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Inkbird Itc-308 Temp Controller $20

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Used in my reef tank prior to getting Apex controller.  $20.00 Unit can control heater and chiller.
This unit has a stainless probe. Pickup in Tualatin. Cash or PayPal.

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Just curious...Are you relying solely on your Apex for temperature/heater control, or does your heater have a built-in thermostat?  My heaters don't have any thermostat, so I recently added the BRS (Ink Bird) controller as a safe guard in case my Apex temp probe fails.

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Yes I am.  Good point.  I've seen comments that the way you're doing it is best.  I do have two finnex heaters (one comes on if the primary fails).  Guess the risk is if the Apex gets stuck in the on position.  I know its a risk, but at some point adding more equipment isn't the best either.  

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Given that loss of temp control is one of the fastest ways to destroy a tank it’s worth considering keeping the inkbird as a primary control with the apex as secondary safety Shut off outlet when out of temp range).  That’s basically how I’m set up as well (different equipment but same scheme)   Just a thought. 

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You convinced me!   SuncrestReef provided me some APEX code to control the heater.  The external controller will be the backup, since APEX more accurately controls temp.

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