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Yea, it reads temperature of the surface of the water. So if you use it aim at the glass, then will read the surface temperature of the tank.Ok quick question if i may.
So it reads temperature of the surface of the water ?
I take it if used for aquariums you need aim at surface of water and not through the glass,that seems obvious.
Question is would surface of water be slightly hotter than say 10 inches down in the water,especially if i have t5 lighting in the hood which give off more heat than leds for example?
Would i need to remove the t5 lighting unit then take heat measurement?
Just few thoughts that come in my head ^_^
Yea, it reads temperature of the surface of the water. So if you use it aim at the glass, then will read the surface temperature of the tank.
Thanks! Got u!I have an IR thermometer that I use for cooking and other things, which is fine because it doesn't need to be super accurate for those tasks. The one I have is not accurate enough for reefing though which is unfortunate because one that works properly would be very convenient.
What he/she said. A 1.5% accuracy is pretty good, and better than the other IR thermometers I've looked at. I think the one I have has a 4 degree range of accuracy, and I picked a pretty well known brand.I do. Quick check on water change water to make sure it’s close to tank temp.
Also check tanks just to verify my thermometers are not drifting to much.
Some people swear by them some say the exact opposite. I have a very expensive one and to be truthful, it isn't very accurate because of the light refraction. I use Fluval E series heaters so all my water places tell me the temp at all times to include water change buckets.