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Old 03-25-2005, 11:20 PM   #1
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Anyone recomend a good refractometer?

I am planning on buying a refractometer? Anyone ever but one on ebay? Or is there any other ones that you can recomend? Thanks
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Old 03-26-2005, 12:02 AM   #2
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I bought mine on eBay. The one I got is ATC and IMO that's critical. I can't imagine having to temp compensate to calc the salinity. The one I got was from the seller instrumentsdepot. Fast turn around time, easy to read, has an optical adjustment so that I can bring the readings into focus. I like it. I presume it is accurate. Found out my salt was .004 higher than I thought I was keeping it at. Ooops.
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Old 03-26-2005, 12:54 AM   #3
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I bought one for around $5o. Like mentioned above, get one with auto temperature compensation and you will be set.
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I got mine from saltwaterfish.com. It is ATC (Automatic Temperature Calibration...I think), and works very well for me. I thought it to be a good deal at $50.

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Old 03-26-2005, 08:07 AM   #5
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You can also try drsfostersmith.com and premiumaquatics.com, both for around $45.00
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SG 1.024, temp 79.5, pH 8.4

Livestock I added:

1 skunk cleaner. 12 hermits: red, scarlet, blue. 15 or so assorted snails. Discosomas, Ricordia, Rhodactis mushroom corals, chaetomorpha (sump), 1 feather duster, Montipora digitata, Montipora capricornis, Montipora hispids. assorted zoos, Xenia, Kenya tree coral, green Sinularia, green star polyps, branching hammer coral, bubble coral, Devil's hand leather. Yellow chromis, purple firefish.

Hitchhikers: the usual suspects :crabs, bristles, urchin, mantis shrimp (now in exile in mantis tank)

List of possible/likely newcomers:

Feather duster. PJ cardinal, Bangghai cardinal, Firefish goby, Clownfish, Neon goby, Yellow watchman goby, Orchid dottyback. Various corals.
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30 gal standard 55 lbs LR, 60 lb live sand, 10 gal sump/refugium. Urchin skimmer, mag7 pump, 3 x 96W PC combination 10,000K/actinic bulb, 2 blue LED moonlights
SG 1.024, temp 79.5, pH 8.4

Livestock I added:

1 skunk cleaner. 12 hermits: red, scarlet, blue. 15 or so assorted snails. Discosomas, Ricordia, Rhodactis mushroom corals, chaetomorpha (sump), 1 feather duster, Montipora digitata, Montipora capricornis, Montipora hispids. assorted zoos, Xenia, Kenya tree coral, green Sinularia, green star polyps, branching hammer coral, bubble coral, Devil's hand leather. Yellow chromis, purple firefish.

Hitchhikers: the usual suspects :crabs, bristles, urchin, mantis shrimp (now in exile in mantis tank)

List of possible/likely newcomers:

Feather duster. PJ cardinal, Bangghai cardinal, Firefish goby, Clownfish, Neon goby, Yellow watchman goby, Orchid dottyback. Various corals.
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