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Old 01-25-2013, 03:14 PM   #1 
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Thermometer suggestion

Hi,

I ahve this one,:


Any suggestions on alternative floating thermometer that are accurate?
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Old 01-25-2013, 03:53 PM   #2 
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I have the Top Fin Floating Glass Aquarium Thermometer from Petsmart. Cost is $2.99.
http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...ductId=2752255

Petco has a similar one....
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Old 01-25-2013, 04:14 PM   #3 
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I think they are pretty much all the same IMO.
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Old 01-25-2013, 04:17 PM   #4 
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I think they are pretty much all the same IMO.
I agree. That's why I went with the Petsmart brand - it was the least expensive.
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Old 01-25-2013, 04:41 PM   #5 
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+1. They're all the same if they're the floating ones. The "strip" thermometers are the inaccurate ones, avoid those. I also don't trust the electronic ones with the metal rod thing to test the water. I prefer Top Fin ones because they look quite nice in a tank.
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Old 01-25-2013, 05:52 PM   #6 
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I have the Top Fin Floating Glass Aquarium Thermometer from Petsmart. Cost is $2.99.
http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...ductId=2752255

Petco has a similar one....
I have this thermometer for Bo, and he even swims around it like it's a toy!
However, it sticks to the side like it's supposed to with the sucker cup (though you can take it off and let the thermometer float around a bit), has a really accurate reading (before I put it in the tank, I tested it with warm and cold water along with my mom's medical thermometer), and like bettaisbetter said, it looks really good in a tank!

For it's price, accuracy, and aesthetic appeal, my vote is for the Top Fin floating thermometer from PetSmart!
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Old 01-26-2013, 03:52 AM   #7 
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Thanks to all, got the Topfin and my magnetic one is 2 degrees higher than Topfin. With heater thermostat set at 78, Topfin reads 78, magnetic reads 80.....
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Old 01-26-2013, 10:32 AM   #8 
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I like the ones with a suction cup because if you have a floaty one or a weighted one they easily get turned around so you can't see the line. Then you have to put your hand in to check it.
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