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Old 02-03-2012, 12:06 PM   #1 
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Good, small thermometer?

So my new little dragon betta, Paarthurnax, survived his first night in his new home (yay!)

Everything seems to be good except for the fact that I don't know what the water temperature is and I'm getting worried! I thought I had one from my last fish years ago, but it seems as though I was wrong. I thought his water was getting too hot, so I turned the little dial down on my Elite Mini 25w and now I think he's clamping :(

So now I am in the market for a thermometer, but I want one that is relatively small considering he is only in a 1gal tank for now. I found this one on Amazon, does anyone know how big it is? Is it accurate?

Is there another kind that anyone recommends?

Thanks for helping me with all my questions so far! :D
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Old 02-03-2012, 12:13 PM   #2 
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I would just fun out to your local petstore and buy thermometer is just the basic glass one like you showed, which are accurate and about 5ish(?) inches long. I don't think they make them any smaller, but they don't take up much room and are extremely important for any tank. They're quite cheap too. (:
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Old 02-03-2012, 04:54 PM   #3 
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Yeah, if you're worried about size the smallest ones they have are the sticker thermometers and sometimes they can be waaaay off or a little off- it's just better to get a glass one for accuracy sake. When I had a 1.5g that had a sticker thermometer- it worked fine, but it was a couple of degrees off- and you can't really take it off of the tank... well, I was afraid to 'cause I was worried it would ruin the thermometer and the stickiness so I never took it off xD Stuck on there excrutiatingly well, though >.>.... So yeah, the verdict is you CAN opt for a sticker thermometer, but if you want better accuracy rather than a round about guestimation it's better to go with a glass one
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Old 02-03-2012, 07:40 PM   #4 
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That one's about 4inches big. It's super small and it's what I have in my 2 gallon tank and it'd work nicely in a 1 gallon too.
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