Great Value for an invaluable tool By Bob on 10/12/2011
Bob would recommend this product to a friend
I recently purchased this Reftractometer from BRS and for the money this is by far one of the best units I have seen, it's very sturdy, easy to read and even comes with calibration fluid. I highly recommend this device for all saltwater tank keepers.
Amazing product By AC2020x on 10/8/2011
AC2020x would recommend this product to a friend
This refractometer is perfect for measuring salinity.... It is very easy to use and is very accurate.... I used to have a hydrometer (not very accurate) then I switched to a very cheap refractomter my friend gave me and the quality and accuracy of that wasn't near this one.
This one comes with a calibration fluid so you won't need to buy one and as it says in the instructions, it works best with calibrated each time before use. This assures you that you are reading your tanks salinity accurately!
recommended By BobbyT on 10/6/2011
BobbyT would recommend this product to a friend
works great! super easy to calibrate and test
Great product By Nick on 10/6/2011
Nick would recommend this product to a friend
Blows the hydrometer out of the water! Easy to use/read. Good quality with a decent price!
Great Product By Brady on 9/29/2011
Brady would recommend this product to a friend
I have tried using other instruments, but nothing came close to this refractometer. I found it very easy to calibrate and read.
Easy to use, works great By ShawnCC on 9/21/2011
ShawnCC would recommend this product to a friend
I bought one of these and just started using it while mixing up the water for the initial fill of the aquarium. It only took about a minute to figure out how to use it, and it works great. Easy to use, clean, and re-use. Comes with a microfiber cleaning cloth, plastic eyedropper, and calibration fluid.
Awesome product By James on 9/20/2011
James would recommend this product to a friend
This is a simple, easy to use product that is easy to calibrate. I really like that BRS includes the calibration fluid. ALWAYS calibrate to the range you will be testing, never calibrate to 0.
Excellent device By Ryan on 9/19/2011
Ryan would recommend this product to a friend
This product have the easiest calibration screw I have seen and cover for it, it rocks
A Must Buy By BobbyV on 9/15/2011
BobbyV wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
This is a required instrument in successful reef keeping. Make the investment.
Great Value By Jared on 9/9/2011
Jared would recommend this product to a friend
Simple, easy to use and calibrate. I really like that BRS includes the calibration fluid in this deal as well.
Great Value By Tony on 9/8/2011
Tony would recommend this product to a friend
This is a great value in a refractometer. Kudos to BRS for including a whole bottle of calibration fluid, rather than just a one-time-use packet (or nothing at all).
It's easy enough to use and it feels solid, with good build quality.
Refractometer By Joseph on 7/21/2011
Joseph would recommend this product to a friend
A great instrument to remove guesswork at a reasonalbe cost. No more fussing with getting the bubbles off my hydrometer.
Very easy to used By Lam on 7/19/2011
Lam would recommend this product to a friend
this is a must have for all reefer. I wish I bought this in the first place then that cheap $12 hydrometer. much more accurate.
Quality product By Chris on 7/17/2011
Chris would recommend this product to a friend
A must have instrument for any reefer.
This refractometer has a solid professional feel. Full metal body construction. The eye piece can be adjusted to accommodate your eye sight. I gave the Performance 4 stars due to the fact the prism requires a bright light source. During the day any window would be fine but in the evenings you'll probably need a flashlight to shine on the prism.
Solid piece of equipment By Chris H on 7/8/2011
Chris H would recommend this product to a friend
I've always used the cheap hydrometers in the past, but I've been very happy with this refractometer. It feels like a quality piece of equipment. Just remember to calibrate it to the value BRS advises you on the sticker and not what is in the user manual. Look on the bottom of the case for the sticker.
Everyone Should Have One By Jim on 6/24/2011
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 6/19/2011
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 5/11/2011
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 5/9/2011
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 4/26/2011
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 4/23/2011
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 4/16/2011
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 4/9/2011
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 3/30/2011
Paul would recommend this product to a friend
works just as good as the expensive versions