Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 01-28-2016, 10:29 AM   #11
Aquarium Advice Freak
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 214
If that's the case, then wouldn't you want to measure it at the temperature your tank is at?

Sent from my XT1585 using Aquarium Advice mobile app

Jasonrusso is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2016, 10:48 AM   #12
Aquarium Advice Addict

POTM Champion
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Southern Cali
Posts: 1,733
Ideally yes, but we have no control over what temp the hydrometer was calibrated at/for, so we have to make adjustments.
Many refractometers have integrated temp calibration, mine does.
Otherwise you can use charts to determine the specific gravity at various temps.
here is some more info;

Temperature Corrections for Hydrometers by Randy Holmes-Farley - Reefkeeping.com

Salinity and specific gravity guidelines for the saltwater and reef keeper - Algone

PB_Smith is offline   Reply With Quote

salinity, reef, tank

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Checked the Local Fish Store afurlow96 Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 2 06-10-2014 07:51 PM
How many checked their house structure before adding 500+lbs Shelby_Tempo_GT Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 10 06-27-2006 06:11 PM
Read this Salinity in reef tank. drillsar Saltwater Reef Aquaria 5 01-03-2006 11:11 AM
Since no one checked my old post.... c0mf0rt Saltwater & Reef - Identification 8 12-05-2004 01:09 AM
I got a new 30g and want a reef tank...is this ok? NeXuZ Saltwater Reef Aquaria 2 12-17-2003 07:00 PM

» Photo Contest Winners

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:30 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.