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A realiable accurate aquarium thermometer

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What brand is a accurate and reliable aquarium thermometer. I have strips and a digital one which you insert the probe. the readings can be 2 degrees different.  

Would be nice to know what it actually is.

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The digital one is the more reliable. Just use one and move it around to compare.

Unless you calibrate, all themometers won't be able to tell you the actual temperature but you only need relative temperature anyway. 

Example, say you have 2 digital themometers that read the same tank as 0.8 degrees different. As long as they both read another tank 0.8 degrees different then both are accurate. 

I use the cheap digital ones with external cable sensor and kitchen ones with steel spike and laser beam trigger ones. All quite accurate. 

I wouldn't use the external stick on ones especially if outside temp is quite different from your tank temperature. 

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I have 2 ir guns and the missus even got one for the kitchen. They are good, quick and accurate. I have not tried the really cheap ones but i assume they would do the job just as well.

 

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