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Hi all,

as subject says - i want advice on what are good thermometers and where to get them please :-) the most important thing for me is to get an accurate room/ambient temperature thermometer (actually i want 2 - 1 for either end of my room. advice on a good "in tank" thermometer would be appreciated too but i am on a budget so this is less of a priority.

thanks :-)

love n peace

will

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I use the glass J shape thermometers that hang on the tank, sold by our sponsors. However I always check them by comparing them to a scientific mercury thermometer from work as any thermometers i've bought for aquaria tend to be + or - 1 or 2 degrees Celcius out. I just make a note of the difference and use as normal. 

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