REFRACTORMETER HELP

Discussion in 'Filters, Pumps, etc..' started by Flyariv, Jun 5, 2015.

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  1. Flyariv

    Flyariv Flamingo Tongue

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    Hello reefers

    i have 2 type of refractometer, one where it says 20 degrees, and another one where there s no temperature written inside when you look at the salinity result, i was sure my tank was at 1.025, but the one where the 20degrees show alway give me 1.029.

    will be glad to have your experience with it , what is my salinity level in my reef ? my tank is set at 25 degres.

    thanks
    Yariv
     
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  3. rayjay

    rayjay Gigas Clam

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    Are you using a proper calibration fluid for calibrating the refractometer?
     
  4. mdbostwick

    mdbostwick Vlamingii Tang

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    + 1 on the calibration fluid. I calibrate mine everytime i check my sg and usually have to make an adjustment.
     
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  5. DSC reef

    DSC reef Giant Squid

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    If your refractometer is an auto temp adjust type then just put some calibration fluid on it and wait 45 seconds then calibrate. After that, check your tank. Always try and use a refractometer that has ATC. (Auto temperature compensation )
     
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