Salinity tester & Refractometers

Discussion in 'Water Chemistry' started by Land_Fish, Apr 8, 2004.

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  1. Land_Fish

    Land_Fish Guest

    Wondering which of this salinity testers you have used before. You can check as many of them that you have used.

    I have modified the list to include a refractometer. So if you have voted already and need to add refractometer just click on the "remove vote" link on the right and start over.

    After you have voted please post which ones you have used.

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    Thanks
    Dave
     
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  3. Gresham

    Gresham Great Blue Whale

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    Re: Swing arm SG tester

    Dave, I use an Esha swing arm hydrometer imported from some European country. You can purchase them from Aquatic Ecosystems and a few online retailers. Love the unit and it checks out against my refractometer. I've used all the ones on the list, plus one made by Marine Systems. They all seem to behave the same as far as accuracy.
     
  4. JOER0178

    JOER0178 Peppermint Shrimp

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    Re: Swing arm SG tester

    i used the deep six before i got my refractometer
     
  5. NUGIO

    NUGIO Corkscrew Tentacle Anemone

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    Re: Swing arm SG tester

    Seatest ...refract now
     
  6. Land_Fish

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    Re: Swing arm SG tester

    I have Modified the vote list. Please re-vote. thanks
     
  7. seawillow

    seawillow Coral Banded Shrimp

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    Re: Salinity tester & Refractomers

    I use the Deep 6....definately want to buy a refractometer tho..heard they are the best and most accurate
     
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  9. Land_Fish

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    [quote author=seawillow link=board=Water;num=1081462953;start=0#5 date=04/15/04 at 16:12:05]I use the Deep 6....definately want to buy a refractometer tho..heard they are the best and most accurate[/quote]

    Man don't get Boomer started here... Please read the other threads on that. ;D

    I love the refractometer I just bought. 42 bucks at Premium Aquatics.. one of our advertisers.
     
  10. seawillow

    seawillow Coral Banded Shrimp

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    Re: Salinity tester & Refractomers

    wow..that seems like a good price..!! Think I'll go check it out!! Thanks!
     
  11. Craig Manoukian

    Craig Manoukian Giant Squid

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    Re: Salinity tester & Refractomers

    Refractometer all the way since I got mine!
     
  12. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    Re: Salinity tester & Refractomers

    I just used my 'Deep Six' this morning. It's alright once you get all the bubbles off the needle. I always rinse it with freshwater afterward. ;)

    BUT, Premium Aquatics has the blue Refractometers in again! 16 left. I just ordered mine! :)