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Old 07-15-2011, 01:15 PM   #11
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Yep it will break down into ammonia and then be eaten by the bb, keeping the cycle going. Not a lot though, just a pinch of food
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Old 07-16-2011, 01:24 AM   #12
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What do you guys think, should I splurge for a refractometer? I'm getting tired of guessing the reading on my swing arm hydrometer
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Old 07-16-2011, 01:27 AM   #13
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refractometers arent considered splurging in my book...i def recommend
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Old 07-16-2011, 01:29 AM   #14
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swing arms are just so inaccurate, i think a refractometer is going to be my next purchase
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Old 07-16-2011, 01:32 AM   #15
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kinda makes me wonder as to how much petco and petsmart really care about their fish...they use 5 in 1 test strips and swing arm hydrometers..... but thats another topic .... on the note of Triggers, found out today that Trigers are supposed to be pretty hardy when it comes to diseases...they say its not really normal for them to catch a disease... interesting
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Old 07-16-2011, 08:24 AM   #16
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Before i bought my refractometer i used the swing arm what i did was test my water then had the LFS test it with there refractometer this way i could tell where my SG. really was
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Refractometer is a must if youre serious about your tank. MY swing arm was off, way off after I compared it to the refractometer.
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buying it today lol
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Old 07-17-2011, 01:24 AM   #19
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I shoodve gotten a refractometer in the beginning.. The amount that my hydrometer was off is incredible.. in a bad way lol my swing arm read 1.024 which is my target gravity, the refractometer read 1.030.. One of the best purchases ive made
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Old 07-17-2011, 01:41 AM   #20
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There ya go, see told ya it wasn't splurging, I been debating on pickin one up from my lfs, they said they would calibrate it for me...looks like I'm going to now
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