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Old 12-14-2013, 12:21 AM   #1
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Refractometer or Hydrometer

My refractometer is reading 1.026 while my hydrometer is reading 1.021.......Which one is more reliable? Does anyone know?? Dont know if I should try to bring my salinity down or not.My fish and my Anemones seem to be doing fine.
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Old 12-14-2013, 12:36 AM   #2
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what brand of refractometer and when was the last time that you calibrated it? what brand of hydrometer? refractos are much more accurate as long as they are calibrated on a regular basis
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what brand of refractometer and when was the last time that you calibrated it? what brand of hydrometer? refractos are much more accurate as long as they are calibrated on a regular basis
+1 Said it all.

Calibrating your refractometer is an important step when something like this occurs to rule out errors from it.
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I did recalibrate it and my hydrometer is an Instsnt Ocean type.I just got my refrac 2 days ago.
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instant ocean hydrometers are known for being inaccurate
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Old 12-14-2013, 12:49 PM   #6
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Thanx.....will go with The frac readings instead.
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