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Old 01-25-2011, 11:57 AM   #11
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I thought 030 was higher than 026.
1.030 salinity on my ph meter. How do you use those
calibration solution packets? I'm afraid my meter is
losing calibration because it gets to its levels at a creeping
pace.
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Old 01-25-2011, 12:05 PM   #12
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I guess we got our measurements confused, I thought you meant the salinity was 30, salinity and specific gravity are two different scales for measuring the salt in the water. Your reading in specific gravity, in that case you definitely want to bring it down to 1.026. You can drop it down over the course of a week or so using plain RO water.

If your using some sort of electronic meter, hopefully someone else can chime in to help you with that. I use just a handheld refractometer.
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No problem. I'm still learning. I just use the handheld refractometer.
What do you measure specific gravity with?
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With a refractometer... Make sure you calibrated it ( i recheck mine every couple months). Calibrate it with your rodi water. When checking salinity should read at 1.025. To bring it down over the next few days.....trade out some of your salt water for rodi. Dont bring it down all at once...can stress the critters out even more. Once you get salinity where it should be...make sure you top off your tank everyday so you dont have anymore salinity swings.
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