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Water temperature alarm
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I did my water change and pruned the plants, as usual I turned off the heater: then forgot to switch it back on once finished  Blush 
For some reason I remembered in the small hours so jumped out of bed and switched it on! No harm done, takes hours to cool in summer.
Does anyone know of a water temperature alarm? 
I've found a couple of cheapo Chinese things on eBay but they aren't adjustable, so not much use to anyone really!
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I'm looking at purchasing one of these (https://www.theaquariumsolution.com/product/3077/273) for my marine tank. It has a audible alarm should the temperate drop/raise beyond a point.

There are other similar controllers out there as well.
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We have a product called Ink Bird, a digital thermostat, you can set the temp and when it gets too high or too low an alarm goes off.
Bikini Bottom - 168l
Bronze & Albino Cory, Black Widows, Cherry Barbs, Green Tiger Barb (rescues), Amanos.
The Kremlin - 58l 
Bronze Corys.
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Anyone got links and prices for the above, please? Smile
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(22-08-2019, 03:21 PM)jacksdad Wrote: Anyone got links and prices for the above, please? Smile
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Inkbird-ITC30...SwwBha4tcQ

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/D-D-DUAL-HEAT...SwISNbeCJ0
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Thinking of the Inkbird as its half the price of the other!
I assume the 2 plug sockets are for linking units, so I don't need them. Is the probe used in the water? I mean as opposed to fastened to the outside glass?
Thanks for the help again Smile
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Yes the probe goes into the water.
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Bronze & Albino Cory, Black Widows, Cherry Barbs, Green Tiger Barb (rescues), Amanos.
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I think the Inkbird is used quite a lot for home brewing. The second plug is for a fan to keep the temperature as constant as possible. When the upper set temp is achieved the heater cuts out and fan kicks in then when temp gets down to the lower setting heater kicks in and fan switches off.
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(24-08-2019, 04:14 PM)jacksdad Wrote: Thinking of the Inkbird as its half the price of the other!
I assume the 2 plug sockets are for linking units, so I don't need them. Is the probe used in the water? I mean as opposed to fastened to the outside glass?
Thanks for the help again Smile

The second plug socket is for cooling. So you could have a fan or chiller attached and the heater in the other, so if the temperature raises too much, then the fan/chiller is activated.

Inkbird is quite popular in the reptile world as well (I had one for the tortoises). The controller is a bit bulky in my view though.
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I did the exact same thing during my last water - gonna have to look into an inkbird myself!

It’s so easily done, especially when most of my tanks have the heater low in the tank so I can leave them on during water changes... that’s great for those tanks but makes it stupidly easy to forget the one tank with a heater that hangs from the lid...
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