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Old 02-19-2012, 10:27 AM   #581
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If you are doing hypo you need a refractometer. A hydrometer isn't dependable or accurate enough to successfully keep your salinity at 1.009.
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Old 02-19-2012, 10:32 AM   #582
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If you are doing hypo you need a refractometer. A hydrometer isn't dependable or accurate enough to successfully keep your salinity at 1.009.
Great, thanks!

Is this one any good?


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That'll work just fine.
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Old 02-19-2012, 10:50 AM   #584
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Great, thanks! I will hopefully order it later on today.

Is it still ok to do a water change and start lowering the salinity a little bit?
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Great, thanks! I will hopefully order it later on today.

Is it still ok to do a water change and start lowering the salinity a little bit?
Yea you can start now
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How low should I shoot for today (the salinity)?
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As much as you want...The key is to get it to 1.009 within 36 hours..I have always instantly put fish into conditions hypo with no issues
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As much as you want...The key is to get it to 1.009 within 36 hours..I have always instantly put fish into conditions hypo with no issues

Thanks!

I don't think that I will be able to get it down to 1.009 within 36 hours (I have to wait for my refractometer to come in once ordered (I am thinking that I should have the refractometer before I start to get on the lower side as far as salinity goes).

Is this a problem?
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I'm sure you could get it down to 1.014 using your hydrometer and be in the safe zone.
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I'm sure you could get it down to 1.014 using your hydrometer and be in the safe zone.
Thank you.

Then when I get my refractometer I will test and adjust as needed, right?

Will there be a problem if I am a little above 1.014 on the hydrometer?

Sorry for all of these questions, lol.
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