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Red Sea Refractometer

Red Sea Refractometer

£35.99

 Main features of Red Sea’s Seawater Refractometer include: Directly reads the absolute salinity of seawater at 25°C/77 0F  ( No need for seawater or temperature compensation factors) Specifically designed for the ionic content of seawater (NSW) for more accurate salinity measurement (industry standard refractometers are calibrated for salt bri...


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TMC V2 Refractometer

TMC V2 Refractometer

£37.95

The TMC refractometer comes in a sturdy plastic storage case and has the following features.   Automatic temperature compensation.High resolution, dual scale - SG and PPT.Simple focus adjustment.Wipe-clean lens.Easy to calibrate using screwdriver supplied.Simple water application using pipette supplied.


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{"id":640980844576,"title":"D-D True Seawater Refractometer","handle":"d-d-true-seawater-refractometer","description":"\u003cp\u003eD-D True Seawater Refractometer\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eHand held instrument for the measurement of the TRUE Salinity and Specific Gravity (S.G.) of sea water by refractive index.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eWhat is different about the D-D Seawater Refractometer?\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eAlmost all hand held salt water refractometers available to the hobby are designed and calibrated for the testing of brine solutions, i.e. sodium chloride, and are not calibrated for the refractive index of natural sea water.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eEven though the largest percentage of salt in the sea is sodium chloride, the presence of other significant ions such as magnesium and calcium in natural sea water results in a different refractive index relative to that of brine. 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Our new Seawater Refractometer has therefore been specifically designed to read from 0-40ppt which gives you 2.5 times the resolution of a normal 0-100 scale.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eAuto Temperature Compensation (ATC)\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eThere is a lot of misunderstanding concerning the way the ATC feature works and its effect on the refractometer at different ambient room temperatures.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eSalinity is a measurement of a mass of salt in a mass of water and therefore does not vary with temperature however a refractometer does not measure salinity directly but measures the refractive index which is then displayed as salinity. 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D-D True Seawater Refractometer

D-D True Seawater Refractometer

£36.95

D-D True Seawater RefractometerHand held instrument for the measurement of the TRUE Salinity and Specific Gravity (S.G.) of sea water by refractive index. What is different about the D-D Seawater Refractometer?Almost all hand held salt water refractometers available to the hobby are designed and calibrated for the testing of brine solutions, i.e...


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