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Old 03-22-2013, 09:49 PM   #1
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Hydrometer

So bought my first hydrometer awhile back and left it out and read that gives you false readings.

Bought another one. Let it sit in tank for a day to calibrate it

Started adding salt and it got to where I needed it to almost be. Bout a scoop every hr was how I for it

Left for a bit and when and came back it had fell off the glass it was suctioned to. And now the needle just lays at the bottom.

So what is the best hydrometer for checking salt water salinity? One I got is oceanic one
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Old 03-22-2013, 10:19 PM   #2
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Invest in a refractometer. Much more accurate...
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Refractometer, this optical device provides a direct reading of specific gravity and salinity in water. Will automatically compensate for temperature.
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Just called my local lfs and a petco and they don'thave them. Would Any other type of store have them
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Old 03-23-2013, 01:49 AM   #5
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I got mine off eBay good LFS should have them tho, or ask if they can get one in for you?
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I've not seen them at LFS. Can find them on amazon, eBay, marinedepot.com, Bulkreefsupply.com just to name a few sites.
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