Re: NANFA-- Fishy observations

Bruce Stallsmith (
Tue, 06 Mar 2001 16:23:18 -0500


>The calibration solutions for the Hanna instruments are rather
>expensive, nicht war? I don't have the stuff to make my own TDS
>reference solution, so I don't really know how accurate my meter is.

I wouldn't worry about reference solutions so much for the TDS meter, from
what people on the KillieTalk list have said. These meters seem to hold
calibration pretty well, and even if you're off by 5 ppm it doesn't much
matter. But yeah, those solutions are not chep.

> > I really liked the Strong River when we visited last August, a more
> > longer visit would I'm sure yield interesting fishes (hopefully with no
> > drowning their car alarm control!).
>Right now it's uncollectable - by that I mean HIGH. It will settle
>down in the hot months, which is when I've had my best luck.

Creeks around Huntsville are all way high. I visited Mountain Fork of the
Flint River 10 days ago and it was dangerous mid-stream; I still collected a
coupla blackfin darters, including a male in breeding colors. And I continue
to collect blackspot killies (olivaceus, alright!) and orangespot sunfish at
a flooded roadside at Limestone Creek in Greenbrier, Limestone County; the
creek itself is a raging torrent.
>Jackson, MS

--Bruce Stallsmith
Huntsville, AL

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