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Post Posted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 7:02 am   Re: Sand FAQ

Looks great! I see you have a digital probe thermometer… they can be very inaccurate. Maybe have it as a backup, but almost any other kind is better.

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Post Posted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 6:17 pm   Re: Sand FAQ

I use three of them and they have always agreed, what else is there?
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Post Posted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 6:30 pm   Re: Sand FAQ

I ordered 4 of the floaty ones.
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Post Posted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 7:36 pm   Re: Sand FAQ

I use a I/R Temp gun it works for everything needing measuring; the living room, bedroom, tank water, my dog (don't ask I was bored) and the basking surface and air temps everywhere.
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Post Posted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 12:14 am   Re: Sand FAQ

Aren't those very expensive?
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Post Posted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 5:04 pm   Re: Sand FAQ

They are about 20-25 but very useful. I use one as my primary and one of those sticky LCD types for backup measurements. They are not as accurate but reliable and consistent. I guess if you regularly check them for accuracy, you'll be fine.
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Post Posted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 2:41 pm   Re: Sand FAQ

steve wrote:They are about 20-25 but very useful. I use one as my primary and one of those sticky LCD types for backup measurements. They are not as accurate but reliable and consistent. I guess if you regularly check them for accuracy, you'll be fine.

We're getting off topic, but which temperature gun would you recommend? I'm using one of those digital thermometers for my gecko, I can't believe how inaccurate they are!!
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Post Posted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 9:44 pm   Re: Sand FAQ

I have this unit: http://tempgun.com/shop/tg1/

But something like this is probably just as good but not as compact: http://www.amazon.com/HDE-Temperature-I ... B002YE3FS4
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Post Posted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 6:17 am   Re: Sand FAQ

steve wrote:I have this unit: http://tempgun.com/shop/tg1/

But something like this is probably just as good but not as compact: http://www.amazon.com/HDE-Temperature-I ... B002YE3FS4


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Post Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 5:14 pm   Re: Sand FAQ

I got the HDE from amazon and it works great it is very accurate. I have cross checked it with thermometers in the house;)
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Post Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 5:15 pm   Re: Sand FAQ

Oh I also compared it to the weather instruments at my school I'm a weather minor in meteorology;)
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Post Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 5:17 pm   Re: Sand FAQ

Any new sand projects out there?
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Post Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 1:42 am   Re: Sand FAQ

I have 2 bags of pool filter sand that I'm not sure what I want to do with.
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Post Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 12:17 pm   Re: Sand FAQ

Do you have bare bottom tanks Steve?
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Post Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 3:11 pm   Re: Sand FAQ

Yup. Their poop can be so messy, I'm not sure if it's worth it now. I do have a summer stock tank to setup, so I will likely try it there. There is a bit of algae in the bags, probably from sitting outside for a couple of years. I'll probably use some bleach to sterilize it... unless there are other suggestions :)
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