what do you use as a thermometer?

  1. allaboutfish

    allaboutfish Well Known Member Member

    plz provide a link.
     
  2. pirahnah3

    pirahnah3 Fishlore VIP Member

  3. ryanr

    ryanr Moderator Moderator Member

    Thermometer or heater? (you've posted in the Heaters forum)

    I use simple glass ones available for around $3-5 at any LFS. I think all mine are Marineland :;dk

    I don't like the stick on ones, as they rely on heat transfer through the glass, and can be inaccurate.

    If you meant heaters - then Eheim Jager all the way.
     
  4. B

    Borisbbadd Guest

    I just use the stick on kind, but I check them every once in a while, with a big "old people eye friendly" brewing thermometer.....:;eye
     
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    allaboutfish

    allaboutfish Well Known Member Member

    thermometer. i thought itd be best put it in the heaters forum. i hate the little glass stick on kinds bc i cant read what it is.
     
  6. Wendy Lubianetsky

    Wendy Lubianetsky Well Known Member Member

    Thermometer & Heater

    This is what I use on all my aquariums. I love them. I think they are between 5-7 dollars. If you are talking heaters, I use a 250 watt Aqueon Pro Heater with a light on it. I like it because I have had heaters go out in the past and I don't know until I stick my arm in there for some reason and it is cold. I believe red is heating and green in "on". I use the 250 Watt on my 100 gallon tank, and a lesser wattage on my others. I don't have it on all my aquariums yet, I am to cheap to replace heaters that are already working.
     
  7. ploopy

    ploopy Valued Member Member

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    allaboutfish

    allaboutfish Well Known Member Member

    i need something easy to read

    i was thinking of using a probe. would that work?
     
  9. Jaysee

    Jaysee Fishlore Legend Member

    My thermometer
     

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  10. Akari_32

    Akari_32 Fishlore Legend Member

  11. R

    Rikard Valued Member Member

    I've got a normal glass thermometer in my tank, but I find myself actually using a laser thermometer. Whats nice about it is that all you have to do is press a button & it gives you the temp. on a digital display. I also use it to make sure the water I add when I'm doing changes is the same temp. as the tank water. Some of them are expensive, but basic models aren't way too bad. You can pick them up at a hardware store. When I place the laser on the tank floor some of the fish will chase it around like a dog or cat will, which is also pretty amusing.
     
  12. kinezumi89

    kinezumi89 Fishlore VIP Member

    I use an infra-red temp gun. Kinda like this one, but not this model (I just picked a random one off of google): http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_...1x00003a&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=SPM6110219502

    The less expensive ones aren't as accurate, but they're super convenient. I use them to check fishtanks, when cooking, and of course to play with the cat using the laser pointer. :)

    I've found the stick-on ones to be very unreliable. I just peeled mine off and threw it away the other day.
     
  13. R

    Rikard Valued Member Member

    That's what I was actually referring to above. I love that thing. Although my dog seems more interested in the laser than the cat for some reason. Probably b/c my cat's a jerk.
     
  14. Aquarist

    Aquarist Fishlore Legend Member

  15. L

    Lexi03 Well Known Member Member

    I use a digital instant read kitchen thermometer.
     
  16. Jay-raddd

    Jay-raddd Valued Member Member

  17. F

    Fish Monger Valued Member Member

    I use stick on and glass thermometers on my tanks and the Jaysee method for water changes.
     
  18. Aquarist

    Aquarist Fishlore Legend Member

  19. Butterfly

    Butterfly Moderator Moderator Member

    Posting links instead of the pics is ok :)
    Carol
     
  20. s

    steve Valued Member Member