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Old 01-23-2013, 03:53 PM   #201
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It doesn't look like anything I googled but he said it was. He tested my water and said my salt was 1.030 my hydrometer says 1.026 without any bubbles he told me to remove 3 gal and add fresh and use 1.020 on my hydrometer .
I'm confused. What does he mean use 1.020?
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put my salt at that on my hydrometer
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Old 01-23-2013, 04:01 PM   #203
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put my salt at that on my hydrometer
Oh I guess he's saying yours is reading low? Of get a refractometer and call it a day. Your better off in the end.
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yes he is saying its reading low. I didn't check it this morning but yesterday my hydrometer said 1.026
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Anyone ever use the bio cube mini hydrometer you suction cup to the glass and leave?
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Anyone ever use the bio cube mini hydrometer you suction cup to the glass and leave?
It's garbage, fill it with regular water and put a bamboo plant in it
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Ok so I got home checked with my hydrometer it was reading just a hair over 26 so I'm pulling water out and putting fresh in so should I aim for 1.021? bought bio spira but not putting out I'm until I get salt right
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Ok so I got home checked with my hydrometer it was reading just a hair over 26 so I'm pulling water out and putting fresh in so should I aim for 1.021? bought bio spira but not putting out I'm until I get salt right
You can put the bio spira in whenever you want. You salinity 1.023-1.026 I'd it's fish only (FOWLR) then 1.020-1.025

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What I was asking was the guy used a refractometer and said my water is 1.030 and my io hydrometer says just a hair over 1.026 so if I use my hydrometer and get my level down to 1.021 on my hydrometer then it should actually be 1.025 ?
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I'll eventually buy a refractometer.

If I make up a 5 gallon bucket of salt water and let it mix with a pump for a few days how long will it stay good for if I put a lid on the bucket? Thought about going ahead and mixing, some just to have it
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