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Old 07-26-2006, 09:50 AM   #11
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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.

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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

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Old 07-26-2006, 10:30 AM   #13
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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.

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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.

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