Years ago I purchased a H2 Ocean precision (auto temp compensation) salinity refractometer. This tester came with a vial of calibration fluid. I constantly checked the calibration and this unit was rock solid every time. I never had to recalibrate it. Fast forward to late last year. I made a new batch salt water, 90 gallons that I have a doser performing an AWC of 1 gallon a day. I noticed my 5 inch round WWC Bounce coral beginning to like melt away from the center out. I dipped it several times and it just kept melting away. I checked all parameters a number of times and saw nothing out of the ordinary. As a last resort I took a sample of water to my LFS and they checked salinity first. To my amazement salinity was at 1.017. I took a vial of calibration fluid home and sure enough my refractometer was way of. I slowly brought salinity back up to 1.026. A month or so I noticed several very small new babies of my WWC Bounce coral growing on the same rock where I thought all was lost. Today I have 7 WWC Bounce corals corals all about the size of a 50 cent piece. Moral of the story always calibrate your testers and if you believe a test is out of range verify that test before adding anything to your tank.