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Old 02-10-2018, 06:23 AM   #1
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Mixing Station Salinity

How are you guys measuring the salinity in your stations salt water? Hydrometer? Controller? Thanks.
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Old 02-10-2018, 06:44 AM   #2
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I have a Hanna digital unit going on 4-5 years now...LOVE IT !
You should avoid all hydrometers and go right to refractometers I you don't want to drop close to $200 ...
I just figured salinity is the most common test so I wanted to make certain I got it right and it was easy and accurate every time.. Probably over kill for the level of attention I give my marine..But it is easy and accurate..
1 drop 0 TDS water to calibrate /1 drop of salt mix and done...15 seconds tops..Digital read out ,no guessing .
I mix 24 hours in advance in a brute 32 g barrel with power head..
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I use a hydrometer. I have several but I only use my Red Sea hydrometer because the others can't tell up from down. I agree refractometers are best but this is the one I started on and it's always been about the same as my friends refractometer. I've also always done my stuff low budget so if you can afford it definitely go for a decent refractometer
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