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Old 04-30-2011, 05:38 PM   #1
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I bought RO/DI water from my lfs store And when I made my saltwater I put to much salt and my salt level is to high my lfs store is closed so I can't go buy more ro water from them can I use polar spring water in exchange for the ro/di water from the lfs store ?
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Old 04-30-2011, 06:49 PM   #2
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Nope it will have added minerals in it, RO/DI is nearly pure h2o wait till it opens again.
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Old 04-30-2011, 06:56 PM   #3
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Go to your grocery store and get distilled water. It's the same stuff. just purified in a different manner.
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Old 04-30-2011, 07:08 PM   #4
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Yeah I kinda figured it wasent good thats why I was asking just to make sure
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I agree with the distilled idea. You can get that at your grocery store.
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Old 04-30-2011, 07:51 PM   #6
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Yeah my lfs store is telling me my salt is low but I tested it and it's fine so I don't understand them at all , their saying I might be doing it wrong but I think they are lol
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Are you measuring with a refractometer?
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I'm measuring with a hydrometer
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Old 04-30-2011, 11:37 PM   #9
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Hydrometers are very inaccurate, you need a refractometer. Your LFS is probably right, I used hydrometer when I first started because I didn't know better. Found out one was off .004, the other was off .006.
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Old 04-30-2011, 11:41 PM   #10
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Refractometer is the way to go. This is the one I have. Vital Sine Refractometer
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By no means do you have to get one this expensive but i think you should be look'n to spend no less than $45 to $50 to get a decent one that will last. Hydrometers can be off by alot. And distilled is the way to go in an emergency, I have three 5 gallon water cooler jug's full and on standby for emergencies. Good luck
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