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How to install hygrometers, thermometers, UTHs?

Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:29 pm
by w h a l e b o n e
So I just got an Accurite hygrometer/thermometer. It's the one that has the little stand on the back and is actually meant for a house. I am wondering how to attach it to the inside of my tank. Do I just duct tape it? I'm worried about the crabs eating the tape.

Also, for a UTH (that I don't have yet), do I need to insulate it or anything so it doesn't burn something?

Also, I have two pools, both with dechlorinated freshwater. I'm going to take one out and put Instant Ocean SW in there instead, but one pool is larger. Do you guys think it's more important to have a larger saltwater pool or freshwater pool?

Re: How to install hygrometers, thermometers, UTHs?

Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:34 pm
by Hermiesguardian
I have my therm/hygro sitting in a plastic soap dish, attached with suction cups.
If you get a UTH that has a self stick side, those cannot be insulated.
Both pools are equally important. Both deep enough for them to fully submerge with a safe way in and out.

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Re: How to install hygrometers, thermometers, UTHs?

Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:59 pm
by curlysister
I just set my thermometer/ hygrometer on the surface of the sand, LOL.

Re: How to install hygrometers, thermometers, UTHs?

Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:36 pm
by w h a l e b o n e
I've seen both approaches. Personally I'm going for the hanging up because I want lots of space on the floor (I have a 10g I'm currently setting up because my poor only crab is in a KK molting right now and I put in some decorations and it already feels crowded) and I don't want my future crabs messing with it too much

Re: How to install hygrometers, thermometers, UTHs?

Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:44 pm
by w h a l e b o n e
Hermiesguardian wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:34 pm
I have my therm/hygro sitting in a plastic soap dish, attached with suction cups.
If you get a UTH that has a self stick side, those cannot be insulated.
Both pools are equally important. Both deep enough for them to fully submerge with a safe way in and out.

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Also they're about the same depth, just one is bigger.

Re: How to install hygrometers, thermometers, UTHs?

Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:16 pm
by Scarletfire
I made a crafting mesh case, attached to a suction cup.

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Re: How to install hygrometers, thermometers, UTHs?

Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:43 pm
by w h a l e b o n e
Scarletfire wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:16 pm
I made a crafting mesh case, attached to a suction cup.

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That's another good idea! I'm just trying to brainstorm, so I appreciate all the different ideas. Right now it's just sitting in my 10g on the substrate (no hermies in there yet, my current only one is molting and monching and cronching on his exo :3 ) and it turns out I was a little too paranoid about the humidity because it's reading 99%. heh heh

Re: How to install hygrometers, thermometers, UTHs?

Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:09 pm
by Scarletfire
Have you calibrated your hydrometer yet?

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Re: How to install hygrometers, thermometers, UTHs?

Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:03 pm
by w h a l e b o n e
Scarletfire wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:09 pm
Have you calibrated your hydrometer yet?

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Okay not gonna lie I kinda didn't yet. It's a digital, and the instructions for calibrating on HCA seemed to apply more for analog ones. Do I still need to calibrate it?

Re: How to install hygrometers, thermometers, UTHs?

Posted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:13 am
by wodesorel
w h a l e b o n e wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:03 pm
Okay not gonna lie I kinda didn't yet. It's a digital, and the instructions for calibrating on HCA seemed to apply more for analog ones. Do I still need to calibrate it?
Yep. Even the digital ones can be broken out of the box! They also have a tendency to randomly fail after about a year. I've never had one live longer than two.

Re: How to install hygrometers, thermometers, UTHs?

Posted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:00 pm
by w h a l e b o n e
wodesorel wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:13 am
Yep. Even the digital ones can be broken out of the box! They also have a tendency to randomly fail after about a year. I've never had one live longer than two.
Oof okay I did it last night and mine was spot on. Fail as in stop working entirely or become inaccurate?

Re: How to install hygrometers, thermometers, UTHs?

Posted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:55 pm
by wodesorel
Becomes inaccurate, but sometimes the display goes wonky first!

Re: How to install hygrometers, thermometers, UTHs?

Posted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:35 am
by scuttlecrusty22
curlysister wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:59 pm
I just set my thermometer/ hygrometer on the surface of the sand, LOL.
Me too! I started out putting it in a suction soap dish but it kept falling... LOL :hlol:

Re: How to install hygrometers, thermometers, UTHs?

Posted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:27 pm
by curlysister
scuttlecrusty22 wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:35 am
Me too! I started out putting it in a suction soap dish but it kept falling... LOL :hlol:
Yeah, I have never had any luck with suction cups. And my crabs just trash my tank all the time anyways, so they may as well just knock it over and drag it around the tank however they want! LOL!

Re: How to install hygrometers, thermometers, UTHs?

Posted: Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:06 am
by Julsie
w h a l e b o n e wrote: Oof okay I did it last night and mine was spot on. Fail as in stop working entirely or become inaccurate?
I bought the same one and it says my humidity is also at 99% lol how did you calibrate it? Ive never done that before


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