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- Aug 27, 2015
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- South Burlington, Vermont
Hi EmdeReef,What’s the accuracy for different parameters? Sorry if I missed this on the website.
The MindStream Monitor provides impeccable analytical merit for ten water parameters in saltwater aquariums with one compact sub $1,000 device. The MindStream calcium and potassium are precise to less than 5 ppm and magnesium less than 15 ppm. Combined with a precision on the carbonate alkalinity measure of less than 0.1 dKH, the MindStream Monitor provides outstanding chemical insight into key water parameters for reef keepers. The pH sensor is bench marked against a state-of-the-art oceanographic optical pH instrument and has a precision of less than 0.05%. Furthermore, the salinity and temperature sensors are calibrated against lab-grade sensors. The MindStream Monitor utilizes noble-metal electrodes to measure salinity which results in a highly stable (precision of 0.0002 specific-gravity units) and reliable measure. The dissolved gas sensors (carbon dioxide, oxygen and ammonia) are calibrated in a controlled clean-room environment.
While we understand that precision and trending is most important to you, it might also be helpful to know the MindStream Monitor parameters have an accuracy ranging ± 2-5% in an average saltwater tank (Ca: 400 ppm, Mg: 1300 ppm, K: 400 ppm, temperature: 78ºC, carbonate alkalinity: 9 dKH, salinity: 35 ppt, pH: 8.0).
Does that help answer your question?