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Old 03-10-2013, 01:42 AM   #1 
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Question Best kind of thermometer?

The title says it all!
No but seriously, I've just been wondering, since I went out looking for a couple. I've recently purchased a heater for each of my bettas (they live separately, of course!) but now that I have the heaters, I'm not sure what to do in the way of thermometers. May you please help me find out?
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Old 03-10-2013, 01:56 AM   #2 
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How big are your tanks? For 5+ gallons I would go with any adjustable heater. Two well known brands are hydor theo and eheim jager. If less than 5 gallons you can try using one of those preset heaters but they do have their downsides. There is a post somewhere around here on the preset heaters.
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Old 03-10-2013, 04:34 AM   #3 
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Get an inside tank thermometer, not one that sticks on the glass. Other than that, there isn't really any special thermometer. I got mine at petco for $3.
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Old 03-10-2013, 10:19 AM   #4 
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+1 to eemmais! ^
Inside thermometers are best, outside ones are pretty inaccurate. The best ones are the glass floating thermometers with the suction cup on the side.
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Old 03-10-2013, 10:27 AM   #5 
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I have a newbie stupid question what dose 80 degree water fell like?
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Old 03-10-2013, 10:48 AM   #6 
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You can't really tell... Using a thermometer is the best way to go.
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Old 03-10-2013, 11:18 AM   #7 
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I have a thermometer and adjustable heater. Water dosnt feel very warm thats why i asked
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Old 03-10-2013, 11:41 AM   #8 
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Oh, okay then. The human body temperature is normally at 97.9F. That's why it usually feels colder than what the temperature says. Trust the thermometer, it has no body temperature really.
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I'm sorry I read this wrong.....I read heater for some reason -_-

But yeah get +1 inside thermometer
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Old 03-10-2013, 02:26 PM   #10 
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Thank you for all your advice! It's all good, I don't mind sharing! :)
Yes, Neil is actually in a large critter keeper, which I believe is anywhere from 2.5-3 gallons, and I got him a Hydor 7.5 Watt Slim heater, and for my other two (the girl, Chappy, who's in a 1.5, and Ray Charles, who in a medium sized critter keeper, that I believe is 1.5-2 gal.) I got them a different kind of heater, the Deep Blue Bettastik 7.5 Watt Mini Submersible heater.

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