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
GREAT By ECHO on 3/25/2011
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 3/18/2011
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 3/14/2011
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 3/8/2011
DENNIS would recommend this product to a friend
Great value. Easy to set up. Easy to understand instructions.
Killer item! By Hi Salenity on 3/6/2011
Hi Salenity would recommend this product to a friend
This thing rocks! I should have got one YEARS ago.
GREAT VALUE By Mel on 2/26/2011
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 2/7/2011
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 1/30/2011
Nick would recommend this product to a friend
Great product. Gives me better confidence in my readings.
Refractometer for Reading Salinity By Brett on 1/24/2011
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 1/23/2011
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 1/23/2011
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 1/19/2011
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 1/2/2011
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 1/1/2011
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 12/17/2010
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 12/3/2010
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 11/21/2010
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 10/9/2010
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.