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Old 04-09-2012, 12:40 AM   #1
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Salinity levels???

What do you keep your tank at? What's a good number. I just took mine it's at 1.024 I thought that was low no?

Side note where can I get a good refracto for a decent price? Hydro is done with everything in my tank I wanna be sure now.
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Old 04-09-2012, 12:44 AM   #2
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1.026 is the natural salinity of sea water. I keep mine around 1.025 1.026 consistently.

BRS has a decent refractometer:
Refractometer for reading salinity w/ Free Calibration fluid - English

What I like about it, and what I wish I had known before i purchased mine from Marine Depot, is that the BRS model comes with calibration fluid. This is a must since it seems most manufacturers don't calibrate them for you.
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Old 04-09-2012, 12:48 AM   #3
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1.026 is the natural salinity of sea water. I keep mine around 1.025 1.026 consistently.

BRS has a decent refractometer:
Refractometer for reading salinity w/ Free Calibration fluid - English

What I like about it, and what I wish I had known before i purchased mine from Marine Depot, is that the BRS model comes with calibration fluid. This is a must since it seems most manufacturers don't calibrate them for you.
Wow! As always a huge help Rick!! Wanna keep my tank as on spot as possible. Will be ordering this right now.


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Yup NP. Here to help.
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