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viking
03-28-2010, 06:19 PM
What is everyone using for measuring water temperature that is portable?
I'd be interested in buying one since my depth guage doesn't have that feature built in.
Thanks!

04OUTBACK
03-28-2010, 07:01 PM
Do you have Perf Pass?
That's how I get water temp!

graybmg
03-28-2010, 10:14 PM
If you are on the cheap you can buy what I did. It's about $3 to $4 on ebay. It comes from Hong Kong and takes about two weeks. It's a fish tank thermometer. It works great! You drop the sensor in the water and it reads the temp in about 30 seconds. Here is a link to one of the ones currently on ebay (same model I have)

You can't beat the price!

http://cgi.ebay.com/Aquarium-Digital-Thermometer-Fish-Tank-Water-w-Probe_W0QQitemZ230450039176QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_D efaultDomain_0?hash=item35a7e48988#ht_2664wt_1165

viking
03-28-2010, 10:53 PM
If you are on the cheap you can buy what I did. It's about $3 to $4 on ebay. It comes from Hong Kong and takes about two weeks. It's a fish tank thermometer. It works great! You drop the sensor in the water and it reads the temp in about 30 seconds. Here is a link to one of the ones currently on ebay (same model I have)

You can't beat the price!

http://cgi.ebay.com/Aquarium-Digital-Thermometer-Fish-Tank-Water-w-Probe_W0QQitemZ230450039176QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_D efaultDomain_0?hash=item35a7e48988#ht_2664wt_1165

WOW - Graybmg! Is it pretty reliable? I might go that route as that is all I really need. I just wanna know how much shrinkage I'll get before I get in :):p

04Outback - NO PP. That's why I asked about something portable :)

byronkoz
03-28-2010, 10:58 PM
Why not just buy a pool thermomiter on a string? They sell them at Walmart or a pool supply place.

graybmg
03-28-2010, 10:58 PM
Super reliable! You can't beat it for the money. It just takes a while to arrive in the mail. It reads to one decimal point. (76.7 degrees, for example)

It's small and nothing substantial but it does exactly what I want it to. Tells you the temp before you jump in!

graybmg
03-28-2010, 11:01 PM
I also looked at the pool thermometers at Wal-mart. The aquarium thermometer seemed to be more accurate, easier to read and work faster. And I think it's even cheaper. Go with what you like Viking.

zabooda
03-29-2010, 01:53 AM
I use the indoor/outdoor digital thermometer with the external probe and epoxyed a washer on the end of it. I throw the probe over the side. I had a pool thermometer once but I forgot about it and lost it. All I had was the string flapping in the wind. I sorta felt like the Griswalds in "Vacation" when they had the dog tied to the back.

viking
03-30-2010, 02:16 AM
graybmg - thanks for the input. I think I'll order 1 up so I have it before it's mid-season.

zabooda - now that's funny :)
"You know what the penalty is for animal cruelty in this state? I'm sure it's pretty stiff" :) Love that show!