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Old 01-28-2013, 12:07 AM   #501
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Test your parameters but I wouldn't worry about it.
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Old 01-28-2013, 12:08 AM   #502
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yeah I'm going to test everything in a few minutes.
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Old 01-28-2013, 12:24 AM   #503
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Ph looks looks like 8
Ammonia 0
Nitrite 0
Nitrate 20
Specific gravity a hair under 1.022
so it should be about 1.026
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Old 01-28-2013, 12:33 AM   #504
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Ph looks looks like 8
Ammonia 0
Nitrite 0
Nitrate 20
Specific gravity a hair under 1.022
so it should be about 1.026
ideally you want 1.024-1.026, Like I've said, I keep my tank at 1.026
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Old 01-28-2013, 12:35 AM   #505
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ideally you want 1.024-1.026, Like I've said, I keep my tank at 1.026
My hydrometer is 4 off according to aquatic critter
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So with it reading a hair under 1.022 it actually is a hair under 1.026
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Old 01-28-2013, 07:52 AM   #507
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So with it reading a hair under 1.022 it actually is a hair under 1.026
Sounds right to be. Have your LFS test it again IMO just to make sure your still in that 2 mark off range. I never trusted those things. Take 5 different hydrometers and you'll get 5 different readings. I've done it. I've had the 100 dollar digital meter, hydrometers, refractometers probs etc... All gave different readings.

This was the best and most accurate one for me...

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...57&pcatid=9957
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Old 01-28-2013, 12:32 PM   #508
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Sounds right to be. Have your LFS test it again IMO just to make sure your still in that 2 mark off range. I never trusted those things. Take 5 different hydrometers and you'll get 5 different readings. I've done it. I've had the 100 dollar digital meter, hydrometers, refractometers probs etc... All gave different readings.

This was the best and most accurate one for me...

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...57&pcatid=9957
Yeah I'm gonna take them a sample tomorrow or Wednesday when I go get my clowns. I hope my refractometer gets here soon
FedEx updated shipping info and now I'm not getting my second power head and my new hob filter until Thursday :-(
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Convict this is the one I bought

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BEST-DEAL-Sa...-/370675192070
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Old 01-28-2013, 01:54 PM   #510
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