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!
Works great By Jack on 3/12/2013
Jack would recommend this product to a friend
Bought this after getting conflicting numbers from my IO hydrometer. This is easy to use and calibrate. I use it often as I'm starting a tank and have yet to even calibrate it. Takes a few seconds to measure and then a quick rinse w/ RODI and I'm done!
Great tool By christopher on 3/11/2013
christopher would recommend this product to a friend
Very easy to use and calibrate and accurate results. Used to use a swing arm hydrometer but after I started investing in corals I wanted something I could trust a little more and for the price the BRS refractometer can not be beat! I have had it now for at least 8 months with no issues. The most it was ever off was .001 which was fixed with recalibrating with the including recalibration fluid
A must have for any reefer!!!!!! By JASON on 3/11/2013
JASON would recommend this product to a friend
save time and frustration,forget the floating swing arm type hydrometer,get this ithe first time!!!!!
Great Product By Bradley on 3/9/2013
Bradley would recommend this product to a friend
This is a great tool for the home aquarium. Was using a small needle type meter and found it was a solid 3 to 4 points off. Tested my tank with this little beauty and I was right at 1.026. Glad I didn't add more salt. This tool os so easy to use my wife is willing to check the salinity as it only takes a second.
simple and accurate By Nick on 3/8/2013
Nick would recommend this product to a friend
Simple to calibrate , easy to use and accurate.
Must have By Todd on 3/5/2013
Todd would recommend this product to a friend
Hydrometers are far from accurate and this is a must have for any reefer.
great By Michael on 3/4/2013
Michael would recommend this product to a friend
Simply put great refractometer easy to use easy to read. comes with everything u need for a great price
Hydrometer was way off By Anita on 3/2/2013
Anita would recommend this product to a friend
I just received my refractometer and calibrated to the fluid. Tested my aquarium and about fell over! The salinity was reading 1.015! According to my swing-arm hydrometer, it was 1.023. I only have one coral -a very forgiving star polyp - and my fish have been fine. So I obviously need to bring that salinity up. That POS hydrometer is going in the garbage!
Easy to calibrate and easy to read. By Devin on 3/1/2013
Devin would recommend this product to a friend
Great product, if you want the most accurate salinity results this is the thing to use.
Simple to use - just follow the instructions By Grant on 2/26/2013
Grant would recommend this product to a friend
Well constructed and simple to use. Just make sure you calibrate with the provided solution - there is a large reminder sticker on the box. So far, appears to work exactly as intended.
A MUST PURCHASE By Chris on 2/26/2013
Chris would recommend this product to a friend
I've been reefing for 4 years and always used a cheap plastic hydrometer. I haven't seen great growth in any livestock. Decided to dive into this refractometer. Glad I did. My plastic meter read 1.025. Tried the refractometer and it read 1.030! Made the adjustment and everything is thriving. A must purchase for little cost!
Inexpensive and accurate By Jared on 1/27/2013
Jared would recommend this product to a friend
You can't beat the price and the accuracy of this refractometer. The calibration fluid that is included is an added bonus. The lines are large and easy to read.
Not sure By Testor on 1/24/2013
Testor wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
Printed instructions with ATC unit say to calibrate with RO/DI water. When I do so, the readings on the ATC match the readings I get on a digital Hanna refractometer. However when I test the calibration fluid that came with this unit, it's reading is 1.028.
So do I assume the calibration fluid is off, or trust it, and recalibrate the optical ATC unit, and assume the digital Hanna is off.
I know BRS site says to use calibration fluid to calibrate.
SCIENCE By Kerry on 1/24/2013
Kerry would recommend this product to a friend
Forget your little floaty tool. This couldn't be easier to use or more exact. Every reefer needs one of these!
Great price on sale for Christmas By Jerry on 1/23/2013
Jerry would recommend this product to a friend
Great product and super cheap at Christmas, bought 2.
Just buy it and save ur money on Hydrometers By Aquaman75 on 12/19/2012
Aquaman75 would recommend this product to a friend
I brought a Hydrometer from BFS and it worked great for about two months and then it started to give me reading i just know was off. I did a little research and got the refractometer. the best buy for reading the salinity for my water will never look back.
Simple, Soild, Reliable By Bryan on 12/18/2012
Bryan would recommend this product to a friend
This is probably one of the best values for a refractometer. It's a rock solid unit with a professional case and dead on accuracy.
The included calibration fluid worked and I can confirm it registers the same parameter on an electronic refractometer. This should be the first item any saltwater aquarium owner should buy.
Solid as can be By Frederick on 12/16/2012
Frederick would recommend this product to a friend
This refractometer does what it's supposed to do. It feels like a quality build and reads accurately. Just remember to use the calibration solution and do not calibrate to 0.00 or using ro/di water.
Calibration solution is great By Randal on 12/16/2012
Randal would recommend this product to a friend
This tool is great and consistent. Comes well packaged and feels well worth the money. The reason why I am not giving it a five star review is because the lines can sometimes be hard to read.
easy to use By preston on 12/9/2012
preston would recommend this product to a friend
Very easy to read compared to my plastic hydrometer . It does what it claims
Cheap insurance By Nick on 12/7/2012
Nick would recommend this product to a friend
Very easy to use. Easy to calibrate. Much more accurate then swing arm type hydrometer. Wish the eyepiece was a little bigger, but stil a great product.
Amazing By John on 12/4/2012
John would recommend this product to a friend
Way more accurate than the silly plastic hydrometer I was using! Perfect results every time!