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Old 11-22-2004, 06:33 PM   #11
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Yes it did. And thats what the differece was after calabration. The fact your hydromoter mached the refractomoter is remarable. Hydomoters are not known for their accuracy or consistancy.

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Old 11-22-2004, 06:44 PM   #12
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Sorry fishfreek. Read your post wrong. my hydrometer was brand new when I calibrated my refractometer so I must have gotten lucky with the readings being the same. After using my hydrometer for my QT tank upstairs I did notice that it was inconsistent. I could take two readings within a few minutes of each other and get different results.

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I use 3 hydrometers. all read something different. but once i get money (after another 20 lbs of live rock and a lighting upgrade.) I am get one!
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Old 11-23-2004, 09:24 AM   #14
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Definitely scope out the one we put a link to. It's under $45 and is a good refractometer. I see places selling 'fancy' refractometers for over $100 and I don't wanna see anyone get ripped off.

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