Great value, precision instrument By Reefrobster on 5/21/2013
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 5/18/2013
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 5/12/2013
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 5/10/2013
Jason would recommend this product to a friend
great product, much better then the hydrometers i have used. highly recommend
GREAT!!! By Moneymarkj on 5/4/2013
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 5/3/2013
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 4/29/2013
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 4/22/2013
Mike would recommend this product to a friend
Works great. Much better than hydrometer.
Simple and accurate By Kelley on 4/17/2013
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 4/16/2013
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 4/13/2013
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 4/13/2013
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 4/8/2013
Chavinpat would recommend this product to a friend
Easy to use and calibrate.
Great By Jed on 4/6/2013
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 4/4/2013
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 4/2/2013
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 4/1/2013
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 3/31/2013
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 3/27/2013
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 3/20/2013
Max would recommend this product to a friend
Great product and mine was calibrated out of the box.
Easy to Use and Accurate By Gary on 3/19/2013
Gary would recommend this product to a friend
I Love this. The Fluid makes it easy to calibrate and using it is easy and fast.
Awesome price for a good tool By Joe on 3/17/2013
Joe would recommend this product to a friend
I picked one of these up recently, and was surprised with the quality of the Refractometer for the price! It arrived quicker than I expected, came with a sturdy hard plastic case that everything fits into perfectly. This being my first purchase from BRS I'm very impressed and will be shopping here more in the future!
Perfect By Ray on 3/15/2013
Ray would recommend this product to a friend
Everyone with a saltwater tank needs one of these. It's so easy to use and works perfectly
Refractometer By Dave on 3/13/2013
Dave would recommend this product to a friend
I've been using an float type hydrometer but purchases a refractometer with calibration fluid and love it. BRS had it and other supplies here in three days!