I keep getting private messages asking why there are always so many thermometers in my shrimp tanks. Guess I should explain publicly.
Quite simply, it's because my condo goes through temperature extremes and I have to keep a good eye on my more sensitive shrimp. I keep a thermometer near the substrate, one near the top of the tank and always have a digital meter hidden in the tank. Just a habit of mine after years of tanking.
I keep things COLD in this joint year round and I've learned my lesson. Always have a few cheap-o thermometers in each of my tanks and can keep an easy eye on things.
Plus... all it takes is one visitor or significant other messing with the thermostats in here to wreak havoc on thousands upon thousands of dollars worth of plants and crustaceans. Can't be having that.