FishChannel Product Reviews: Aquarium Test Equipment

Every product in FishChannel’s product review section has been tested by noted Aquarium Fish International columnist David Lass.

David A. Lass has been keeping tropical fish since he was 12 years old. He has been involved in most aspects of the aquarium hobby and currently wholesales tropical fish to retail stores in New England. In addition to the fish tanks for his business, David keeps a number of large planted tanks, including a 300 gallon with altum angels, discus, rummynoses and many catfish. David is the product reviewer for Aquarium Fish International and a moderator on the FishChannel forums.


American Marine, Inc. PINPOINT Salinity Monitor

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American Marine, Inc. (AMI) has an excellent Salinity Monitor. It is precise and easy to use.

The Claims
AMI claims that its PINPOINT Salinity Monitor will accurately and instantly measure the amount of salt in any marine or freshwater system. AMI also claims that the instrument is easy to set up and calibrate, and that it is durable.

The Test
I first calibrated the monitor with the calibration fluid that comes with the product. Then I used it on two different marine systems in my wholesale fish room. I also measured the same water with a plastic moveable-arm hydrometer and a refractometer. I left the PINPOINT Salinity Monitor on one system, so I could check the salinity of that system at any time. More>>


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