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  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 4
  • Ease Of Use: 5
  • Usefulness: 4
Great for aquarium – Solar Powered 1.2" LCD Digital Thermometer (-50~150'C) Reviews

posted by Bratwurst on 01/15/2011 Certified Owner

Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

Pros:
Sturdy plastic construction, this device is molded with clips in the back so that it could be panel mounted through a rectangular cutout. The temperature reading is very responsive and accurate, the display is big and easy to read.
Cons:
As stated elsewhere in a discussion thread this device does have a LR44 battery inside for voltage stabilization. Not sure how well it will work without it. The probe is not weighted and isn't very heavy.
Other:
Bought this to use for my freshwater aquarium as maintaining a consistent temperature is very important, though since the probe tends to float, you would have to loop the wire through a heavy metal nut or washer to keep it underwater. I plan to run the wire beneath gravel and have the probe hide inside a hollow decoration so it's less obvious.
Bottomline:
For the price (compared to how much you'd pay elsewhere) this is a great little thermometer and its shortcomings are easily resolved.

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