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If you ever wonder if your using enough salt, or if your device is broken and you need to weigh the salt, this calculator was nearly perfect!

 

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If you ever wonder if your using enough salt, or if your device is broken and you need to weigh the salt, this calculator was nearly perfect!

The only issue I see with it is that you can't select what brand or version of slat mix you are using.
 
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The only issue I see with it is that you can't select what brand or version of slat mix you are using.
Im not sure the brand matters much. I used instant ocean. Worked like a charm!
 

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Im not sure the brand matters much. I used instant ocean. Worked like a charm!
I don't think it matters, as long as you keep the same salt mix your paramseter must be adjusted to them. Of course, if you chose to adjust parameters higher from what your salt provides, that's another story....
 
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I was just thinking that some salt mixes saying it makes so many gallons at like 1.023 and don't others advertise they make so many gallons at 1.025?
Yes your right. Iirc its just because of how much water is in the salts. Thus causing weights to be different. But most salt mixes likely use the same ingredients to make theirs, perhaps just different purities.
 

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I use instant ocean reef crystals and it's recommended to add 1/2 cup per gallon. I'm at 1.026 with that amount, once I tested 1.025. I then added a 1/2 cup and it was enough to raise it to 1.026. I also bought the Milwaukee digital refractometer and I'm very pleased with the accuracy and digital readout. I'll spend the extra to make the hobby easier. Good Luck!
 
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I use instant ocean reef crystals and it's recommended to add 1/2 cup per gallon. I'm at 1.026 with that amount, once I tested 1.025. I then added a 1/2 cup and it was enough to raise it to 1.026. I also bought the Milwaukee digital refractometer and I'm very pleased with the accuracy and digital readout. I'll spend the extra to make the hobby easier. Good Luck!
Its accurate but not precise. I have it and think its not very useful for making salt water.
 

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It won't be accurate for salt mixes that use anhydrous ingredients. Brightwell, for example:

" NēoMarine may have a slight sulfurous odor when the container is first opened; this is a result of the use of anhydrous magnesium chloride and sulfate and will dissipate. "

 
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Only by looking at the box for the comments or directions, or possible by whether the water gets warm when mixing the salt into it.
Im sorry but what would the comments or directions likely say? What does io use?
 
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