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Ok what brands and types of digital temp and humidty monitors are on the market and what are you useing in your tanks to monitor these factors?

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I use the $14 Digital Thermometer and Humidity gauge from Wal-Mart. I don't know how precise it is but it gives you a generally good idea. I don't even use them anymore though. Our tanks almost always have 100% humidity, and temps are pretty stable. Hope this helps.
 
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does the walmart one have probes or do you just set it in the tank? would rather find one with probes if i can.
 
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kyle1745 said:
I also sent this to you in a e-mail, but thought it would help to post it here.
Thanks, 'cuz I was lurking and hoping someone would post such a thing. :lol: :p
 

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I had one in my azureus tank, but it kept wigging out. It would say 99% humidity for awhile, then the screen would go totally blank. It would come back when I took it out, but it just wasn’t worth the effort. My tanks don’t have any ventilation, so they’re at or ner 100% all the time.

As for Wally World, I agree, buy your humidistat somewhere else. They have Wal-Marts here, but none that have grocery sections. The grocery industry here is heavily unionized in this state. They are building a few that will have grocery sections though, and then the fur will really be flying.
 
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Radio Shack sells a base unit that can connect up to three remotes wireless. Each remote is the same size as the unit at walmart but of course can be monitored from the comfort of your easy chair. It is a bit expensive (50 or 60 dollars) and I am still testing accuracy. So far they seem pretty good though. By the way it is both temp and humidity.
 
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I am was using a Oregan Scientific Weather Station from target ($30). It had one wireless probe and a base. It gave min/max temp & humidity. THe only drawback is that the probe is fairly large so I had to tuck it behind a plant so it would not be noticed. The heat gun I have reads the same temps as the digital thermometer. I originally just but a normal plastic thermo/hydrometer but it was not accurate at all.

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Well for the time being till i can get one ordered i borrowed a friend weather station that has a remote temp humdity module. temps are running 77-79 and humidty is only around 82% night time temp drops to 69-70.1.

Are these acceptable temps for cobalt tincs? Im thinking im to high on the daytime temp and that my humidity should be a bit higher.

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Your humidity is fine. Anywhere between 75-100% is good. Your daytime temp is a little higher than I like, but most frogs will do fine in that. I will bet that a lot of people have inside terrarium temps in that neighborhood.
 
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