Inkbird ITC306T Issue

Today I noticed my zebra tank was a bit chilly like winter had came for them lol, I had to set the calibration (CA) on the inkbird down by (minus) -2.4 degrees, I just wondered if anyone else had issues with the calibration on theirs or is it keeping the heat a stable say 29 degrees without calibration? I am just wondering if it’s normal to have to perhaps set the calibration to such an extreme for it to work correctly in some cases? now that I have set it it all seems ok again..
Thanks for any advice


(Update: May 18th, 2017, ordered a new probe for the inkbird as im sure this one is faulty, will update soon)

(Update: May 19th, 2017, The new probe arrived and fixed the issue, may be an idea for others who use the inkbird to keep an eye on it just incase they get the same issue i did)

An update on the fry

Just a little update the first batch are growing really well and are pretty active, the others are still in with dad but should be leaving the cave soon 🙂

Some pics and sorry for the quality I only have my iPhone 7 to take pics with for now

Helmet Snails & New Plants

Dropped in 6x helmet snails and some new plants today which are Echinodorus rubin narrow leave, echinodorus rubin, echinodorus red flame, hopefully see the end of the algae soon too.

The male zebra is still looking after his wrigglers well 🙂 shall try get some pics at some point.

Inkbird ITC-306UK Thermostat Installed

I set up an inkbird ITC-306 thermostat to prevent heater lock and tank wipeout. I have also put a second heater in the tank, this should stop any heater fail of lock on or the tank getting cold if one heater stops working. It’s good to have a little over protection. Sorry for the pic quality from my iPhone 7.

3x More L134 Arrive

Some sad news two of the five wild caught L134’s I got passed away due to hollow belly 🙁 I wormed the tank and over fed and filtered for a week and the remaining three seem ok now.

Today I got three more from Orwell Aquatics (Link in my link section), here are some pics. The current group is at six fish now.

L134 Wild Caught Group

Seeing as I have gave up the L129’s I’ve went back to the L134 Leopard Frog Pleco’s. I managed to get five wild caught ones today from G.M.Aquatics and Marcin was kind enough to deliver them to my house. Here are some pics of what we believe are 3x females and 2x males. Not great pics due to iPhone sorry.

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