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Old 02-26-2008, 12:22 AM   #1
 
Cycling Problem

Every time i check my sg it says something different like 1.015 and 1.032.
What is the problem?
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Old 02-26-2008, 11:06 AM   #2
 
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If your using a Plasic one ,Make sure you bang it flat on the counter to get all the little air bubbles off the Gage.
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Old 02-26-2008, 11:35 AM   #3
 
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Ensure there is no flow interfering with the readings. Be sure after eah time you use it, you clean it since dissolved salt will stick to the unit.
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Old 02-26-2008, 02:35 PM   #4
 
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Unfortunately hydrometers can be very inaccurate. It has to do with the temp changes during production. If you know someone with a refractometer, ask them to calibrate it for you. Your best bet would be to invest a bit of money and purchase your own refractometer. This is a piece of equip that is well worth the money for anyone keeping saltwater, as it is used all the time and is the most accurate reading available.
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