117 DEGREES??? impossible???

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  1. Strickland_673

    Strickland_673 Fire Shrimp

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    Ok, I was just reading a thread on here and it said not to trust Coralife digital thermometers. Which is what I was using. So Iwent to my kisthcen and grabbed my food thermometer and put it in the tank. it's reading 117 F ?? like what the @#%$. It's definently not due to light heat as I just switched to this tank and waiting for my lighting upgrade, it currently only has 2 T8's on it. my heaters are set to 79.

    So I thought maybe the fodd thermo doesn't go low enough so I ran it in some cold tap water and it red 44......so?

    this is a 55g FOWLR by the way.

    Is this possible? and everything still be alive?
     
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  3. cuttingras

    cuttingras Starving Artist :)

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    put ice in water in a glass, it should read 32 degrees. that's how hubby calibrates his thermometer for a/c/ 117? sounds like you are making fish stew. I'm pretty sure your fish would be dead by now if it was that high.
     
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  4. Strickland_673

    Strickland_673 Fire Shrimp

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    That's what I figured.....let's hope so. Going to make a run to my LFS now to get a new better thermo.
     
  5. ermano

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    yeah +2 on the coralife thermometers...my old one read 93 degrees constantly. even though it was a pleasant 79F.

    I highly doubt your tank is running at 117F
     
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  6. ChicagoReefOne

    ChicagoReefOne Flamingo Tongue

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    In my own very limited experience I would say no. . . . Fish living near 120 degrees would not survive. Heck I'd have a hard time survivin', hence I live in the cold Midwest.

    Food probes are probably not the best for testing liquid, perhaps someone knows exactly why. I don't even think mine is that accurate for testing a roast. Just head down to the LFS and get a $2 red tube, alcohol in glass entry level thermometer. Simple and they work. I have my Coralife digital, a glass tube thermo, and a liquid crystal stick on. They all generally work well.
     
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  7. Strickland_673

    Strickland_673 Fire Shrimp

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    nvm.....sorry for the state of panic....lol

    the thermo is trying to tell me its 117 in my house!

    and I live in Nova Scotia Canada

    where it's ony 3 C outside.

    but thanks for the quick responses.....KARMA for all!
     
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  9. cuttingras

    cuttingras Starving Artist :)

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    phew...........
     
  10. ZachB

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    Everyone seems to have problems with these.

    If they're such crap, how can the company continue to sell them? Maybe nobody complains? Sounds like the basis for a lawsuit to me.
     
  11. RHorton

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    Tha'ts exactly how I feel about seaclone skimmers!
     
  12. ZachB

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    Class action lawsuit, I tell you. If people take a stand, and get the hard evidence together, something always can be done. I actually had a coralife digital thermo in my cart at Dr. Foster and Smith this morning. I removed it.

    It's easy enough to prove something like this. Someone just has to stand up and be loud enough. I wonder how many corals have been lost and people confused when they die. Oh my tank is only 72, lets crank it up - then it turns out to be 90 degrees.