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Old 03-14-2005, 10:55 AM   #11
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You know your a reef geek when...

...you spend alot of money on an instrument that very accurately measures the salt content of water.

LOL. I need one myself. I am currently using 3 Hydrometers. all have different readings. ( I sorta average them out to get a general Idea of what my salinity is.)

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Old 03-14-2005, 11:17 AM   #12
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I sorta average them out to get a general Idea of what my salinity is
The thing is that you could very well be averaging them when it should be .00 1 (or 2 or 3) above the highest! I think mine was running about .03 under what it should have been (reading 1.0235 when it should have been 1.027) Those darn things are total guess work. I knew something was wrong with my main because a couple of my Xenia's were starting to act funky. One of them stopped extending and started receeding into the stalk. I was starting to think chemical warfare. It is now quite happy and extending more every day. I guess on the grand scheme of things I don't consider 40$ to be a lot of money given how much money I have sitting in that corner of my room!

I know, I know... preaching to the choir, I just can't help myself!


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