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Old 10-22-2003, 09:42 PM   #1
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what type of hydrometer?

what type of hydro meter do you use?
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im useing seatest

does any one use the glass tube type of hydometer?
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I use a salinity refractometer, temps at 80.5...... do I need to compensate for my reading due to temp? I heard that somewhere

I really like using the refractometer.

I try to keep at 1.024
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do I need to compensate for my reading due to temp? I heard that somewhere

I really like using the refractometer.
It depends on what refractometer you have. Mine, for example, has what they call "ATC" or Automatic Temperature Conversion built in so I don't have to convert the temp at all.

Check with your instructions.
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Ah so...

That explains the ATC within the model number of my refractometer.
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I use a salinity refractometer, temps at 80.5...... do I need to compensate for my reading due to temp?
Since you have an ATC Refractometer heed the name "Salinity Refractometer". If you're water temp is different than the calibration temperature then the Specific Gravity scale is going to be inaccurate.

This really doesn't matter since what we are actually looking for is the Salinity. You don't ever need to worry about S.G. again. Just keep the Salinity at 35ppt and all will be well.
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Indeed.......

It's all coming clear to me now.........



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