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Old 27-07-2009, 02:28 PM
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I've got a small viv (10 gallon) which i'm getting ready for the arrival of my new leo next month, I have my heat mat hooked up to a digital stat with the probe touching the tile which is directly on top of heat mat. I was advised to get a digital thermometer for the cooler end of the tank and i saw these on ebay...

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Digital-LCD-Fish-Aquarium-Water-Terrarium-Thermometer_W0QQitemZ350231178055QQcmdZViewItemQQp tZUK_Pet_Supplies_Fish?hash=item518b67ab47&_trksid =p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=65%3A15|66%3A2|39%3A1|293% 3A2|294%3A50

I know they say aquarium, but are they designed any differntly to vivarium ones? i know they have a rubber fitting over probe to allow it to be immersed in water but if that's the only difference surely it'd work fine out of water?
Anyway, was looking on the net and came accross reptile ones which look exactly the same (just don't have a symbol of a fish on it and it's like a tenner more!) so does anyone know if there's a difference and/or whether these cheaper thermometers will do the trick? Cheers in advance -Ads
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Old 27-07-2009, 02:51 PM
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Hi
I got two of these last week and they seem to work fine ,I bought two and they were £6.07 posted
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NICE! Cool cool, cheers matey, for the price i really can't complain even if they only last 6 months, it helps me out for the time being!
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id maybe watch with the items being in hong kong?

iv ordered stuff from hong kong on ebay and it took bloody ages to come. FYI
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Old 27-07-2009, 03:49 PM
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Try this UK based company.....eBay Seller: forttex-systems: Fish, Reptiles items on eBay.co.uk. I got a couple thermometers form them and they only took couple of days. Well happy.

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Old 27-07-2009, 03:58 PM
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try this uk based company.....ebay seller: Forttex-systems: Fish, reptiles items on ebay.co.uk. I got a couple thermometers form them and they only took couple of days. Well happy.

John

Sorry I didnt read where it was comming from thats who we got ours fromforttex came in 2 days
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Old 27-07-2009, 03:59 PM
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i agree JHT i got one of their Digital Thermometers and it's great, very accurate. i'm thinking about getting a couple more for my other vivs.
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the exo terra digi thermo's are very similiar in price and you'll find every good rep shop should stock them by the time you've paid delivery its proberly cheaper to buy the exo terra ones plus you can get em with dual function with temp and humidity on them for a few quid more http://www.seapets.co.uk/products/re...ith-probe.html
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Well i went with the forttex-systems therms, hoping they'll turn up tomorrow or friday
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