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Old 07-29-2013, 06:06 PM   #11 
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The only thing I will say is that (hence the subject line) if I have it set on 26, my thermometer says 24. So it can get a bit confusing.
Have you had this problem?
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Old 07-30-2013, 05:31 AM   #12 
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Yes it is very common to see a 1 or 2 degree difference between the heater setting and the thermometer reading,I notice that with mine too.
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Old 07-30-2013, 06:21 PM   #13 
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do you normally increase the heater temp so the thermometer reads higher?
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No,I trust that the heater is correctly heating as there is only a degree or two difference with the thermometer reading,the people at the petstore told me that happens all the time and it's the same with their store tanks too,especially when you have a bigger tank & have the thermometer (which they say you're supposed to) at the opposite end of the tank to the heater.Plus I can feel just by touching the glass that it's nice & warm in there,and I can see the light going on and off during the day.I have my boys tanks set to 27 on the heater and the thermometers ( I have one in the tanks and one strip one outside) are almost always 25 or 26.
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perfect!
thanks so much for your advice :)
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Old 07-31-2013, 08:33 PM   #16 
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I don't want to complicate things, but don't be surprised if you get different reading from different thermometers in the same tank. That is nature of the beast. We couldn't afford a thermometer that is calibrated to zero difference from nominal.

Unless the variation is huge (~+/- 5 degrees) it isn't critical. The most important characteristic is constant temp if you are within the tolerance level of the fish,
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You're welcome!
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Old 07-31-2013, 11:31 PM   #18 
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no that's not confusing!
I totally understand... I just wanted to make sure I was doing the right thing by my fishy :)
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