Wondering what the temperature is of your fish tank?
Do you have an aquarium strip thermometer?
Sometimes, it can be very confusing to read those little aquarium strips.
But, those little temperature strips play a very important role in keeping the inhabitants of your fish tank healthy.
So, it’s just as important to ensure you are getting the correct reading from them.
How Do You Read An Aquarium Thermometer Strip?
Items that you will need:
- Glass Cleaner
- Lint-Free Towel
- Flat Object or Old Credit Card
Step 1. Clean the outside of your aquarium and the spot where you will be putting your thermometer strip. Be sure that the entire surface and the outside of your aquarium is dry.
Step 2. Unpackage the thermometer strip. Make sure the strip is free from any leftover packaging material. There should be some plastic on the back of the strip that you will have to remove. Be sure the surface of the strip is free from any debris and is dry.
Step 3. There should be some plastic on the back of the strip that you will have to remove. That back of the strip should have a sticky surface. This is the side that you will apply to the aquarium. Be sure the surface of the strip is free from any debris and is dry.
Step 4. Position the thermometer strip on the tank where you want it. Be sure that the strip is smooth and even when applying it. To ensure the best results after applying your strip, wait for at least 20 minutes.
Most aquariums strips that are available have color markers on them.
These colors include orange, green, red, blue/violet.
These markers will sit on the same side as the temperature reading.
If your color is blue/violet, this will show a temperature that below the normal temperature.
The orange, green, and red will show temperatures that are above the exact temperature.
If you are having problems reading your temperature strip, try to use a flashlight on the strip.