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Calibrating salinity probe with tank water

Discussion in 'Neptune Systems' started by szavoda, Feb 19, 2016.

  1. szavoda

    szavoda Prawn M.A.S.C Club Member

    Perhaps someone knows (Zombie ?) - why can't I use my tank water to calibrate my Apex salinity / conductivity probe? If I feel comfortable that my Milwaukee is accurate, can I just use the tank water to calibrate to 1.026?

    Thanks!

    Shawn
     
  2. jda123

    jda123 Barracuda M.A.S.C Club Member

    You can, but if your 1.026 is not accurate, your apex never will be. If you trust it, then you trust it.
     
  3. szavoda

    szavoda Prawn M.A.S.C Club Member

    Yea - I do not use the apex to get accurate, necessarily, but rather to alert me in case there is a large deviation. Heck - I guess I really do not even need to calibrate, but it would be nice to have it read somewhat close to normal.
     
  4. aquarius

    aquarius Copepod

    If you calibrated your refractometer with actual calibration fluid vs ro/di water then maybe but many of the stores in the Denver area have the calibration packets for the Apex or can get it. I believe Aquatic Art has them as well as Aquamart maybe?
     

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