Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > General Aquarium Forums > General Hardware/Equipment Discussion

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 07-26-2006, 09:50 AM   #11
Aquarium Advice Freak
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Richmond, Virginia
Posts: 476
I've been tempted by the digitals, but the best of them are only accurate to within 1.5 degrees. That means that the difference between any two readings could be 3 degrees.

I know I'm being picky, but that's too big a deviation for my taste.

src is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2006, 10:27 AM   #12
Aquarium Advice Addict
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Nebraska, USA
Posts: 6,703
Originally Posted by Lonewolfblue
I own 5 of these, and they're all very accurate, until the battery goes dead after 2 years...then they read really cold for some reason

Former advisor and planted tank geek...life's moved on though.
malkore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2006, 10:30 AM   #13
Aquarium Advice Addict
plecoperson's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Evanston, Illinois
Posts: 1,245
I have two of the coralife ones-they seem to work very well and aren't too $$. Need another so I don't have to keep dragging one out of the tank every time I do a water change.

Remember that Darwin was mostly right!
plecoperson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2006, 11:47 AM   #14
Algae Fighter
JustOneMore20's Avatar

Join Date: May 2006
Location: Birmingham, AL
Posts: 3,872
Send a message via MSN to JustOneMore20
I liked my Coralife one until I dropped it into the tank....not good.

I think I may go with the one dehinrichs suggested. I just have to make myself pay $20 for a thermometer though. The digi-mag ones are cool...but too big. I wouldn't want to keep it in the tank all the time. It would bother me.

So far I've had luck with the cheapo glass ones. When I had my Coralife one, it was always within a degree of the glass one, so I guess they aren't too off.

2 planted tanks: 40g, 20g ; 38g Reef tank
My links to pics: 40g breeder planted build, 40g breeder planted update, My 38g Reef Build

JustOneMore20 is offline   Reply With Quote

meters, thermometer

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Whacky thermometers yohann976 Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 5 12-05-2009 01:38 PM
How accurate are the stick on thermometers? new2betas Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 11 08-08-2008 08:02 PM
Frustrated with Thermometers neilanh General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 9 08-03-2008 02:38 AM
Digital thermometers Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 11 10-17-2003 01:28 PM
Opinion on thermometers saltyrenee Saltwater Reef Aquaria 7 04-11-2003 06:08 AM

» Photo Contest Winners

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:35 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.