check your digital thermometer against something that is accurate. I have a Thermoworks Digital instant read thermometer that is calibrated and is accurate and reads 2 degrees F lower than my digital tank thermometer so you adjust accordingly.
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