This is a must buy for everyone By Seth on 3/30/2013
Seth would recommend this product to a friend
This has been by far the best purchase I have made. This little thing has made my life so so so so much easier. I calibrate it once out of the box and haven't calibrated it once since then. I know it says you should calibrate it, but I haven't seen any change when I do. I assume that it's dead on. I treat all my fish with hypo salinity and I measure it out to 1.007. I haven't lost one fish yet from hypo so I know that this thing is dead on.
Durable, user friendly & accurate By Brian0515 on 2/24/2013
Brian0515 would recommend this product to a friend
This product is extremely easy to use! Worth every penny I paid. If your undecided on what to get or unsure if you want to spend the extra cash...do it, you won't regret having simplicity and convenience.
Love it! By James on 1/13/2013
James would recommend this product to a friend
Great , Easy to use and accurate.
Get one ASAP By Joseph on 12/27/2012
Joseph would recommend this product to a friend
Makes testing easy. Turn it on, add water and hit read. Spend the cash up front for this product so you dont have multiple other refractometers collecting dust, broken, or just poor quality sitting around.
Good Product/Bad Service By Bryan on 12/17/2012
Bryan would recommend this product to a friend
The refractometer itself is a brain dead easy device to use, however when I first attempted to calibrate it, it was giving me a calibration range error code on every attempt (according to the manual). I had used RO/DI water according to the manual specifications.
When I called Milwaukee Customer support I greeted by a very unfriendly customer support agent. He told me that I HAD to use distilled water, which is a bit surprising since RO/DI should be pretty much as pure as you can get. He insisted that nothing was wrong with the Unit and that it was my water.
Just to be sure I went to a LFS and used their RO/DI water before and had the same error. When I used distilled water I still got the same error so I KNEW it wasn't an issue with my water.
Thankfully BRS has far more competent and helpful service then Milwaukee and I was able to get a replacement easily which thankfully now works as it should.
Use it everyday !! By Chris on 11/27/2012
Chris would recommend this product to a friend
I was using a regular refractometer and decided to go digital, I never looked back !! This works great, mine was getting inaccurate temp readings so I contacted Milwaukee and they sent me a brand new unit at no charge AND said keep your old unit !!! This is the exact same unit sold by F&S at $199. Bulk Reef Supply is does it again !
awesome! By Israel on 10/17/2012
Israel would recommend this product to a friend
Very easy to use.
Tested my tank last night, garabage swing arm hydrometer was reading 1.023,
Milwaukee Seawater Digital Refractometer 1.026
I can see again... By Rich on 9/24/2012
Rich would recommend this product to a friend
I’ve been in the hobby for over 15 years. As a reefer who is also legally blind reading my standard refractometer has become nearly impossible as I’ve gotten older and eyes have gotten worse. This is an invaluable tool!
It did take a little getting use to, mostly to prevent contamination of the sample and grossly throw off the readings. But with a little practice and using DISTILLED WATER as a standard I got the hang of it in about a week and now get consistent, repeatable results.
Very easy to use By Jay on 9/8/2012
Jay would recommend this product to a friend
Press 2 buttons and it gives you your salinity, it doesn't get any easier than that.
two thumbs up! By Kenneth on 8/31/2012
Kenneth would recommend this product to a friend
This instrument adds an element of simplicity to a complex hobby. Just two it on add your water and push a button.
works great By MikeyM on 3/7/2012
MikeyM would recommend this product to a friend
Love this easy to use works great! it takes the guess work out and is very accurate i checked it with my old refractometer and with my buddys and was dead on everytime!
The green machine. (dead on accurate) By Shaun on 1/31/2012
Shaun would recommend this product to a friend
Great piece of hard ware so easy and fun to use even have my girlfriend using it and she would never test before . Before I purchased it was using plastic and glass hydrometers ,in which were all inaccurate. They were so far off I took my green machine to local fish store ,they took me in back and was same thing they used . And tested against there's mine was dead on with there's . Well worth extra money. .