Well, I thought when I got into this that that was the instrument needed to test the softness of freshwater best.
When I bought it I read on Hanna Instruments website regarding their conductivity meter "This precision instrument is perfect for serious discus keepers who add trace elements to pure water to achieve a reading of about 70 µS. Also useful for determining membrane effectiveness of reverse osmosis units. Regular tap water measures about 300-500 µS; good quality RO
water measures 5-15 µS."
Well, that was my goal. I wanted some good RO
water for Discus.
Thing is now that I have read the documentation you've provided me it almost seems that a cheap TDS
meter does the same thing, if not more accurately.
I mean what is the advantage of taking a reading in microsiemens since it doesn't necessarily convert to ppm
because of a variety of factors? It seems to me that everyone spouting off numbers always is doing so in ppm
Does microsiemens read the content of the water, if interpreted correctly, in a more detailed way?