These can make the already-inaccurate strips wildly unreliable, and if you act (or fail to act) according … $10 aquarium thermometer? I'm fixing to order a couple stick-ons from MRB, but what I really like are those in the pictures earlier in this thread. No, I have the 6 gallon Mr Beer fermenter that is plastic. If you have to contort your body just to see the thermometer, it's not in an ideal location. No big deal, just wondering. Regardless of the type you choose, we recommend using a thermometer for every aquarium. Dr. Saint-Erne is is part of The Spruce Pets' veterinary review board. Each basic type has several subtypes with their own pros and cons. Better to get a $10 aquarium digital thermometer and tape it on, then you get actual degrees. If you have a Meat Refrigerator Pool Oven  you can use this - it goes way high up there. And check the temp of grains you are cooking or the boil temp of your hops. Rite brew is the shiznit. stick on one but the readability faded on me. I wouldn't think many in here need those, but they're good for me so I can learn those particular basics. Does it need to be at approx. Dr. Nick Saint-Erne has worked in veterinary hospitals treating a variety of animals, including zoo animals and exotic pets for over 35 years. Assuming the heater works, set it so it just comes on, and monitor the temperature on an accurate thermometer. But it may not be more accurate, it just implies that it is I did have the $1.95 (now on sale for $1.45!!) Below is my sticker, temp gun says 69.6. As long as i know a ball park figure. Yea I saw that I think it was suppose to read. You may not be able to see the debris that is preventing your suction cups from sticking, but that does not mean it's not there. There is some debate regarding the effect of the room air temperature on these types of thermometers, as they are located on the outside of the tank and can be impacted by the air temperature and thickness of the glass between the thermometer and aquarium water. But it may not be more accurate, it just implies that it is . MiniYoda, say you are pointing that infrared gun at a glass jug. The standing models sink, which allows for a temperature reading near the bottom of the tank. In order to make a stick-on fish tank thermometer as accurate as possible, Starting an Aquarium suggests making sure there is no direct sunlight falling on the strip and that it is not right next to a heating or cooling source such as a furnace, fireplace, air conditioner vent, swamp cooler, etc. Stick on thermometers are the most widely used thermometer in freshwater aquariums as they are often provided as part of the new aquarium package. Lastly, the thermometer reads best when viewed straight on, so place it accordingly. When choosing a style, check the probe cord length, as it varies from model to model. Mr. Beer sells stick on thermometers (not that useless sticker) for $1.95. Are you referring to the little stick-on that just has 3 colors, or the bigger one with the numbers on it? Nickfixit thanks. Sorry, but for the money, I have this, https://www.walmart.com/ip/LCD-IR-Infrared-Temperature-Gun-Graden-Contact-Thermometer-50-330-58-626/124410397?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=12117&adid=22222222227162835839&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=c&wl3=277803106526&wl4=pla-463341585048&wl5=9014253&wl6=&wl7=&wl8=&wl9=pla&wl10=117089218&wl11=online&wl12=124410397&wl13=&veh=sem. With these, there is a risk of battery leakage in the tank. Generally, these models require batteries to operate, although a few high-end models plug into the wall outlet. I just received a new LBK and no thermometer. Make sure that the surface is dry as well. When using LCD thermometers, do not place them in direct sunlight or near a heating or cooling vent; aquariums should not be placed in such locations anyway. Like LCDs, these can be placed wherever needed, but unlike stick-on thermometers these can be moved to take readings in different areas of the aquarium. To me, the difference in a degree doesnt bother me. Although they display the temperature with digits, it is not an electronic digital thermometer. Possibly the biggest downside of these type is the fact that most are made of glass, and thus are more fragile than other types. Hi @TBONE 69, great question. If your tank has large boisterous fish, this is not a wise choice for a thermometer. You can wash the suction cups for your aquarium by using an aquarium-safe cleaning product you purchased from your local pet supply store, or you can soak them in vinegar and then scrub them with a washcloth. 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