Let's talk salinity!
The shrimp was in there about 36 hours before he died. I made the trip back to Houston today and took a water sample to the semi-LFS
They tested my salinity at 1.028, which they said was high. They gave me store credit for the shrimp but advised I wait til later before I add anything. They told me to remove 5 gallons of saltwater from my tank and replace it with freshwater.
My hydrometer measured the water between 1.025 and 1.026 when I got the water sample that I took to the store. The store reading was 1.028 As I was driving I got to thinking about that chart that Grizz posted earlier in this thread and how temperature affects salinity. Could the temp be the difference between my reading and the stores?
I didn't specifically ask what she used to measure my water, but it wasnt a hydrometer. I asked how accurate it was and she said "highly accurate...almost exact" She told me from now on just to take my reading and add 2 to it. For example if my hydrometer reads 1.025 then my salinity is really 1.027
I'm not so sure I believe this. I need my expert friends to weigh in!