Hi - I have the inkbird which is intended for beer brewing, I believe, but they have since released one intended for aquarium usage - the probe on it is black rather than silver, so it shouldn't rust.
It's a little confusing to program, but the unit itself comes with a manual which explains it better. Essentially, you program your desired temperature, and then how many degrees below that temp and how many degrees above that temp it can go. If it goes outside the upper value, it will activate the "cooling" socket, and whatever you have plugged into that will be powered; vice versa if it goes below the range for lower value. I have mine set with my heater plugged into the "heating" socket, and a small fan into the "cooling" socket for evaporative cooling.
It also has a max upper and max lower, which will trigger the alarm if the temperature goes outside that range. Everything is programmed in reference to your desired temperature.
I hope that helps!