If you are looking...buy this one! By Adam on 5/11/2012
Adam would recommend this product to a friend
Have been reefing for about a year now, and from the beginning have been using a swing arm hydrometer. I never knew if the thing was accurate or not. You could tap the side and the arm would show a large difference in reading. Not accurate in any way.
When you take this hobby as serious as most of us do, the sky is the limit as far as what you can spend on extras for your setup. Refraction ethers range in price and quality, from low cost solutions, to high cost fit and finish.
So when I saw this product I obviously scoffed at the low price. "Something this cheap can't work that well." however after reading the reviews I ordered it as I thought if it was bad I could send it back. I have to say, this is one of the best purchases I have made, and also my first on BRS!
This thing is pure quality. From case, and all extras that come with the unit, you can tell a lot of pride went into the build o this product. The unit feels heavy, sturdy, and well made. I have read a few reviews about needing a bright light to read the display...it's a prism...you need light to see:) any light you have in the room should be usable to read the results of the unit.
Don't spend more, get this unit. I'm confident you will live it as much as I do. Good job BRS, you have earned another loyal customer.
Great Buy By Jordan on 4/27/2012
Jordan would recommend this product to a friend
I have been looking for a good refractometer and all i have found at the LFS were easily twice the price. After i received mine I learned that this is the exact one that they wanted to bill me $75 for! Great product and awesome value!
Great value By Jason on 4/26/2012
Jason would recommend this product to a friend
I've set up my first saltwater tank and I didnt want to go with a hydrometer so after looking for a refractometer I found this. Very easy to use, great that it comes with calibration fluid to ensure accuracy. one of the best purchases I've made
Throw out that float type it is junk By thomas on 4/22/2012
thomas would recommend this product to a friend
This is by far one of the best investments you can ever make for you tank. The time and hassle this will save you are well worth the cost alone, not to mention this this is dead accurate time after time, after time. this product will give you a true and stable salinity. if you are having problems with your tank salinity is the base of everything. with this you will know without doubt if your salinity is or is not where is should be.
Good product but performance a bit bad. By Tkarg on 4/15/2012
Tkarg would recommend this product to a friend
This product has made my life so much easier when testing my water. The only problem is is that it is a little hard to read. I wish there was an even easier way to test water. Still a good product though.
Great value By Joe on 4/11/2012
Joe would recommend this product to a friend
No more spilling water all over the place. This is a very good price for a high quality instrument
Works well By Josh on 4/10/2012
Josh would recommend this product to a friend
Easy to handle and read (bright direct light helps a lot). Recommended.
Just what I needed. By Branden on 4/5/2012
Branden would recommend this product to a friend
I calibrated this once and whenever I try to recalibrate it is already spot on. Super easy to use, big improvement over the float type.
Great Refractometer By TheBigShizz on 3/29/2012
TheBigShizz would recommend this product to a friend
easy to use and easy to calibrate!!!
Great value! By Steve on 3/26/2012
Steve would recommend this product to a friend
I always used to use a standard run of the mill hydrometer until it was recommended by my LFS that I use a refractometer. I didn't want to spend a lot of money for one in case I didn't like it. I found this one to be well built for the price and works great. My only complaints are it's hard to read in certain light and the instructions are very basic.
a must have! By DUC on 3/21/2012
DUC would recommend this product to a friend
this brs unit is the best priced one out there,it a must have to maintain a stable salinity.
Great for the money! By Brian on 3/16/2012
Brian would recommend this product to a friend
Read accurate right out of the box, which was great because my swing arm hydrometer was reading off by .015 pts. A little hard to see through, just need to use a bright light.