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Old 05-12-2012, 02:18 AM   #1
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Am looking at buying a refractometer. This is what I found off a google search. I do not have PayPal so no eBay for me. If this is not a good one, can someone link me to one.

http://www.marinedepot.com/Marine_De...TEOPRF-vi.html
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Old 05-12-2012, 02:33 AM   #2
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I have a 30 dollar one that works great. I think i got it from ebay tho... Or maybe amazon! Check amazon! Lol
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Old 05-12-2012, 02:41 AM   #3
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Will do! Thanks
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Old 05-12-2012, 08:52 AM   #4
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not forget calibration fluid
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Old 05-12-2012, 11:33 AM   #5
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Bulk Reef Supply has one I use for about $30 and it comes with calibration fluid. There's almost always a group buy going on you can jump in on to get a little discount as well.
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Old 05-12-2012, 01:41 PM   #6
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I was reading you don't need the fluid, that RO water works
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I calibrate mine with RO/DI. I also have a digital refractometer. I see no reason to have one that is a telescope that requires a light source to see my salinity when I can see it given to me on a digital screen.
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I calibrate mine with RO/DI. I also have a digital refractometer. I see no reason to have one that is a telescope that requires a light source to see my salinity when I can see it given to me on a digital screen.
The only reason I've got is price. 50$ or 100+$ is a big difference if I'm going to get the same results.
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Old 05-13-2012, 03:17 AM   #9
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Alright, bought one from my lfs. Pretty excited, now I just need to go get some RO water to calibrate it. Do I need RO or RODI for calibration. Just wondering.
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