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Old 01-27-2013, 05:30 PM   #51
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You definitely need a refractometer.
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What's that?
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A tool for measuring the amount of salt in your water. Guessing just won't cut it.
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I have this.. Isn't that what it's for? I just used it in my other tank n the reading in it was 1.020
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Those are not accurate.
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Ok well which one would u suggest?
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I have this.. Isn't that what it's for? I just used it in my other tank n the reading in it was 1.020
I use this and haven't had any issues with them. Although a refractor is more accurate, this hydrometer works for me. The issue is its not as accurate as a refractor.
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P 8
Amm 0-0.25
No-2 0
No-3 0
Cal 480
10dkh
Phos 0.25
Sg is way up or my thing is broken its all the way past the top
Judging by this statement, I would want something completely reliable to measure salt content. That sounds like a guess to me. I've used multiple swing arm hydrometers on the same tank water and had different readings. I would not rely on one.
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It's worked for the past year.. It's the first time it's ever been that high... So ill do a water change
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Wouldn't the amm go up if it was dead? BC before put it in there it was 0... And how do u get the po4 down? Would the specific gravity have something to do w it too?
might go up if dead and biological filter is not established enough. Below is a refractometer


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