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Old 06-13-2011, 01:32 AM   #1
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Thermometer Recommendations

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I have a 75gal SW Tank. I would like recommendations for an accurate thermometer please. If there are any brands better than others and such please let me know.

Right now I have a stick-on from the LFS that said it was a good one. However my Heater is set to 77 and I read 82 anywhere I have it on the tank. I would like information on one that goes in the tank and one that I can just use when I want/as a back-up and to take with me to check other tank temps for accuracy.

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I use these in the majority of my large tanks, because they are easy to read quickly.

Top Fin&#153 Digital Aquarium Thermometer - Heaters & Accessories - Fish - PetSmart

But the stick on thermometers are just as accurate as the fancy digitial ones, just a little harder to read. It sounds like your heater is the issue with not being accurate, which I would not worry about as long as it's maintains the correct steady temp.
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I use these in the majority of my large tanks, because they are easy to read quickly.

Top Fin&#153 Digital Aquarium Thermometer - Heaters & Accessories - Fish - PetSmart

But the stick on thermometers are just as accurate as the fancy digitial ones, just a little harder to read. It sounds like your heater is the issue with not being accurate, which I would not worry about as long as it's maintains the correct steady temp.
Thanks, now that you mention it, I haven't seen the heater kick on much, so maybe it's because of the "heat waves" we've had. I had to put the air on once it was so hot and muggy in here.

I don't have the tank by any house duckwork, but heat transfers take place anyway. Duh me lol I don't like closing up during the summer, but looks like I will have to and run the a/c during day and switch to heat at night to keep house constant temp.
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