RE: NANFA-L-- Kinda OT- Salt

Subject: RE: NANFA-L-- Kinda OT- Salt
From: Nick Zarlinga (njz at
Date: Mon Oct 25 2004 - 16:24:20 CDT

1. check your calculations again
2. check the temperatures to make sure they are the same as your
hydrometer's calibration
3. alow salt to dissolve longer
4. just because there is a Ph.D. don't assume they know what they are
talking about (unless of course they are on this list, then there should be
no doubts ;)

Had to be something you did wrong.

Nick Zarlinga
Aquarium Biologist
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
216.661.6500 ext 4485

  -----Original Message-----
  From: owner-nanfa-l at
Snailcollector at
  Sent: Monday, October 25, 2004 5:16 PM
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  Subject: NANFA-L-- Kinda OT- Salt

  I have the crystal sea hydrometer and decided to test it for accuracy. I
made a calibration solution as said on and found it to be
99% accurate. But when I added the correct dosage of Instan Ocean to my
water change bucket I found the SG to be 1.010. Whats up with this? The
person who wrote the article about calibration solutions has a Ph.D in
chemistry, so I am not so quick to doubt him.


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