Everyone Should Have One By Jim on 6/24/11
Jim would recommend this product to a friend
For the price this is a great product. Simple to calibrate and use. This is a must have for any marine aquarist.
salinity By Bill on 6/19/11
Bill would recommend this product to a friend
This is hands down the best purchase I have made. So easy to use and somthing you can trust.
Great tool By Shaun on 5/11/11
Shaun would recommend this product to a friend
Ive been using this tool for about a year and love it. It seems to be very accurate and when the calibration fluid os gone I use water directly from my R/O. Great product!
Great way to test salinity By Matthew on 5/9/11
Matthew would recommend this product to a friend
This unit is inexpensive and easy to calibrate. It was far more accurate than my htdrometer, and I was able to correct a salinity that was too high before it became a real issue
Should have bought this sooner By Dave on 4/26/11
Dave would recommend this product to a friend
I have been into reef tanks for about 10 years using a hydrometer. I knew these weren't very accurate but very easy to use. Over the last year I started adding a lot of SPS to my tank and had to make sure the water chemistry was as stable as possible. I decided to purchase this refractometer and found it even easier to use than the hydrometer and a lot more accurate! Calibration is simple with the calibration fluid that comes with the unit.
Great product! By Shawn on 4/23/11
Shawn would recommend this product to a friend
I purchased this refractometer 2 weeks ago, it also came with free calibrating solution. It has worked great so far I calibrated it which is simple and it works great. My LFS had this same product for $90 and I got it for $40, what a great deal BRS is the best.
Great product By Ajay on 4/16/11
Ajay would recommend this product to a friend
This was a great purchase! Its easy to use with solid construction. What more can you ask for at such a great price.
Amazing Item By Frank on 4/9/11
Frank would recommend this product to a friend
After seeing many videos and reviews about using a refractometer I decided to purchase this one from BRS. I was questioning the inexpensive price compared to competitor online stores. Upon receipt, the instructions were very good and the quality of the unit was amazing for the price.
I was able to use the meter within minutes. The unit is very accurate. I use it on both my systems. BRS has offered a great product for a great price. I recommend this for everyone that used a Hydrometer to check salinity.
great value By Paul on 3/30/11
Paul would recommend this product to a friend
works just as good as the expensive versions
GREAT By ECHO on 3/25/11
ECHO would recommend this product to a friend
I GOT MYSELF A REFRACTOMETER AND I LOVE IT, VERY EASY AND ACCURATE, WISH I WOULD'VE BOUGHT IT ON BRS..OVER PAID FROM ANOTHER PLACE.
Quality instrument By Neil on 3/18/11
Neil would recommend this product to a friend
This provides accurate readings and it is now much easier to keep salinity levels constant.
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.