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Reasonably priced temp/humidity monitor

Discussion in 'Growing Areas' started by Boytjie, May 1, 2015.

  1. Boytjie

    Boytjie Out hiking Supporting Member

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    Hi all, I'm shopping around for a small, probably battery-operated digital temperature/humidity gauge for the inside of a growing tank that is pretty moisture-proof but won't break the bank. The last two I've had have failed after less than a year because of the constant high humidity and misting. Any recommendations? Looking to keep it under 30 bucks if possible. Thanks!
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  2. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Hi Stephen. I don't grow in a tank so your constant high humidity may cause a more rapid degradation than my greenhouse conditions. However, here is what I have. AcuRite Digital Weather Station with Forecast / Temperature / Humidity / Clock This model gives me good service under my conditions. The only part that would be in the tank is the sensor and they can be replaced for $12-$14 if necessary. Of course, a good 'ol analog unit can be had for $6 - $7 :). I have one of those in the gh for quick reference while I'm in there. 8-inch Thermometer with Humidity | AcuRite – $5.99
     
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    Ray Orchid Iconoclast Supporting Member

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    This Mondi unit has been a good seller. It can be used inside the tank, or mounted on the outside, with the mounts that pass through the wall actually being the sensors.

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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I like that one, Ray.