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    Water clarity test ?

    I'm searching for a water clarity test this am.
    I remember reading about such a test on RC in the past..

    I can't remember about its name this am.
    I'd like to compare a daily/weekly test and see if the water gets clearer etc.
    It was supposed to indicate mainly if the skimmer was doing its job or it was dirty he he.. amongst other things... just another fun parameter to play with.
    I'm trying to get it as clear as possible, so it would be fun to have an established scale. I think it was electronic.. used infrared or the like.
    you dipped the thing in a glass of water.. and it measured it I think.

    Any ideas ?

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
    planning next tank, possibly 60x30x20 on 2x plasma.
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    i'm searching for water Turbidity measures or tests...
    didn't find one specifically for salt water aquariums yet.. still searching he he

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
    planning next tank, possibly 60x30x20 on 2x plasma.
    updated: 2011/05/30

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    wouldn't the ORP reading do the same thing?
    are you running filter floss or socks? because it really helps alot. I run floss and change it weekly.

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    You want a turbidity meter. They are calibrated with test solutions that are designed for the substance being checked. Check for Hach meters as a starting point.

    A real simple way is to put a white piece paper with some colored lines under water. If you compare a RO/DI sample to a tank water sample you may notice some color changes or yellowing.

    Clarity of water though can be affected by bubbles too which a turbidity test won't pick up on since they will usually be out of suspension by the time the test is taken unless you have an online meter.
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    wow.. prices are high.
    k.. i'll stick with the controller and an orp probe.

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
    planning next tank, possibly 60x30x20 on 2x plasma.
    updated: 2011/05/30

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    Just get the skimmer working good, throw in some carbon, get an ozone reactor going. It'll be as clear as day. :008:
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