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Old 05-27-2011, 03:21 PM   #21
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The only test eqiupment I currently have is a hydrometer.
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Old 05-27-2011, 05:51 PM   #22
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Try to get it calibrated cause they are usually off. I have a hydrometer and it read .023 when the water was actually .027 with a hydrometer and calibrating can save you money as well
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How do I get it calibrated?
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How do I get it calibrated?
You know quite honestly,..If you're really serious about getting a nice tank up and running I'd scrap that hydrometer and spend a few bucks and invest in a refractometer , the hydrometer is affected by by your water's temperature ,the hundreds of little micro bubbles always trying to lift up on your floating arm ,salt crystals etc....I know there's a lot of hobbiest here who have purchased a refractometer on eBay for a very reasonable rate ( $20+ )., and that $20 bucks spent now could save you a lot of money and trouble down the line,..jmho,... Dary
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+1 on the Refractometer. eBay is awesome.
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Old 05-27-2011, 09:21 PM   #26
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If you can find one in your price range then get it. But to calibrate you take water sample and test it on your hydrometer then test it on a refractometer ex. If the refractometer says .023 and your hydrometer says .027 use a marker and mark .023 on the hydrometer where the pointer points at.
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Refractometer for reading salinity w/ Free Calibration fluid - English

Here's the one i bought and it works great. Even came with calibration fluid. Very easy to use and it comes with good directions. $40 is a good price.
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Old 05-28-2011, 02:22 AM   #28
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Definitely gonna have to get one....thanks for the info and the link.
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