Are you caring about the water temperature in your tank and want to equip a heater for your aquarium? It is good but not enough, nothing can ensure the accuracy of temperature than a thermometer.
Especially if you are keeping a tropical fish or any marine fish that needs warm water. A cheap heater with an inaccuracy adjustment can kill your fish. Buying the best aquarium thermometer is very important to show you exactly the water temperature. This article will get you to know about the different types of thermometer.
#1 Stick-On Aquarium Thermometers
As the name suggests, the stick-on thermometers have a sticky back and stuck on the outside of the aquarium. By this place, reading the temperature on this device seems to be very easy. It is also the most popular thermometer with any fish-keeper.
There is the down point is that the temperature that they read sometimes be influenced by room temperature. Do not place them by the side of the heater, direct sunlight, fireplace.
#2 Floating glass thermometer
With this type of thermometers, you have to submerge them fully below the water. Since they float in the tank, it may get hard for you to read the temperature.
To solve this problem, some manufacturers design them with a wide variety of colors, so you will more easy to know when the temperature runs out of the safety zone.
This device made of glass, so it is considerably more fragile than the other types of thermometer. This also leads to the possibility of booking the thermometer and may be harmful to your fish.
#3 Digital Aquarium Thermometer
The last type of thermometer I would like to share with you is a digital thermometer. This is the most expensive thermometer at all but also the most accurate thermometer as well. It is totally not influenced by the temperature surrounding.
There are two kinds of digital aquarium thermometer: Wireless connected and a thermometer with a suction.