Originally Posted by Gregcoyote
Winner winner chicken dinner...you got the bad one! Usually happens to me too.
We can sum it up to operator error lol i dont mind
Originally Posted by sansouci01
ok..ok refractometer it is. Don't know what I was thinking. Wanted to save money.
Tried my hydrometer last night with some tap water and it read 1.004. Instructions say it should read 1.000. Guess you should not get cheap on a device that is one of the most important items you can have when it comes to salt water tanks...
When i first started into it and learned about the hydrometer issues. So i took my water to a friend with a refractometer and it measured the exact same but not that long ago i bought a new one and it showed my tank was 1.020 so i took my water back to a friend and he showed 1.026 so to the internet i went shopping for a refractometer lol. I use the BRS one and their calibration solution instead of rodi
. Makes more sense to me to calibrate it in the range you'll be using it for.