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GREAT!!! By Moneymarkj on 5/4/13Moneymarkj would recommend this product to a friendI never wanted to buy one of these, but my hydrometer gave up the ghost and started to give me faulty readings. This hydrometer is spot on and is easy to read. the instructions that came with it had some mispelled words, but besides that, it's good!
Quality equipment By Joel on 5/3/13Joel would recommend this product to a friendThis refractometer is great. It just needs a really bright light to get a clear reading. The hinge hasn't rusted yet (as it did with a former unit). Appreciated the inclusion of calibration fluid. Solid piece of equipment no reefer can afford to be without.
Easy to Use & Accurate By Starrme on 4/29/13Starrme would recommend this product to a friendI love this refractometer.
- comes pre-calibrated
- easy to clean, just wipe off after use
- includes a cleaning cloth
- can be pointed at any bright light (works great with lamps in the evening)
- Instructions are a little vague
- Don't calibrate to 0
- Turning the eye piece focuses the line for easier reading
Works Great By Mike on 4/22/13Mike would recommend this product to a friendWorks great. Much better than hydrometer.
Simple and accurate By Kelley on 4/17/13Kelley would recommend this product to a friendThis refractometer is easy to read, easy to calibrate, and exceptionally accurate. I highly recommend.
Great!!!! By Javier on 4/16/13Javier would recommend this product to a friendSuper fast shipping. Very easy to use. I will never go back to use a hydrometer.
no more hydrometers By John on 4/14/13John would recommend this product to a friendTired of inaccurate hydrometers. The brs refractometer is for you. It holds calibration well. The lense is nice and clear.
done with Russian roulette By donewitplastic junk on 4/13/13donewitplastic junk would recommend this product to a friendI have been using a swing arm hydrometer for about two years. I would check it with my LFS refractometer and it always stayed .001 off. Would wash it out with warm water after every use. But this refractometer i purchased is so easy and spot on I really could of kicked myself if something went wrong because of ole' swing arm malfunctioning. At times I wondered because the arm would get stuckor bubbles in the mechanism. Now there is no question and know that this lil tool is just insurance to help protect the investment of my beloved reef. Thank you BRS for making this product affordable.
Easy to use By Chavinpat on 4/8/13Chavinpat would recommend this product to a friendEasy to use and calibrate.
Great By Jed on 4/6/13Jed would recommend this product to a friendGood price! Super fast shiping!! Way better then using a Hydrometer!!!! A+ in my book!!!!.
Good product By Roger on 4/4/13Roger would recommend this product to a friendI like the refactometer very much, but I just can not for the life of me, see through that tiny eyepiece, I was going to return it, but my wife said "Keep it, I can see just fine" so I'm writing a review based on whatshe said Lol
A must have! By Brad on 4/2/13Brad would recommend this product to a friendI have been Reefing for over 15 years and have been using the old fashion hydrometers. After using a Refractometer I would never go back. Readings are so fast and there is no need to shut off mixing pumps to get a good reading. .
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by Neil on January 22, 2013, @1:36 PM
Does this refractometer have a more magnified scale such as 1.015 - 1.035 or is it a more general refractometer from 1.000 - 1.111ish? I'm looking to have a very exact reading
Bulk Reef Supply Hey Neil,
It is the former rather then the latter (covers a wide range). If your looking for less ambiguity in your readings, checkout the Milwaukee digital refractometer. A personal favorite of mine :-)
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:
- 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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