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American Marine Pinpoint Salinity Monitor

American Marine Pinpoint Salinity Monitor

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American Marine PINPOINT Salinity Monitor

PINPOINT Salinity Monitor™ will accurately and immediately measure the amount of salt in any marine or freshwater system. The reading is fully temperature compensated and the conversion chart will precisely show the corresponding density (specific gravity) or % salt (refractometer) values. Every saltwater aquarist should own this monitor; the accuracy is superb! This monitor is especially useful to determine the low level of salt required for Koi, whether in an aquarium or outdoor pond. Comes complete with meter, probe and calibration fluid.
  • Given proper care, the PINPOINT Salinity Monitor™ should last a lifetime.
  • Powered by a standard 9-volt battery (not included).
  • Optional AC Adaptor Kit
  • Additional 53.0 mS calibration fluid
  • 2 year manufacturer`s warranty


Specifications

  • Monitor 5" x 3"
  • LCD display

 


What's in the Box

  • salinity monitor
  • attached probe w/ 3 ft chord
  •  53.0 mS calibration fluid
  • instruction manual


Manufacturer Info

American Marine Pinpoint Aquarium Supplies
American Marine was founded in 1989 by a devoted aquaculturist who was passionate about quality and precision. Back in the late 80s, critical water quality parameters were mostly tested with colorimetric test kits. Some digital instruments were borrowed from university or laboratory sources with mixed results but always a high price tag. Expensive European aquarium equipment was always a disappointment when it finally arrived. Inexpensive "pens" gave no better results than color test kits and prematurely failed even when testing for approximate readings.

Using the most current technology and design, American Marine introduced Pinpoint Monitors, which have become the most respected line of digital instruments in the aquaculture business. American Marine was the first to introduce a 2-year warranty on each and every monitor. For every purpose, from a goldfish bowl to a salmon hatchery, Pinpoint Monitors are called into duty every day because of their rugged design, precise readings and reasonable cost. American Marine has sold Pinpoint Monitors on every continent. Each monitor is powered by a standard 9 volt battery that is available worldwide.

Warranty

1 Year manufacturer warranty.  No warranty on probes.

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Finicky at first

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Posted: 7/25/2011 from WEST LINN, OR UNITED STATES
3.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: Once you have it setup it appears to read very well. The key is to have the probe submersed totally in solution, and to leave at least one minute or two. The calibration solution is not enough to submerse the probe totally in a "normal" cup, so you need to find a small enough one in order to calibrate it properly. I would have rated this an additonal star if more calibration solution was provided to make initial calibration an easier task. Once calibrated, important to make "extra" calibartion solution to have enough on hand.


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So long refractometer!

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Reviewers Rating Excellent!


Posted: 6/14/2011 from California
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: I breed clownfish and in my small 2-3 gal tanks it's so easy for the salinity to change dramatically in a short period of time. With my AMP Salinity Monitor I'm able to quickly check the salinity accurately in all of my tanks and maintain the salinity I want. This is an excellent product. Buy one and you'll see what I mean!


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Very Accurate

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Reviewers Rating Great


Posted: 4/23/2011 from MURRIETA, CA UNITED STATES
4.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: I like this monitor. It's very accurate and easy to set up. The problem is that the battery died after ONE WEEK. I need to contact American Marine to see if this monitor is designed for CONSTANT monitoring. Otherwise - it's a great addition!


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AMP Salinity Monitor

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Reviewers Rating Excellent!


Posted: 3/6/2011 from RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, CA UNI
5.0 5
Experience Level: Expert


Comments: This monitor has worked great for the year that I've owned it and it really gives me the confidence that my salinity is spot on.


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Pinpoint Salinity Monitor

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Posted: 4/21/2009 from DULUTH, MN UNITED STATES
4.0 5
Experience Level: Expert


Comments: This product seems to work well and has accurately read my salinity. This product was not properly calibrated when it arrived but was easy enough to fix. I do love not having to go through all of the steps that I used to have to do with my refractometer or hydrometer.


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best way to monitor salinity

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Reviewers Rating Excellent!


Posted: 10/1/2008 from DAVIS, CA UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: This monitor has been working great for me. It's much more convenient and easier to read than other devices.


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Great Product

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Posted: 8/14/2008 from BRUNSWICK, MD UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: Sometimes it is worth paying the big bucks for the accuracy and the convenience. This is one of those times. I'm very glad that I bought this salinity monitor. It is easy to use and allows for constant monitoring. It is idiot proof and I love it.


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Much easier

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Posted: 7/9/2008 from LYNN, MA UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: This is a great piece of equipment that has made water changes and regular monitoring of salinity much easier than using a refractometer. Readings are quick and accurate.


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American Marine Pinpoint Salin

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Reviewers Rating Great


Posted: 1/12/2008 from JACKSON, MI UNITED STATES
4.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: This is my second Pinpoint monitor (I also have the PH monitor). I have found these meters much easier to use for critical readings than chemical "count the drops" measurements, or trying to determine when the solution turns a "clear blue". This monitor is easy to calibrate, and can be readily used. Two small quibbles, first, the unit is susceptible to EMI, such as that generated by my PO flourescents, so keep the meter away from the lights and their ballasts. Secondly, the instructions aren't as clean on whether or not you can leave the probe permanently in the water. Other than that, it's a worthwhile purchase when salinity (specific gravity) is an important factor in your aquarium.


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Reality?

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Posted: 12/24/2007 from BREMERTON, WA UNITED STATES
3.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: When I puchased this product I was going for something that would instantly be able to provide me with a specific gravity and temperature of my tank, but this does neither, so I'm not sure if it's even temperature corrected. This gives you the measurement in salinity of ppm or something like that, with a card to translate to the specific gravity, but if you lose the card, you lose out. I bought an $8 manual one that actually tells me what the specific gravity is, and it seems more accurate than this. The calibration liquid that is given with the product is hardly enough to submerse the probe into for an accurate calibration. I doubt that this meter was ever really accurate. It has no directions for calibration, but 2 rheostats are inside the battery compartment that you can tweak and hope that something happens. Nothing really happened for me. When I tried to calibrate it would put the measurement at whatever zero value I calibrated when I tried a different solution. I gave the product a three because it is a good monitor that will tell you if there is any change in the salinity of your tank, but the question you will always have to ask your self is, is it just the meter fluctuating, or is it an actual change. I wouldn't recommend for accuracy, but for an indicator of change.


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