Hydrometer vs. Refractometer

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Hydrometer vs. Refractometer

Post by v_danger_v » July 5th, 2019, 3:19 am

Which one is better to use in a brackish type setup and why? There is a price difference of about $10-ish dollars between the two (hydrometer is cheaper), but what is the main difference and which one is more overall accurate?


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by Avery » July 5th, 2019, 5:07 pm
A hydrometer is cheaper overall, but if there are any air bubbles inside it can completely ruin the results it reports back. If you want more precise salt readings, then using a refractometer is the best.

For brackish water, I would honestly say that you could use either/or, as long as you make sure there are no air bubbles in the hydrometer you should be fine.
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Post by Avery » July 5th, 2019, 5:07 pm

A hydrometer is cheaper overall, but if there are any air bubbles inside it can completely ruin the results it reports back. If you want more precise salt readings, then using a refractometer is the best.

For brackish water, I would honestly say that you could use either/or, as long as you make sure there are no air bubbles in the hydrometer you should be fine.