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Old 12-03-2010, 02:41 PM   #21
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Hmm ok so how would I know which is which? Faulty Hydrometer or air bubbles? I mean, I guess I could try to not add any more SW and just Distilled for a while and see what happens??
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If you've been topping off with SW and not distilled, then your salinity to going to be too high. Looking back on this thread, doesn't sound like you were ever measuring salinity so it wouldn't surprise me if your hydrometer was reading close to correct.

As far as air bubbles... those should be obvious - just give the hydrometer a good slam on the table when you set it down and the air bubbles should dislodge.

You could always take a sample to a LFS and have them give you a reading to compare yours against.
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OK cool sounds like it will work then, I'll give what you suggested a try b4 I take it to an lfs though... thanks for the advice!
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