Is IR thermometer necessary for aquarium?

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We (Inkbird) have new released a new product - An Infrared thermometer.
Link: https://amzn.to/3yfNkKB
Is it necessary for aquarium?
Do you guys use it in daily process?
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$23.99 that seems very reasonable price.
Ive never used one but if its reliable and gives true readings this a quick and simple way to check temps.
Interesting will look into this,seen stuff like this on some videos and always thought it be much more expensive.thanks for sharing
 

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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 ^_^
 
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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.
 

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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 thankyou very much for quick reply.
Im only using the glass alcohol suction thermometer. Was going get a digital thermoter as back up and compare the 2,but reading so often the batteries die very quickly so product you just shared seems like good/quick way to test.
 

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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.
 
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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.
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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.
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.
 

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We (Inkbird) have new released a new product - An Infrared thermometer.
Link: https://amzn.to/3yfNkKB
Is it necessary for aquarium?
Do you guys use it in daily process?
INK-IFT01.jpg
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.
 

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