Way better than a hydrometer By Larry on 3/14/11
Larry would recommend this product to a friend
I used to use a swing arm hydrometer and always questioned the accuracy. There is no doubt with this refractometer - easy to read accurate results.
Would highly recommend By DENNIS on 3/9/11
DENNIS would recommend this product to a friend
Great value. Easy to set up. Easy to understand instructions.
Killer item! By Hi Salenity on 3/6/11
Hi Salenity would recommend this product to a friend
This thing rocks! I should have got one YEARS ago.
GREAT VALUE By Mel on 2/26/11
Mel would recommend this product to a friend
Dollar for dollar you can not beat the price for the accuracy this device provides.
The Refractometer comes complete with instructions so there is no guessing on how to use or calibrate the device. Its adjustable focus is perfect for vision adjustment even if you wear glasses. Providing free Calibration fluid is a great idea having a known value of 1026 is the way to go for the set point.
Great product By Anthony on 2/8/11
Anthony would recommend this product to a friend
Just picked this up and it's great. Easy to use and calibrate. Replaced my old Hydrometer and showed i was at 1.024 not the 1.023 my hydrometer was saying. Sometimes the hydrometer took 3 readings to get a good reading. This gave me the same reading each time. That may not sound like much but can make a difference in the long run. Plus free calibrating fluid!
Great Product By Nick on 1/31/11
Nick would recommend this product to a friend
Great product. Gives me better confidence in my readings.
Refractometer for Reading Salinity By Brett on 1/25/11
Brett would recommend this product to a friend
This refractometer came ready to go right out of the box. can't beat it for the price, compared my readings with LFS refractometer, and they were exactaly the same! and his cost 3 times as much as this one...
Death to the swing arm! By Mark on 1/24/11
Mark would recommend this product to a friend
Extremely easy to use, less of a hassle than the swing arm and I am left with a better feeling about my salinity reading. Better price that Drs F&S plus calibration fluid is included in the price!!
Great product By Rick on 1/23/11
Rick would recommend this product to a friend
This is a nice little product. It makes measuring salinity so much easier and by default - more accurate. I'd been looking for a better solution and this has proven to be it.
A must have By Sean on 1/19/11
Sean would recommend this product to a friend
Puechased one of these refractometers after learning about how innacurate swing arm hydrometers can be. Easy to use and the included calibration fluid lets you know you are getting accurate readings. I would recommend recalibrating the unit frequently to ensure accurate results.
If you don't have one you need one. By Tom on 1/2/11
Tom would recommend this product to a friend
I' d been testing salinity with a hydrometer for 3 years only to fine out what I thought was 1.025 was really1.028 after testing with the refactometer.
Excellent By Mike on 1/1/11
Mike would recommend this product to a friend
No problems whatsoever with this refractometer. It is very accurate and doesn't slip much. I periodically check it with the calibration fluid and it is rarely off at all.
So much more accurate than a swingarm! By Daniel on 12/18/10
Daniel would recommend this product to a friend
My swingarm showd consistant values of 34ppt which is where I want. However, the refractometer showed that it was actually 37ppt which is way over what my reef tank wanted. Why do we invest so much money in these tanks and cheap out on the most important devices needed? I know I never will again. Thanks BRS for providing an affordable and accurate refractometer. Even better it included calibration fluid that was $9 extra everywhere else I was looking.
Refractometer By Jackri on 12/4/10
Jackri would recommend this product to a friend
Don't trust your expensive reef tank with a 7 dollar swing arm. Get the easy basics right and don't cut corners when it can cost you a lot more in the long run.
I should have bought this earlier. By Steven on 11/22/10
Steven would recommend this product to a friend
This has been a great product. I used to use a swing arm hydrometer and it was showing 1.024 s/g with the refractometer I was showing 1.030, my swing arm was that off. I have now have my s/g at 1.024 thanks to the refractometer and all my corals are doing AWESOME! I would recommend this to everyone and at $40 how can you go wrong.
Nice By Gregory on 10/9/10
Gregory would recommend this product to a friend
It does what it says it does and is well built! Also this has the 35ppt calibration fluid which is what us reefers should be calibrating with.
Good price By Bryan on 9/13/10
Bryan would recommend this product to a friend
Definitely a good price. I was looking at other online sites and found this to be the lowest. Easy to use and will not go back to a hydrometer. Buy it.
Never go back to a hydrometer! By Andy on 8/30/10
Andy would recommend this product to a friend
I wish I got this from the beginning! Easy to calibrate and use, accurate, and remains as one of my most valuable testing tools!
Wow!! By Brandon on 8/11/10
Brandon would recommend this product to a friend
This Refractometer is amazing. One of my best purchases. A+++ quality at a ridiculous good price!! If you love your saltwater reef you'll purchase one of these;) And to make the value even better it comes with calibration solution.. Bulkreefsupply is looking out for their customers!!
A Must By Brant on 7/20/10
Brant would recommend this product to a friend
This is a definately a must for everyone in saltwater. Easy to use and easy to calibrate.
Bye bye hydrometer By Dave on 6/11/10
Dave would recommend this product to a friend
After years of using a floating hydrometer I finally got off my butt and purchased a refractometer. Why did I ever wait so long? This is so much easier to use, and I feel it is a lot more accurate also. With the free calibration fluid you simply put a couple drops of the viewing plate, hold it to the light and look through the eyepiece. If it doesn't read 1.026, use the supplied screwdrive to adjust until it does read 1.026. That's it.
Great Value By Andre on 5/26/10
Andre would recommend this product to a friend
This product offers great value for money. It's accurate, easy to use and is a great price. Far less than I found at any other stores.
Awesome!!! By Juston on 5/1/10
Juston would recommend this product to a friend
Just got mine in the mail and it is great easy to use anyone with a reef or thinking of starting a reef should get one.
Good price for a must have piece of equipment By Kyle on 4/30/10
Kyle would recommend this product to a friend
Nice refractometer for a good price. Free calibrating fluid makes this accurate every time!