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Aquarium temperature controller

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Hi all,

I was wondering if anyone here uses a temperature controller? I have once had a heater get stuck and lost a tank full of fish. I'm looking at buying an Inkbird ITC-308. The way it works is that it has a probe that detects temperature and when the temperature rises above a setpoint, it kills power to the outlet and the heater can’t turn on. These are also used by homebrews.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Inkbird-ITC-308-AU-PLUG-Temperature-Controller-1-97-Probe-240V-Sous-vide-Brew/331875284839?hash=item4d454ef767:g:nXMAAOSwTw5Z3xTB

 

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I’ve started testing 1 out recently.

using an elitech stc-1000. Chose these over the inkbird as it appears they’ve been well reviewed, and “mostly” positive.

Good back up if your heater also has a thermostat. If your heater gets stuck, then the temp controller will kick in and shut it off.

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I had a look at one of those but you have to wire it yourself and build a box for it. 

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Yes,   but atleast you know the main component has been tried and tested. That’s the main Reason I went with the elitech.

 

plenty of wiring diagrams online on how to do it as well if you have the time.

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Thanks for recommendation Momo.

What enclosure did you use for the temperature controller? Are you able to post a pic of your temperature controller?

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Here you go... pretty much all components were available from jaycar... let me know if you have any questions

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Thanks for that momo. Your elitech Stc-1000 build looks good.

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