Maintaining the proper water temperature in your aquarium can be a decisive factor for the success of the tank. Any sudden change of temperature can cause catastrophic consequences for the fish and the plant life inside. This is why you should get the best fish tank thermometer to help manage and monitor the temperature.
In order to help you purchase on the right and accurate thermometer, this post will introduce the two best aquarium thermometers: RISEPRO Digital Water Thermometer vs JW Pet Company Smarttemp Thermometer.
#1 Easy to use and install
The only job of the thermometer is to measure water temperature; therefore you will not want any complicated setup. It is better to get something that just needs to be placed into the tank, set the safe temperature zone and working smoothly.
JW Pet SmartTemp is an in-tank thermometer but it is extremely easy to install. Unlike the other thermometer that uses a suction cup to attach on the tank, this thermometer of JW Pet offers a magnet to stick to the walls of the tank.
The smart temp thermometer is placed inside the tank, and the magnet goes on outside. Due to this, you can easily change the placement of this thermometer. Besides, it does not use the suction cup that means it is easy to clean the tank.
Risepro aquarium thermometer is the digital thermometer that includes two parts: a display and a sensor probe. It is very easy to set up and mount in minutes. You just need to simply mount the main display outside the tank. Then place the sensor probe inside underwater. These two parts use the suction cups for mounting.
#2 Temperature range and accuracy
The temperature shown on the thermometer is important. Generally, most fish will live well in the temperature range from 50 degrees F (10 degrees C) to 104 degrees F (40 degrees C), but there are also some special fish that require temperature range out of this zone.
The temperature range of SmartTemp lies between 0-40 degrees C (30-100 degrees F). This is the common range for fish but a few tropical fish will require higher temperature levels.
Risepro thermometer can measure the larger temperature range form -58.0 to 158.0 degrees Fahrenheit (-50.0 to 70.0 degrees Celsius).
Digital aquarium thermometers with LCD display tend to have more accurate reading results than other types of thermometer. There is maybe a difference in temperature (about +/- 2-3 degrees F) from SmartTemp temperature. Means while Rispero temperature will bring the accuracy of +/- 1 degree C.