Refractometer By Karen on 5/29/13
Karen would recommend this product to a friend
I learned my $10 plastic hydrometer is surprisingly
still fairly accurate after 4 years. But I now have peace
of mind that my tank IS the salinity I want it to be. I felt
like I was just winging it before I got this.
High quality By AZWREEFER on 5/29/13
AZWREEFER would recommend this product to a friend
This is my first refractometer and its great. It's heavy and sturdy and easy to calibrate. The protective case is good to and the calibration fluid is easy to use.
Much better By Sentra02boy on 5/28/13
Sentra02boy would recommend this product to a friend
Much better than my hydrometer and now I'm not going to LFS getting my salinity double checked.
Accurate and easy to use By Tammy on 5/28/13
Tammy would recommend this product to a friend
This was the first refractometer I have used and I must say it is a great and accurate product. I really liked that it came with calibration fluid and a case. The instrument is east to use and very high quality. I always know my readings are going to be accurate with this. Would highly recommend this product!
Great value, precision instrument By Reefrobster on 5/21/13
Reefrobster would recommend this product to a friend
This has been my first experience using a refractometer. I was using the plastic hydrometer before and I felt like I wasn't getting accurate reads on my salinity so I opted to spend a little money and get a refractometer. I shopped around and found this one from BRS at a reasonable price. It has been a great purchase. Instrument feels solid and is very easy to calibrate. I like that they include the calibration fluid and the instrument comes in a nice protective case. I now feel assured that I can get a good read on my reef tanks salinity using this precision instrument. Well worth the money.
Best Option Unless You Spend $100+ By Jeff on 5/18/13
Jeff would recommend this product to a friend
My impression is that other places used to have good refractometers at $40 - nowadays it is much harder to find one of this quality that comes with a holding case and calibration fluid included.
High Quality By JORGE on 5/12/13
JORGE would recommend this product to a friend
It's high quality and also comes in a kit with everything you need, even the calibration solutions that helps us make sure the readings are the right ones.
great product By Jason on 5/10/13
Jason would recommend this product to a friend
great product, much better then the hydrometers i have used. highly recommend
GREAT!!! By Moneymarkj on 5/4/13
Moneymarkj would recommend this product to a friend
I never wanted to buy one of these, but my hydrometer gave up the ghost and started to give me faulty readings. This hydrometer is spot on and is easy to read. the instructions that came with it had some mispelled words, but besides that, it's good!
Quality equipment By Joel on 5/3/13
Joel would recommend this product to a friend
This refractometer is great. It just needs a really bright light to get a clear reading. The hinge hasn't rusted yet (as it did with a former unit). Appreciated the inclusion of calibration fluid. Solid piece of equipment no reefer can afford to be without.
Easy to Use & Accurate By Starrme on 4/29/13
Starrme would recommend this product to a friend
I love this refractometer.
- comes pre-calibrated
- easy to clean, just wipe off after use
- includes a cleaning cloth
- can be pointed at any bright light (works great with lamps in the evening)
- Instructions are a little vague
- Don't calibrate to 0
- Turning the eye piece focuses the line for easier reading
Works Great By Mike on 4/22/13
Mike would recommend this product to a friend
Works great. Much better than hydrometer.
Simple and accurate By Kelley on 4/17/13
Kelley would recommend this product to a friend
This refractometer is easy to read, easy to calibrate, and exceptionally accurate. I highly recommend.
Great!!!! By Javier on 4/16/13
Javier would recommend this product to a friend
Super fast shipping. Very easy to use. I will never go back to use a hydrometer.
no more hydrometers By John on 4/14/13
John would recommend this product to a friend
Tired of inaccurate hydrometers. The brs refractometer is for you. It holds calibration well. The lense is nice and clear.
done with Russian roulette By donewitplastic junk on 4/13/13
donewitplastic junk would recommend this product to a friend
I have been using a swing arm hydrometer for about two years. I would check it with my LFS refractometer and it always stayed .001 off. Would wash it out with warm water after every use. But this refractometer i purchased is so easy and spot on I really could of kicked myself if something went wrong because of ole' swing arm malfunctioning. At times I wondered because the arm would get stuckor bubbles in the mechanism. Now there is no question and know that this lil tool is just insurance to help protect the investment of my beloved reef. Thank you BRS for making this product affordable.
Easy to use By Chavinpat on 4/8/13
Chavinpat would recommend this product to a friend
Easy to use and calibrate.
Great By Jed on 4/6/13
Jed would recommend this product to a friend
Good price! Super fast shiping!! Way better then using a Hydrometer!!!! A+ in my book!!!!.
Good product By Roger on 4/4/13
Roger would recommend this product to a friend
I like the refactometer very much, but I just can not for the life of me, see through that tiny eyepiece, I was going to return it, but my wife said "Keep it, I can see just fine" so I'm writing a review based on whatshe said Lol
A must have! By Brad on 4/2/13
Brad would recommend this product to a friend
I have been Reefing for over 15 years and have been using the old fashion hydrometers. After using a Refractometer I would never go back. Readings are so fast and there is no need to shut off mixing pumps to get a good reading. .
Great weight/easy to use By Travis on 4/1/13
Travis would recommend this product to a friend
Only "complaint" is that it is much easier to read pointed at a bright light, so doing evening maintenance requires some squinting.
works for me By Dustin on 3/31/13
Dustin would recommend this product to a friend
works great when u figure it out. I thought the instruction were terrible.might just be me though make sure u hold up to a bright light to see the blue line.
Get it now! By Don on 3/27/13
Don would recommend this product to a friend
After years of messing around with those crappy hydrometers I finally went with this refractometer. I don't know why i was waiting. This thing is so much easier to use while being way more accurate. Incredible quality for the price. Get it today.
Great Product By Max on 3/20/13
Max would recommend this product to a friend
Great product and mine was calibrated out of the box.