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Old 07-24-2009, 10:47 PM   #21
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Old 07-24-2009, 10:53 PM   #22
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Ya know Etunes......something like this would be a use for that 90g you just got.....

Looking forward to pics when it's all setup. Hope all goes well too.
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Old 07-25-2009, 10:13 PM   #23
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I got my refractometer yesterday! Bought it on ebay. I haven't calibrated it yet because I don't have my ro/di filter hooked up yet. That will happen on Tuesday.

I'm expecting my sand on Monday and my Drs F&S stuff on the 29th. I'll take pics of things when I get them!
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Old 07-25-2009, 10:27 PM   #24
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Is there instructions on calibrating the refractometer? because i have no clue how.
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The truly best way is to use a solution that is the same as NSW, but RO/DI with 0 TDS is a decent guage if you don't have the solution.
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Ohh I forgot! I ordered calibration fluid from Drs F&S. Doh! So yeah, I'll wait until then to try to calibrate it. The instructions to using it look like they were translated to english from some other language. So, if I can't figure out exactly how to use it (doesn't seem that hard) I may need some assistance.
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Oh Em Gee! I've got the same one! lol. All you've got to do to calibrate it, is only put a drop of water on the glass part, then close the sunlid and make sure it spreads all the water out on the lens. Then use the screwdriver it came with, and see that little black dot on the top? That rubber piece comes off and theres a small hole in there. After you put the screw driver in there, look into the eye piece and turn the screwdriver until the white line is exactly at 0. Wa-la you've calibrated it. But like roka said, either do this with ro/di water or with calibration fluid. I practiced calibrating mine with regular water, so thats why i know how to do it. If you do need any help JOM20, just PM me!!
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Oh Em Gee! I've got the same one! lol. All you've got to do to calibrate it, is only put a drop of water on the glass part, then close the sunlid and make sure it spreads all the water out on the lens. Then use the screwdriver it came with, and see that little black dot on the top? That rubber piece comes off and theres a small hole in there. After you put the screw driver in there, look into the eye piece and turn the screwdriver until the white line is exactly at 0. Wa-la you've calibrated it. But like roka said, either do this with ro/di water or with calibration fluid. I practiced calibrating mine with regular water, so thats why i know how to do it. If you do need any help JOM20, just PM me!!
Actually this has helped me. Thank you.
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that helped me too!
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