accurate thermostats

Discussion in 'Water Parameters and Additives' started by Criggy, 17 Oct 2014.

  1. Criggy

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    Hi all - does anybody have recommendations on a small wattage accurate thermostat. I got a dolphin thermostat today and if it were not for my intervention my fish would have been cooked through by the morning:m34:

    I need to get a good one tomorrow so any advice would be appreciated
     
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    100% agreed. STC1000. Love mine.
     
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    What they said. I had lots of temperature fluctuation issues, with different (good) brands and sizes heaters. Since adding the STC, no more issues.
     
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    Stc 1000 is great little controller. I have my heater and fan connected and its fantastic. Keeps the water temp very stable
     
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    I always thought my tank was running at 25ish when I got my STC turns out it was at 27ish!
    So yes STC is a good one to look at!!
     
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    Just make sure the STC is calibrated!!
     
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    how small?

    50W?
     
  10. Criggy

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    50w- i used my stc to calibrate. They are not perfect but will do. Issue is the sensitivity to temp change. They seem to be doing the trick though and water staying for the most pqrt around the 25deg mark
     
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    Hmmm - looking back on this thread saying that the STC should be calibrated - Would one do this with any old thermometer? Is there even a screw or anything to calibrate the STC?

    Did not know a STC required calibration - any input here?
     
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    Mine was 0.2 degrees out. You can use any accurate thermometer and get the temp, put your STC's probe in and notice the difference. (if there is)

    Then calibrate it with the settings.
     
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