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    Refractometers and Salinity Measurement

    http://reefkeeping.com/issues/2006-12/rhf/index.php

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    We have had countless reefers test their refracts using a std. Many but not all are right on using the std and need no re-calibration.
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    Bump, just had to do this
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    Good info. I have two of the blue ones from premium. One was adjusted by the local lab it tested perfect the other was adjusted using rodi and it read 1.024 with the pipoint solution.

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    error in article

    A new standard for hyposalinity can also be made by mixing two parts 35 ppt seawater and one part freshwater

    Nope, should be one part 35 ppt and 2 parts FW

    (1.026 +1.0 + 1.0) / 3 = 1.009 or 12 ppt (hypo)

    (1.026 + 1.026 + 1.0) / 3 = 1.017 or 23 ppt
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    One of these days I need to get some solution

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scooterman View Post
    One of these days I need to get some solution
    Na, that $750 conductivity meter is a much better solution.

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    Don, shut-up I want him to spend the money. So in two months he can say "that was a bad idea and I have a knot on my head from the wife to prove it "
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    Humm, I didn't consider the wife factor, that requires more red tape than trying to get voted into congress

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    I don't have a wife so I can think for you Buy the way what is a wife ? Do I need one ? Opp's I forgot, we already went through that on RS forum There're nice but I don't need one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boomer View Post
    I don't have a wife so I can think for you Buy the way what is a wife ? Do I need one ? Opp's I forgot, we already went through that on RS forum There're nice but I don't need one.
    Stay single, it is much funner that way, also you can spend more on you

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    After our last discussion on this topic, I purchased some Pinpoint Salinity Calibration Soln, and my RHS-10ATC refractometer measured right on..Whew!

    *ahem*....have you forgotten there are girls on this board? lol. A wife is good for many things.....we make you thankful you get to leave the house and go to work everyday . Admit it Scooty....you'd be lost without your other half . Have you had your daily dose of Estrogen today?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NaH2O View Post
    After our last discussion on this topic, I purchased some Pinpoint Salinity Calibration Soln, and my RHS-10ATC refractometer measured right on..Whew!

    *ahem*....have you forgotten there are girls on this board? lol. A wife is good for many things.....we make you thankful you get to leave the house and go to work everyday . Admit it Scooty....you'd be lost without your other half . Have you had your daily dose of Estrogen today?
    I still haven't set up everything enough yet to really find out where I'm at on my refract. I'm running my tank in Hypo right now as the only thing I have in it is a few hermits, I don't know when I'll get more LR & lights etc needed to keep anything so I'll wait till then to calibrate mine.

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    you'd be lost without your other half


    So Nikki, Soot is half man an half women = Wife
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    Yes.....without the woman half of him, he may still be driving around lost trying to find the grocery store, wearing shoes that look horrible with a particular outfit, or even still getting up to change the channel because the remote is lost .

    Watch it or else I'll put together an Estrogen Posse to find you
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    So how old is Cretaceous?
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