Welcome to Canadaquaria. Members please log in.

Please register to view all topics

Guests may view and use the Aquariums for Beginners area, Freshwater General Section without registering.

Registered members see Canadaquaria advertisement free.


Thermometers

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Thermometers

Post by Sandman1969 on Sun May 31, 2015 10:14 pm

I need to find out which ones are accurate as I don't think the stick on ones are. One says my shark tank is 80 deg cel but it sure doesn't feel that warm.
I have had the glass ones before but they broke both. Surprised no mercury ever leaked into the water.

Any thoughts?

Sandman1969
Angel Fish
Angel Fish

Posts : 365
Join date : 2013-09-15

Back to top Go down

Re: Thermometers

Post by fish lady on Sun May 31, 2015 11:27 pm

the stick on ones are no good i use the electronic ones now
avatar
fish lady
Pleco Poster
Pleco Poster

Posts : 656
Join date : 2015-04-26
Location : McLeod NB

Back to top Go down

Re: Thermometers

Post by GaryE on Mon Jun 01, 2015 4:37 am

Electronic ones. They sell for $18 locally, but the same ones can be bulk ordered from China for $2 each if you have multiple tanks. I bought 10 a few years ago, and 9 were accurate. Sometimes, $5-10 hardware store ones with probes (hard to find, but I have some) are great. The ones in the aquarium stores are the same things at many times the price.

I've never trusted stick ons.
avatar
GaryE
Veteran Member
Veteran Member

Posts : 2471
Join date : 2013-09-07

Back to top Go down

Re: Thermometers

Post by Sandman1969 on Mon Jun 01, 2015 7:08 am


Sandman1969
Angel Fish
Angel Fish

Posts : 365
Join date : 2013-09-15

Back to top Go down

Re: Thermometers

Post by fish lady on Mon Jun 01, 2015 7:32 am

avatar
fish lady
Pleco Poster
Pleco Poster

Posts : 656
Join date : 2015-04-26
Location : McLeod NB

Back to top Go down

Re: Thermometers

Post by Sbenson11 on Mon Jun 01, 2015 6:10 pm


Very similar to the ones I use, I bought ten of them recently for $20 shipping included from China. You can't buy the batteries that are in them for that cheap. I checked a couple of them with my big beer making thermometer and they seem pretty accurate.

Steve
avatar
Sbenson11
Support

Posts : 2580
Join date : 2013-09-08
Location : Mt.Pearl, Newfoundland

Back to top Go down

Re: Thermometers

Post by Sandman1969 on Thu Jul 02, 2015 11:17 am

I got my digital thermometer up & running. It shows a 2 degree difference compared to the sticker types.
Shark tank is currently 75.4 F.

Sandman1969
Angel Fish
Angel Fish

Posts : 365
Join date : 2013-09-15

Back to top Go down

Re: Thermometers

Post by CAAIndie on Thu Jul 02, 2015 11:27 am

Big difference in measured temperature. Thank you for the update.

_________________

Canadaquaria Administrator
www.Canadaquaria.ca
avatar
CAAIndie
Admin
Admin

Posts : 2852
Join date : 2013-09-06

http://www.Canadaquaria.ca

Back to top Go down

Re: Thermometers

Post by Sandman1969 on Thu Jul 02, 2015 11:28 am

Will have to order another one for the koi/goldfish tank as well soon.

Sandman1969
Angel Fish
Angel Fish

Posts : 365
Join date : 2013-09-15

Back to top Go down

Re: Thermometers

Post by fish lady on Thu Jul 02, 2015 12:14 pm

i find them sooooo much better
\
avatar
fish lady
Pleco Poster
Pleco Poster

Posts : 656
Join date : 2015-04-26
Location : McLeod NB

Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum