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Old 04-16-2011, 08:41 AM   #21
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My hydrometer said 1.030 refractometer said 1.025
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Old 04-16-2011, 08:47 AM   #22
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That is the problem, they are all over the road and no two are alike. That is why I would mark the hydrometer once the correct salinity is achieved measuring with a refractometer.
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Old 04-16-2011, 10:47 AM   #23
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I have one of those hydrometers. I will tell you that it said my salinity was 1.022 and when I checked it with a refractometer it was 1.028. I know refractometers can be expensive, so I will give you a trick I did until I bought a refractometer. Take some water to the LFS and have them test you salinity. Adjust your water according to what they test. When the water test where you want it, then test with your hydrometer and mark with a sharpie. For example, I got my water down to 1.024, which on my deep six hydrometer was 1.017. It got me by for a few months.
good tip my neatest sw lfs is 30min away though when i go to buy my rodi water il have em test it. or could to much salt ruin the cycle
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Old 04-16-2011, 10:51 AM   #24
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I don't believe fine tuning your salinity should effect your cycle.
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Old 04-16-2011, 10:53 AM   #25
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well i mean if it to high while cycling could it affect the fish?
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Old 04-16-2011, 10:56 AM   #26
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What fish? If your tank is cycling you shouldn't have fish.
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Old 04-16-2011, 10:56 AM   #27
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Damsels?
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Old 04-16-2011, 10:58 AM   #28
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i ment bacteria i just woke up im out of it my bad lol ikno fishless cycle is the way to go
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Old 04-16-2011, 11:05 AM   #29
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Lol, its cool. I am stuck in a 24 br two day OSHA training class, so my brain is fried. No, your bacteria should be fine while you fine tune you salinity. If your salinity is low, go a little heavy on salt for your next water change and vice versa for high salt. Give the salinity a day to settle out after the change and measure again. Continue until you get it perfect, then mark your hydrometer at that level.
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so if my salt appears on the lower side of the hygrometer can i assume its near 1.020-1.24?
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