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    Heads up. Sybon digital thermometer.

    reefer87
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    Post by reefer87 on Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:48 pm

    I just discovered my thermometer that I won in the raffle is faulty. My will not show full numbers any more with 5 different batteries that I bought for spares. The battery that was in it was extremly corroded and the insides were all wet. I looked up the reviews and found people wit similar issues. Check yours to prevent the battery from rupturing and leaking battery acid inro your system. The reviews said that some were water tight and some weren't. I guess I got a bad one.
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    Post by dwolson2 on Fri Dec 30, 2011 1:35 am

    yea, I have 2, one for my main and one for my qt...whenever i set it up. anyway, one of mine did the same thing!


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    Post by clownfish14 on Fri Dec 30, 2011 2:11 am

    They arnt expensive thermometers so i would expect them to eventually become faulty. The main thermometer in your tank should not be a cheap one


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    Post by dwolson2 on Fri Dec 30, 2011 2:13 am

    For a while it was.. Lol


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    Post by clownfish14 on Fri Dec 30, 2011 2:15 am

    Ya temp is pretty important. You should have multiple high end thermometers in order to doubble check the otherones


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    Post by nikecivic on Fri Dec 30, 2011 2:29 am

    a controller will fix all problems....one of the best investments you can buy either fresh or salt water.


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    Post by clownfish14 on Fri Dec 30, 2011 2:29 am

    Agreed ^


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    Post by reefer87 on Fri Dec 30, 2011 2:31 am

    Just throwing a warning out there for ya'll to be aware of.
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    Post by clownfish14 on Fri Dec 30, 2011 2:32 am

    Ya appriciate it man


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    Post by sisterlimonpot on Fri Dec 30, 2011 3:01 am

    Where did you have the display? was it around any moisture that may have been accumulating from the tank?


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    Post by clownfish14 on Fri Dec 30, 2011 3:02 am

    They go inside the tank i think


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    Post by reefer87 on Fri Dec 30, 2011 3:03 am

    It's a submerged thermometer.
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    Post by sisterlimonpot on Fri Dec 30, 2011 3:07 am

    I just looked up a picture and remember which ones they are. Thinking more about it, you're right reefer, I wouldn't use those things in my tank fro the plain fact that saltwater can corrode the battery and then cause all kinds of problems in the tank...


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    Post by reefer87 on Fri Dec 30, 2011 3:09 am

    Yeah it was close. My battery didn't start leaking acid yet but if I wouldn't have noticed the messed up display it probably would have.
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    Post by sisterlimonpot on Fri Dec 30, 2011 3:22 am

    Not just the leaking acid but the chemical reaction that caused the corroded battery in the first place, that can lead to a huge problem.


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    Post by reefer87 on Fri Dec 30, 2011 3:23 am

    Ok I will keep an eye out on the tank. I'm doing a pwc tomorrow anyways.
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    Post by clownfish14 on Fri Dec 30, 2011 8:58 am

    Whats a pwc?


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    Post by reefer87 on Fri Dec 30, 2011 11:26 am

    Partial water change.

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