Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 06-23-2012, 04:56 PM   #21
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Newfiereefer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 283
Quote:
Originally Posted by pcdebb
its a 44 gallon, and the back i have is for 50 gallons so i'm working on emptying the bag as I still had alot left. it's getting there
Yeah , u should have a lil left when your finished. I just got a bucket myself as I found the bag would start to get clumpy due to moisture in the air.
__________________

__________________
Newfiereefer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2012, 06:37 PM   #22
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
pcdebb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Brandon, FL
Posts: 682
Quote:
Originally Posted by Schism View Post
be sure you calibrated your refractometer properly also. Its easiest to buy a bottle this stuff pictured below. Calibrating solution of 1.026 or 35ppt to be exact.
i may have to order this online as none of my stores that I was able to check today have it. I would guess they have their own stash of it to calibrate theirs. one of the guys told me that as long as I dont bang it around I shouldnt knock it off track. I'm gonna baby this thing like a fragile piece of china lol
__________________

__________________
My name is Deb and I have MTS
pcdebb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2012, 06:45 PM   #23
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Schism's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Lima, Ohio
Posts: 2,093
Quote:
Originally Posted by pcdebb
i may have to order this online as none of my stores that I was able to check today have it. I would guess they have their own stash of it to calibrate theirs. one of the guys told me that as long as I dont bang it around I shouldnt knock it off track. I'm gonna baby this thing like a fragile piece of china lol
Well read the instructions also. Most tell you how to originally calibrate it with distilled or RO/DI. The salinity solution is just an easier more accurate way.

Btw i ordered mine from Marine Depot i believe. Also i wouldnt trust it until its calibrated. It gets knocked around quite alot on it journey from the manufacturer.
__________________
29g Mixed Reef, 150w 14k Phoenix MH w/ Moonlights, Reef Octopus BH1000 HOB Skimmer, Ecotech Vortech MP10es, ReefKeeper Lite (Plus), PH Probe, Temp Probe, ATO, Carbon/GFO Reactor.
Schism is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2012, 12:59 AM   #24
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
pcdebb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Brandon, FL
Posts: 682
Mine came with no instructions whatsoever. I'm gonna see if I can get some info on calibrating myself
__________________
My name is Deb and I have MTS
pcdebb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2012, 01:10 AM   #25
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Schism's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Lima, Ohio
Posts: 2,093
Quote:
Originally Posted by pcdebb
Mine came with no instructions whatsoever. I'm gonna see if I can get some info on calibrating myself
Look inside the case under the foam padding, thats where mine were hidden.
__________________
29g Mixed Reef, 150w 14k Phoenix MH w/ Moonlights, Reef Octopus BH1000 HOB Skimmer, Ecotech Vortech MP10es, ReefKeeper Lite (Plus), PH Probe, Temp Probe, ATO, Carbon/GFO Reactor.
Schism is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2012, 05:19 PM   #26
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
pcdebb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Brandon, FL
Posts: 682
nope. they want me to do this the hard way lol

i dont have calibrating solution, but i'm reading I can do this with distilled water. Is this correct?
__________________
My name is Deb and I have MTS
pcdebb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2012, 06:40 PM   #27
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Schism's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Lima, Ohio
Posts: 2,093
Quote:
Originally Posted by pcdebb
nope. they want me to do this the hard way lol

i dont have calibrating solution, but i'm reading I can do this with distilled water. Is this correct?
You can but unless you have the instructions to your specific device then explaining it could be impossible also distilled is not the preferred method and leaves room for error. Rodi would be better.

Short way of explaining it is to put 3 drops or so on the glass and close it. Hold up to the light to see the reading and adjust the screw until the level is on the baseline reading line at the very bottom of the scale. Usually under the scale. That calibrates it to match the water at a Sg of 1.000. Obviously if you calibrated at 1.026 with calibrating solution your reading will be more accurate.

On mine the difference between distilled and calibrating solution is about .001 which can be significant.

Hopefully that helps some.
__________________
29g Mixed Reef, 150w 14k Phoenix MH w/ Moonlights, Reef Octopus BH1000 HOB Skimmer, Ecotech Vortech MP10es, ReefKeeper Lite (Plus), PH Probe, Temp Probe, ATO, Carbon/GFO Reactor.
Schism is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2012, 01:04 AM   #28
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
pcdebb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Brandon, FL
Posts: 682
i drink only bottled water and buy it by the case. I saw this on the label:

PURIFIED BY REVERSE OSMOSIS; FILTERED AND OZONATED TO ENSURE QUALITY

Is this the same thing? When I refill my 5 gallon jugs for my water machine, it says something similar with the reverse osmosis
__________________
My name is Deb and I have MTS
pcdebb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2012, 01:48 AM   #29
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Schism's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Lima, Ohio
Posts: 2,093
Quote:
Originally Posted by pcdebb
i drink only bottled water and buy it by the case. I saw this on the label:

PURIFIED BY REVERSE OSMOSIS; FILTERED AND OZONATED TO ENSURE QUALITY

Is this the same thing? When I refill my 5 gallon jugs for my water machine, it says something similar with the reverse osmosis
It is not 0 tds Ro/di. Dont be con'd into thinking it is.
__________________

__________________
29g Mixed Reef, 150w 14k Phoenix MH w/ Moonlights, Reef Octopus BH1000 HOB Skimmer, Ecotech Vortech MP10es, ReefKeeper Lite (Plus), PH Probe, Temp Probe, ATO, Carbon/GFO Reactor.
Schism is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
gravity, spec, specific gravity

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:48 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.