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I don't have a reverse osmosis system so I bought Imagitarium Pacific Ocean Water. I'm getting an sg = 3.1 reading using an ORAPXI tester. Anyone know what would cause this? I started with sg = 1.1 and was hoping this would balance it out. BTW, I'm very new at this.

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2 hours ago, MatthewN said:

I don't have a reverse osmosis system so I bought Imagitarium Pacific Ocean Water. I'm getting an sg = 3.1 reading using an ORAPXI tester. Anyone know what would cause this? I started with sg = 1.1 and was hoping this would balance it out. BTW, I'm very new at this.

 

Hello Matthew, Welcome to the Nano-Reef forums!  I've been using the Imagitarium Pacific Ocean Water for the past year and seven months and recently switched over to Nature's Ocean Nutri-SeaWater Natural Live Ocean Saltwater because the Imagitarium didn't include the necessary minerals and trace elements to keep corals alive while the Nature's Ocean did. But, if you're doing a fish only tank or you enjoy testing & dosing, Imagitarium Pacific Ocean Water should work fine.

 

To answer your question, I would buy and use a reliable Salinity Refractometer with Automatic Temperature Compensation, calibrate it, and verify your saltwater source and the tank water again.  I was reading the reviews on the ORAPXI salinity tester on Amazon and some of the negative reviews complained of it's accuracy, so that may have something to do with it.

 

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Out of curiosity, I tested my batch of Imagitarium Pacific Ocean Water vs Nature's Ocean Nutri-SeaWater Natural Live Ocean Saltwater so I have an up-to-date idea on what sg I'm adding to my tank for each water change.  Here are today's saltwater source sg values:

  • Imagitarium Pacific Ocean Water = sg of 1.0265
  • Nature's Ocean Nutri-SeaWater Natural Live Ocean Saltwater = sg of 1.028

 

I strive to get as close to 1.024 as possible, but I don't fret too much if it's 1.025 (which is what my tank is at now).  I'm somewhat surprised Nature's Ocean is that high, but by adding distilled water, I sort of save myself some $ anyways.

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Seadragon, thanks for your response. I will find a Refractometer and test with that. I will report back results.

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