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Old 11-29-2010, 05:46 PM   #1 
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how aquarium strip temp works?

so i just got my 10 gal tanks, 100w heater, and thermometer strip.

i was thinking of buying the old school submersible cylinder thermometer but i looked at the cool small thermometer strip ($2.99).
it says "attach to outside of aquarium surface"

am i suppose to open the white plastic on the back??? cuz i dont think im suppose to.

anyone can help me?? i wanna test my heater cuz it got no temp.
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Old 11-29-2010, 06:00 PM   #2 
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If the white plastic back is sticky then don't remove it, it is the adhesive. If it isn't sticky but the part under it is then remove it. The strip thermometers stick to the outside of the glass.
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Old 11-29-2010, 06:11 PM   #3 
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Yep, remove the strip! :) I have one on my tank and I love it! The green color shows the exact temperature, but if there is no green, the exact temperature is in between the blue and yellow/brown color. It's very useful and very cheap! :)
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Old 11-29-2010, 06:19 PM   #4 
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ty.
so hard to remove that white back plastic.
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Old 11-29-2010, 06:59 PM   #5 
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May I suggest you go and get one of those submersible glass thermometers? They are much more reliable in giving you the exact temperature of the water. The strips get close, but it gives is the temperature of the glass, not the water. Just saying :)
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Old 11-29-2010, 07:33 PM   #6 
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May I suggest you go and get one of those submersible glass thermometers? They are much more reliable in giving you the exact temperature of the water. The strips get close, but it gives is the temperature of the glass, not the water. Just saying :)
Hehe, true! I forgot about that part But I'm pretty satisfied with my "in the ballpark" range, but I can see why some people would want an exact reading
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Old 11-29-2010, 07:56 PM   #7 
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oh my goodness!
your right!
by the way i looked at it... its glued to the "glass" aquarium.
and its pretty cold 64 says on the strip
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Old 11-29-2010, 09:27 PM   #8 
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Do you have a heater?

Nevermind, it says you have one :P

Turn the heater up then, it's not doing it's job if it says 64! :)
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Old 11-30-2010, 01:57 PM   #9 
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I like my glass thermometer not only for it's accuracy, but my betta likes it too. well, he actually hates it, but he kind of plays with it.. gives him something to do =]
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Old 11-30-2010, 02:58 PM   #10 
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As mentioned above,the stick on ones arent accurate and are giving the temperature of the glass not the water inside .
Personally I'd stay with the old glass type ones (quick tip: If you go to buy a cheap one check the reading of it in the shop compared to other more expensive brands to check its accurate).

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