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
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.
Good price By Bryan on 9/13/2010
Bryan would recommend this product to a friend
Definitely a good price. I was looking at other online sites and found this to be the lowest. Easy to use and will not go back to a hydrometer. Buy it.
Never go back to a hydrometer! By Andy on 8/30/2010
Andy would recommend this product to a friend
I wish I got this from the beginning! Easy to calibrate and use, accurate, and remains as one of my most valuable testing tools!
Wow!! By Brandon on 8/11/2010
Brandon would recommend this product to a friend
This Refractometer is amazing. One of my best purchases. A+++ quality at a ridiculous good price!! If you love your saltwater reef you'll purchase one of these;) And to make the value even better it comes with calibration solution.. Bulkreefsupply is looking out for their customers!!
A Must By Brant on 7/20/2010
Brant would recommend this product to a friend
This is a definately a must for everyone in saltwater. Easy to use and easy to calibrate.
Bye bye hydrometer By Dave on 6/11/2010
Dave would recommend this product to a friend
After years of using a floating hydrometer I finally got off my butt and purchased a refractometer. Why did I ever wait so long? This is so much easier to use, and I feel it is a lot more accurate also. With the free calibration fluid you simply put a couple drops of the viewing plate, hold it to the light and look through the eyepiece. If it doesn't read 1.026, use the supplied screwdrive to adjust until it does read 1.026. That's it.
Great Value By Andre on 5/26/2010
Andre would recommend this product to a friend
This product offers great value for money. It's accurate, easy to use and is a great price. Far less than I found at any other stores.
Awesome!!! By Juston on 5/1/2010
Juston would recommend this product to a friend
Just got mine in the mail and it is great easy to use anyone with a reef or thinking of starting a reef should get one.
Good price for a must have piece of equipment By Kyle on 4/30/2010
Kyle would recommend this product to a friend
Nice refractometer for a good price. Free calibrating fluid makes this accurate every time!
Quality refractometer By brad rogers on 4/16/2010
brad rogers would recommend this product to a friend
This is a nice refractometer, and is a must for testing salinity.
Great product By Paulo Ossamu Katsurayama on 4/15/2010
Paulo Ossamu Katsurayama would recommend this product to a friend
Works very well! Excellent Quality!!!
Great piece of equipment By Erick on 3/23/2010
Erick would recommend this product to a friend
I have had this refractometer for a year, and it still works without a flaw. Easy to read and use. Great for the beginner or pro reefer.
The Refractometers Put All Other Types to Shame... By Chris on 3/17/2010
Chris would recommend this product to a friend
I have been a marine aquarist for over five years now. Admittedly, for the last year or so, I have been neglecting my tank - big time. I was wondering why my snails died off and my anemone met a slow death (not an easy animal to keep anyway). So I heard about Bulk Reef Supply by reading posts at reefcentral and the like. I decided to purchase a refractometer because I didn't feel my cheaply made Instant Ocean hydrometer wasn't cutting it. I WAS RIGHT. I am too embarrassed to list my specific gravity / salinity...but I will tell you I WAS WAY OFF. I could have purchased the refractometer from marineYOUKNOWWHAT but I wanted to give my money to a much smaller place of business. I am glad I did. My purchase was smooth, and my refractometer arrived quickly in a well packaged box with the free calibrating solution. I will buy from here again, without a doubt. The refractometer is well built and the scale is easy to read. I will NEVER go back to those cheaply made plastic hydrometers again. Thank You!
Everything You Need! By Logan on 2/18/2010
Logan would recommend this product to a friend
This is an absolute must have for any saltwater tank. This is a great unit that comes with everything you need to use it, unlike some other sites that charge extra for the calibration solution, bulk reef supply throws it in at no extra charge. Unit is exactly like the one pictured other than slight color variations. Very easy to use, very easy to read.
Perfect By z3r0ko0l on 2/16/2010
z3r0ko0l would recommend this product to a friend
Every reefer should have one of these, plan and simple. BRS makes owning one ez and the included solution will keep you calibrated for years to come. Scale is ez to read. Thanks BRS!
If you have a hydrometer. Throw it away By Terry on 12/21/2009
Terry would recommend this product to a friend
This is simply a must have. The unit was calibrated spot on after checking it with the solution that was provided. I found out that the SG of my water was off by .006. After I learned of that, the first thing I did was throw the hydrometer in the trash! Thanks BRS!!