Thermometers: Digital Or Analog?

CarrieFisher

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Which do you prefer and why?

I currently have two differently analogs in my tank, a sinking on the bottom left and a suction cup mounted one in the top right.
 

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The digital ones are the most accurate since those are probe based, just more expensive. Never used analog thermometers, I use the alcohol based ones.
 

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I prefer digital.

I have two analog, one of which always seems to read 3 degrees colder than my digital. I don't like that at all, especially when trying to temperature match water changes. The other analog got algae behind the tube, which makes it hard to read. I've even scrubbed with a toothbrush but can't get the algae out. I don't like looking at it from all angles trying to figure it out.

The digital thermometers aren't perfect--I'm not a huge fan of yet another wire sticking out of my tanks. But I'm a huge fan of being able to quickly glance at easy-to-read numbers to make sure the temperatures are in a good range. I had a heater that only worked intermittently, and I didn't find out for a while because my analog thermometer was tough to read and didn't show the temperature fluctuations.

I buy my digital thermometers on Amazon, and even the cheap ones have done just fine. Plus, it's nice to have a spare when temperature matching for water changes.
 

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Also a lot of the digital thermometers have high and low temp alarms. Mine beep if the temp gets outside of 24° to 28°
 
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Thanks everyone!
See, here, i assumed the opposite! Lol
I thought ppl relied more on the basic types and that electronic might be considered finicky! Lol
Maybe ill look into new one
 

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Thanks everyone!
See, here, i assumed the opposite! Lol
I thought ppl relied more on the basic types and that electronic might be considered finicky! Lol
Maybe ill look into new one
Mine was around $5 on Amazon. When I bought it I thought it was cheap so if it breaks I'm not out much money. It has worked fabulously. I've had it since October without any issues.
 
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