Refractometer for Reading Salinity with Calibration Fluid

Refractometer for Reading Salinity with Calibration Fluid
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Refractometer for Reading Salinity with Calibration Fluid

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SKU: 205171
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If you have been using a hydrometer and have never tried a refractometer then you should really invest in one.  They use much less water, and can easily be calibrated for accurate repeatable readings.  For the most accurate readings  you will want to calibrate the refractometer to the solution you will be reading, and that is why we always include a bottle of Aqua Craft Calibration Solution at 35ppt (1.026sg) to keep your reef tanks salinity spot on.


Must have equipment for aquarists! Easily and accurately measure the salinity of your tank. Simple to use and read. This unit automatically compensates for temperature. FREE Salinity Calibration Fluid included. Calibrating your unit ensures correct salinity readings.

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*** Do not calibrate using RO/DI water as this will not give accurate readings***
All my water is from RO/DI water, how do you calibrate this?
Question by: Larry on Dec 23, 2013 11:14:00 AM
Hey Larry,
You calibrate it using the included 35ppt/1.026 calibration solution. The solution is a known standard, so you put that on the slide and then adjust the refractometer to 35ppt/1.026.
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Dec 23, 2013 11:14:00 AM
Is this unit calibrated specifically for seawater? Or seawater and brine. I was looking at red seas refractometer and theirs is calibrated for seawater only. I know that brine differs from seawater.
Question by: jeremy on Jan 17, 2016 7:09:00 PM
Great question!
The refractometer is set up for levels around 1.026 SG or 35 PPT. Unfortunately these are not designed for brine water levels. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Jan 26, 2016 6:39:00 PM

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Refractometers are one of the best pieces of equipment an aquarist can purchase. It not only ensures accurate measurements of salinity but it is also infinitely easier to use and read.

 

Comes with the following:

 

  • Dropper
  • Carrying Case
  • Screw Driver for calibrating
  • Adjustable eyepiece
  • Salinity Calibration Fluid. Calibrates to sg 1.026 (35ppt)

 

Steps to calibrate your unit:

 

1) Using the dropper place a few drops of the solution on the glass and close the lid.

2) Looking through the unit and turn the screw until the unit reads sg 1.026 (35ppt)

3) Screw the cap back on your calibration solution for storage. It is important that the cap is on tight or water will evaporate and ruin the solution.

 

*** Do not calibrate using RO/DI water as this will not give accurate readings***

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  • Great stuff By troy on 1/28/2016

    My swing arm was off at 1.032 to 1.026
  • Awesome Device By Kyle on 1/26/2016

    Great tool for use. Simple to use, calibrate, clean, and store.
  • nice product By constantine on 1/22/2016

    nice refractometer. easy to calibrate and read. would purchase again.
  • Ease of use By Jeff on 1/13/2016

    I am a beginner and this was very easy to calibrate and easy to read. Comes with a nice carry case and so far I am really liking it. My attempts to be a much better aquariums keeper for 2016 and on. ;-)
  • Works great By Allen on 10/23/2015

    I still like my Milwaukee ma887 Digital refractometer it is faster I like to check it with portable refractometer
  • Great tool, great deal By John on 10/17/2015

    I bought this when a friend showed me how wrong my swing-arm hydrometer was. Bulk Reef Supply's refractometer is a great tool, and the combination refractometer/calibration solution is unbeatable for the price.
  • Great build quality! By Dan on 9/23/2015

    My refractometer read 1.026 right off the bat with the calibration solution..didn't need to calibrate it at all!

    Build quality is excellent. Good weight to it.
  • very happy with this By Luis on 9/5/2015

    been using a hydrometer for over two years this has made it so much easier.
  • Excellent~~ By Scooter on 8/31/2015

    Got this Refractometer and wow when I opened it up I was very impressed by the Quality and how well it was built. I immediately tried it out. Was very impressed and wondered why I went so long without one. I would highly recommend this unit!! You won't be sorry!
  • Solid tool By Aaron on 8/24/2015

    This is a solid tool and easily allows you to correctly measure your salinity. Calibration was easy and doesn't seem to drift between uses. You won't regret this purchase.
  • Must Have By Morgan on 8/2/2015

    Amazing product. Easy to use. More accurate than a hydrometer. Well worth the money because it lasts years
  • This is a great instrument By Ed on 7/25/2015

    As an engineering technician for a medical device company, I am used to working with laboratory grade equipment. This refractometer is more than just a meter, I consider it an instrument. Once you get good lighting to read the scale clearly, it is reliable, repeatable and so very easy to use. I also like the weight of it, it gives me the feel of holding a precise instrument not some plastic device. All this and the added benefit of including the calibration fluid, adjustment driver, plastic dropper and even a micro fiber cloth at a very reasonable price makes me a very satisfied customer. Thanks Mr. Chili!

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