- Thermostat Temperature Controller - Ink Bird
Ink Bird ITC-308 Temperature Controller shows you the current temperature of your aquarium, and also lets you set customized high and low set points to control your tanks heaters and chillers all from a single unit.
- Large LED Display
- Simple Set Up
- Audible Alarm
- Dual Control
- Dual Relay
- Up to 1000W Output
Plug and Play Dual-Stage Control
Heat or cool your tank with the Ink Birds dual control system. One of the biggest issues temperature controllers is the chance that you may be heating and cooling your tank at the same time causing erratic temperature swings and wasted energy. Plug in your heater and chiller into the included sockets and then set your desired temperatures, and the Ink Bird will take care of the rest. The controller has an audible alarm that will sound if temperatures go over the high or low set point and if the sensor is ever to fault or fail. Programming an aquarium temperature controller cannot be made any easier than the Ink Bird ITC-308.
Large Dual Display
Know the temperature of your reef tank, at a glance from across the room. The large LED display lets you see the current temperature along with your desired set temperature that can show readings in Centigrade and Fahrenheit. The controller also comes with LED indicator lights letting you know if the power socket is allowing power to the heater or the chiller.
Controller Dimensions - 5.5" x 2.7" x 1.3"
Socket Dimensions - 3.3" x 1.7" x 1.0"
Sensor Length - 6.5ft
Temperature Control Range - -58°F - 210°F
Temperature Resolution - 0.1°F
Temperature Accuracy - ±1°F
Relay Capacity - 10A Cooling 10A Heating
Input Power Cable Length - 5ft
Output Power Cable - 1ft
1x Ink Bird ITC-308 Temperature Controller
Froze a freshwater tank By Marc on 4/15/2019Marc wouldn't recommend this product to a friendIn the dead of winter this thing decided to start reading hot and dropped my temp in my tank to 60 degrees. As of now the probe is still sitting in there because I was hoping inkbird would make it right at least but with a single heater on at 78 the inkbird probe is reading 115. How can something so simple be such poor poor quality?
Nice controller By Jim on 3/16/2019Jim would recommend this product to a friendNo issues with mine. I have been running mine for a year this month. Calibrated it when I got it, and have not touched it since. I verify temp regularly with a Hanna temp probe. My only gripe, if I would even call it that, is the 1 degree heating/cooling differential. But a lot of other brands are 1 degree also. I like this controller, and it works great for me. Simple to use, without the incredibly ridiculous price tag.
Ink Bird Thermostat Temperature Controller Not worth a dime By Melvin on 2/24/2019Melvin wouldn't recommend this product to a friendThe ink bird temperature controller worked good for a few months then went way out of calibration. + - 15 degrees. became junk. I don't understand why the quality just isn't there.
Working as it should By Dustin on 2/23/2019Dustin would recommend this product to a friendOnly thing is you have to calibrate every so often other then that have had no issues with it. But with all products you should check your temperatures with a reliable source. Common sense just saying!
just terrible By Dan the man on 2/21/2019Dan the man wouldn't recommend this product to a friendjust 1 month old and now the cooling wont turn off, the temp settings are all correct and the light goes off on the unit as if it should turn off but it just stays on 24/7, company's reply was to send me instructions that came with it on how to set it up which were super unhelpful.
Killed all my favorite corals By Greg on 2/19/2019Greg wouldn't recommend this product to a friendAfter a few months of use I kept getting an over heating alarm. It was reading 9 degrees higher than actual temp. In my efforts to cool what I suspected to be an over heated tank, I basically froze my ten year old colony of sps to death. I trust my ex wife more than I trust this thing.
If you can handle a 1 Degree temp variance, this is perfect! By Chicago Reefer on 1/29/2019Chicago Reefer would recommend this product to a friendJust as the title says, if you can handle the one degree temperature variance this product is perfect! I do have the temperature probe submerged all the way under water without any problems this far. Bought elsewhere but when you leave the review for other constomers.
Unreliable By Danny on 1/22/2019Danny wouldn't recommend this product to a friendTank felt cool to the touch after using mine for a couple of months. Temperature had dropped 7 degrees. Constantly had to recalibrate controller. No longer use it
Good till it doesn’t work By Brian on 1/15/2019Brian wouldn't recommend this product to a friendHad for less then a year and temp decided not to read correctly. Had to keep calibrating till the variance of +\- 15 wasn’t enough to put in check. Had to disconnect it. Not goods
Works great until it doesn't By Richmond on 1/12/2019Richmond wouldn't recommend this product to a friendHad in service on my reef with great stability for four months - probe or connection went bad reading went high, tank got cold (75deg), had to dig out my old RANCO. This thing seems like a really good idea I wish somebody would make something simple and expensive high amp relays like this INKBIRD but better reliability with regards to the probe.
Terrible product By Travis on 1/6/2019Travis wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI have owned 6 of them and half of them have had problems with alarms and major temperature drift. Avoid this one
Bought Elsewhere, but must warn By SouthernReefer on 12/18/2018SouthernReefer wouldn't recommend this product to a frienddont buy this. bought in may, put in service in august. came home from work, found that my cooling side was on, and it reported that my tank was 83. I stuck my hand in and tested other ways, and the tank had dropped to in the 60s. ive lost several fish, and have since bypassed this controller. No matter what tank i put it in, it reads over 80 and turns on the cooling side. If i cant go to work and trust it to keep my tank at temp then we have a problem. i thew in my glass heaters i have in reserve, and slowly brought temp back up to reduce any shock. Still lost at least 4 fish from the swing.
How does the probe hold up to saltwater will it last ?
From our internal testing, we have not seen any evidence that this probe will corrode in saltwater. :-)
Could this be used to prevent a light fixture from overheating a display tank. I'm considering using this with 4 Hydra 26s, is this possible?
Can this be used to control two heaters (as opposed to one heater and one chiller) and/or would a different controller be better for that purpose?
Thanks for reaching out to us. Since this product is both a heating and cooling element, two heaters would not be appropriate for this.