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coco

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well my digital thermometer has arrived ( after this fiasco, no more glass thermometers http://www.kokosgoldfish.invisionzone.com/forum/index.php?/topic/101707-alert-thermometer-splits-whilst-inside-the-tank/ )

Do i put this inside the tank.....eek .......battery and all????? Doesn't seem right, metal inside water....

serious doubts............. :hmm

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think most are just a sensor that goes under water(should be a little wire) then the thermometer digital bit goes on the outside, I havnt used one though i use a glass one(gonna read that thread now)

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ok read that thread.... think i will replace mine too with this? http://www.amazon.co.uk/Caltrad-Digital-Aquarium-Vivarium-Thermometer/dp/B00809DN84/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1344424801&sr=8-1

actually thats a good example of what i was on about, the wire would go in the water and the digital bit on the outside ;)

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Do you have a link to the one you bought? Typically just the sensor sits in the water and then the digital reading part of it suctions to the outside of the tank :)

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think most are just a sensor that goes under water(should be a little wire) then the thermometer digital bit goes on the outside, I havnt used one though i use a glass one(gonna read that thread now)

EDIT

ok read that thread.... think i will replace mine too with this? http://www.amazon.co...44424801&sr=8-1

actually thats a good example of what i was on about, the wire would go in the water and the digital bit on the outside ;)

i think you can buy digital thermometers with probe and without probe...........mines one without a probe, the link amazon is with probe

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Do you have a link to the one you bought? Typically just the sensor sits in the water and then the digital reading part of it suctions to the outside of the tank :)

its a generic one, it doesn't come with a sensor / probe - i know what you mean about the sensor. will get a pic.

seriously thinking of sticking with just stick-ons thermometers

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Coco,

This is what I have

http://www.petco.com...at=OnSiteSearch

Only the sensor part stays in the water. The rest (the display) stays out.

Thanks alex. ok so its a probe one. So inorder for the meter to read it, electric(?) travels up from the probe, up the electric wire?

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Yes, but that amount of electricity is so minuscule that it doesn't do anything to harm anyone. I've had my thermometer running for over a year and a half, and still don't need to change new batteries.

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I'm not critizing or anything, i just need to be clear on how it worked, thats all

Oh, I know. I understand why you would want to be very careful after the thermometer incident. I had the same thing happen, and understand completely :)

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