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Old 05-25-2012, 12:59 PM   #1 
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Very stupid question

How do you read a aquarium thermometer, I have a Deep Blue suction cup thermometer and can tell at what increments each hash mark is. Whether it's in one or two, or can it vary?
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Old 05-25-2012, 01:04 PM   #2 
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Well, think about it. Say in between 72F and 82F, there are four little marks. Lets turn this into an algebra equation:
4x?=10
10/4=2.5
So, 4x2.5=10.
Since there are 10 degrees between 72 and 82, each one must be worth 2.5 degrees because there are four little marks.
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Old 05-25-2012, 01:08 PM   #3 
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I have a nifty little thermometer that has a green area that is 72 to 80 out lined by yellow I got it at Walmart. it makes life a lot easier.
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Old 05-25-2012, 01:17 PM   #4 
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I bought mine at some fish store and has a green area between 7o and 80 degrees, but I figured it out it's exactly two degrees per hash mark. So actually my tank was a little warm at 80.

So I turned the temp down and am trying to get it stable at 78 or 79.
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Old 05-25-2012, 08:42 PM   #5 
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80 isn't too warm, it's just about perfect. :)
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Old 05-25-2012, 10:50 PM   #6 
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I have mine at 84... bot now I better go check if I read the temperature correctly... it might actually be 88!
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