Not Bad By Jeffrey on 3/15/2012
Jeffrey would recommend this product to a friend
All in all its not to bad for the price. compared it to my buddies 80 dollar one an its was way off. Don't bother with calibration fluid ro water will do the trick
Awsome no more bubbles By russell on 3/7/2012
russell would recommend this product to a friend
Wow what a deal works well I feel liberated having come out of the dark ages of hydrometers and for only 40 bucks with calibration fluid
great product By Scott on 3/5/2012
Scott would recommend this product to a friend
So much more accurate than an swing arm. Love it!
great value By VaReefer on 2/23/2012
VaReefer would recommend this product to a friend
The guys down at the local LFS wanted 80 bucks for one of less quality. Great Product, Great Value. Thanks BRS!
AWESOME!!! By Sean on 2/23/2012
Sean would recommend this product to a friend
This is great I've been using the swing arm hydrometer for years now, I haven't bought a refractometer because my local fish store sells them for a little too much. So when I seen this one I bought it without thinking twice... It's so easy to calibrate and easy to reed all around great product!
Great Product By Artem on 2/21/2012
Artem would recommend this product to a friend
Works great, pretty accurate and easy to use. Quality is very good as well.
Cant beat it! By Alan on 2/20/2012
Alan would recommend this product to a friend
this product is very well made and works very well... calibration liquid is great to have!
Good Value By Darren on 2/8/2012
Darren would recommend this product to a friend
This refractometer was easy to use and simple to read. Great value for the price. Loved that it also came with the calibration fluid.
Don't hesitate to get yours By Alex on 2/2/2012
Alex would recommend this product to a friend
I had been hesitating a while to get a refractometer because at my LFS they are selling them for $99 and I thought my swing arm Hydrometer was doing the job well enough.
Then I got my water tested and learned that I was at 1.021 instead of 1.026. I picked this up and haven't looked back since.
Not only is it easier, BRS's price is well worth it. On top of everything else it comes with calibrating solution and I really like the handy case.
The refractomter itself is well built and seems like it will last forever.
Great product, so glad I didn't wait any longer to get one.
Bye Bye Hydrometer By Brandon on 2/2/2012
Brandon would recommend this product to a friend
If you want to be certain of your salinity, get a refractometer. Hydrometers you buy from the store are not as nearly as accurate. Fish only tanks you can squeak by with a hydrometer but if you have precious coral I suggest a refractometer. This is perfect for my setup at home when I am making fresh salt water with my rodi unit.
Perfect for the price! By Katrina on 2/2/2012
Katrina would recommend this product to a friend
This refactometer is very easy to use and feels like it was built really well. This kit that BRS offers is awesome; you get everything you need to test your salinity under 40 bucks! I've looked elsewhere for something similar and everything I found was more expensive and not worth the price. Cost is a major factor for me and this was priced just right. Thanks BRS!
A must have! By John on 2/1/2012
John would recommend this product to a friend
DO NOT relie on a swing arm. Mine was shoing 1.026 forever. I ordered this on a Monday evening and it was here Wednesday afternoon. I tested my main and frag tanks and WOW, both read 1.021. Swing arm still shows 1.026 ish.
Thanks BRS again for a great order and shipment
Accurate By Bill on 1/31/2012
Bill would recommend this product to a friend
Better than hydrometer and more accurate. Rapid use, easy to clean, and adjust.
Very easy to use! By Jacob on 1/28/2012
Jacob would recommend this product to a friend
Very high quality construction, and extremely easy to use! plus free calibration solution!!! i love that it only requires two drops of tank water unlike a hydrometer which requires a few ounces of water!
Awesome By michael on 1/28/2012
michael would recommend this product to a friend
Ive have owned many refractometers over the years and this one is great for the money
Perfect design By Jason on 1/24/2012
Jason would recommend this product to a friend
Easy to use, didn't need to do much to calibrate right out of the box. Love the case and cloth it comes with as well. Great product!
never use another hydrometer again! By Matthew on 1/23/2012
Matthew would recommend this product to a friend
After using this I will never go back to a hydrometer. It's super accurate, easy to calibrate and is fast and easy.
Best price and great product.. By Daniel on 1/15/2012
Daniel would recommend this product to a friend
I purchased this as I am just new into saltwater. My friend always used a hydrometer and I decided I wanted to try this refractometer out. I was thinking that this would just be some piece of plastic that would get the job done. Boy was I wrong this thing is heavy made from metal and looks like it will last a life time. Awesome product.
great product By Derek on 1/8/2012
Derek would recommend this product to a friend
When I first opened the box I thought this was a cheap product but after using it and comparing with others it is accurate and good quality. Great price especially since it comes with the calibration fluid, pipette, and cleaning cloth. I am happy I bought it.
Lab Grade Quality Instrument By blade009 on 1/6/2012
blade009 would recommend this product to a friend
This is a very well made instrument,
Has a good feel while working with it,
Adjustable lens for a very clear sight,
Easy to see readings.
Also BRS Customer service is Awsome,
Thanks for another quality product.
A must have item By Anthony on 12/31/2011
Anthony would recommend this product to a friend
As a beginner, I was uncertain and insecure about setting up my system. Buying this was one of the best decisions I made. Accurate salinity measurements are essential and the refractometer made obtaining them easy. Just be sure to calibrate with the enclosed solution, not with RO/DI water.
Good Mid-priced refractometer By Stephen on 12/28/2011
Stephen wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
It was very difficult to see the reading when I first peered into it. Seems my eyes are worse than I thought because after some extreme focusing, I was able to see the indicator line. My only complaint with this item is that it requires a fair amount of light to see the reading well. It was perfectly calibrated out of the box.
Toss your swing arm and get one of these tomorrow. By Joseph on 12/20/2011
Joseph would recommend this product to a friend
Graduated from a finicky swing arm type hydrometer and glad I did. It wasn't really 100% consistent and if I didn't clean it out thoroughly after every use, it would show wildly different readings when I knew it shouldn't. This BRS refractometer has none of those issues. It gives fast, consistent results every time. The included calibration solution guarantees accuracy as well. I personally calibrate mine every few days, depending on the number of readings I take.
It's easy to use, the results are clear and not difficult to read, and the adjustable eye piece really helps for people like me with less than perfect vision :)
As usual, BRS's attention to detail shines. The meter comes in a hard storage case, with a foam insert for protecting the instrument. Included is a dropper for sampling the water and a soft cloth for cleaning the lens. This is the kind of tool you'd find in a science lab, but not too complex that you think you need a pHD in biochemistry to use it.
Once again, BRS comes through. I don't know where I'd be without this site.
Excellent By J. Hall on 12/18/2011
J. Hall would recommend this product to a friend
I purchased this on the recommendation of several forum members. Being new to the saltwater side of aquarium keeping, I was concerned that it might be a little difficult to use. Opened it up, calibrated it, double checked it against a friends and got the same results. Overall, very very simple to use, calibrate, and learn.