Recommendation wanted for an Inkbird or Biogreen thermostat

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Re: Recommendation wanted for an Inkbird or Biogreen thermostat

Post by Aiko » Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:28 pm

The only plants you need to be a bit careful would be the Aeonium and maybe the Huernia. But even just above 0C would be fine. But probably keep the two Pilosocereus warm. 10C would be fine for these two.

All others can easily take 0C on the long run, and many the occasional -3C. Some in your list, like Lithops and Stenocactus should take strong frost even, as most Opuntias.

All my plants are stil in the greenhouse without protection. Will do so starting this weekend. But we have had a few nights of -2C already. And as each year, they all do well but the one individual plant. Probably a weak one anyway. In spring they also have to endure a few nights of slight frost. Nothing to worry about as long as it not much colder than -3C from my experience.
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Re: Recommendation wanted for an Inkbird or Biogreen thermostat

Post by esp » Fri Nov 23, 2018 12:11 am

I'd take that list as very rough guidance only - expect some species to be more hardy and perhaps some to be less hardy than listed, or to survive but with markings or damage.

A few inconsistencies spring out:
Some Echinopsis are listed at -10, others at +10. I'd be dubious about the need for that high for any of the genus.
Gymno. saglionis is generally regarded as quite cold resistant - not as much as G. bruchii, but still good for a few degrees frost
I can't believe that Haworthia fasciata is so much less frost hardy than H. retusa.
Lophophora williamsii and most Mammillarias should be able to go lower than listed.
Opuntia polyacantha - according to llifle.com: "Not frost tender. Plants are very cold-hardy, tolerating temperatures of -12° to -45° C (depending on clone)"
Schlumbergera, Stenocactus, Turbinicarpus and Tunilla can all go colder than lsted. Although I think I've just killed a couple of Schlumbergeras by leaving them on the patio overnight at <-2.5deg C
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Re: Recommendation wanted for an Inkbird or Biogreen thermostat

Post by NickHitchcock » Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:35 pm

Thanks for starting this post. I used the info for myself, was looking at the same time as you. Have bought the inkbird with doble heating plug.
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Re: Recommendation wanted for an Inkbird or Biogreen thermostat

Post by Peter » Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:06 pm

The Inkbird ITC-308 is currently £29.99 at Amazon. However, there is a Lightning Deal tomorrow (Tuesday) for Prime members and whilst I am not aware of what the price will be, it sure looks like a good time to buy one.
At a guess, I reckon the special discount will be in the order of £3-£5.00.

Check the spec on the Amazon website.
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Re: Recommendation wanted for an Inkbird or Biogreen thermostat

Post by Aiko » Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:12 pm

Aiko wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:25 pm
Thanks for all advices. I made a decision yesterday. The ITC-308 should already be on my way. Hopefully well in time before the night frosts will be more structural.
It is still underway and frost is coming later this week. Latest notice "2018-11-22 21:54:48 left Guangzhou going to 全球交通hub (in transit )". What's the use of a tracking code if it can't be any more precise (let alone useful) than this...
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Re: Recommendation wanted for an Inkbird or Biogreen thermostat

Post by el48tel » Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:46 pm

Peter wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:06 pm
The Inkbird ITC-308 is currently £29.99 at Amazon. However, there is a Lightning Deal tomorrow (Tuesday) for Prime members and whilst I am not aware of what the price will be, it sure looks like a good time to buy one.
At a guess, I reckon the special discount will be in the order of £3-£5.00.

Check the spec on the Amazon website.
Thanks
I've just bought one from Amazon!!!
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Re: Recommendation wanted for an Inkbird or Biogreen thermostat

Post by RAYWOODBRIDGE » Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:51 pm

The ITC 308 was £26.99 on ebay last week when I bought one.

Seems a very good piece of kit, and easy to set up
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Re: Recommendation wanted for an Inkbird or Biogreen thermostat

Post by el48tel » Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:20 pm

RAYWOODBRIDGE wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:51 pm
The ITC 308 was £26.99 on ebay last week when I bought one.

Seems a very good piece of kit, and easy to set up
Agreed. I have tried mine out ... just sorting out the odd items ... including a slight water ingress then move the collection in. The instructions however are "interesting".
As for e-Bay ... bad experience has put me off any use of it.
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Re: Recommendation wanted for an Inkbird or Biogreen thermostat

Post by NickHitchcock » Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:40 pm

I bought Inkbird ITC306T UK Digital Temperature Controller Heating Time controller 2200w on ebay from a seller called mixtea was £27 free postage and arrived in a couple of days, it is brand new. Seems to be working ok.
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Re: Recommendation wanted for an Inkbird or Biogreen thermostat

Post by Peter » Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:36 am

£22.94 today only on Amazon Prime. Free delivery next day.
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