How to Install a Thermometer Strip in an Aquarium

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The water temperature in your fish tank is important. Installing a thermometer to read the temperature of the water in the tank will help you to ensure the water is never too cool or too warm. A change in the aquarium's water temperature can not only harm your fish, plants and coral, it can kill them. Having the ability to monitor the water temperature with a thermometer strip can help to avoid such drastic cases. The installation takes only a few minutes, and you can remove it if you desire.

Things You'll Need

  • Glass cleaner
  • Lint-free towel
  • Credit card or flat object
  • Clean the outside of the fish tank with glass cleaner. Spray the cleaner onto a lint-free cloth and wipe the area of the glass where you want to install the thermometer strip. You can place it on the front, back or side of the tank.

  • Peel the adhesive backing off the thermometer strip.

  • Line the thermometer strip up to the glass, then press it against the glass.

  • Rub over the strip with a credit card to smooth out any air bubbles behind the strip.

Tips & Warnings

  • Strip thermometers may not always provide the most accurate temperature. For the most accurate reading, use a thermometer that is submerged into the tank.

References

  • Photo Credit thermometer image by Dron from Fotolia.com
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