Perfect! By Dominic on 12/13/2014
Dominic would recommend this product to a friend
Very happy with the results!
could not pass up By fredfish on 12/13/2014
fredfish would recommend this product to a friend
it was on sale. you can never have too many refractometers lying around. it even came with its own testing solution.
Accurate and easy to use! By Frank on 12/13/2014
Frank would recommend this product to a friend
Got this on sale and I'm sick of hydrometers! They never seemed accurate. This kit is solid. The unit is very solid and it comes with everything you need to calibrate it as well. You also get a nice plastic case so you can't lose or damage it.
Well made and easy to use By Jon on 12/13/2014
Jon would recommend this product to a friend
The refractometer is made out of high quality materials. As soon as you take it out of the case you can see the quality of the instrument. I made the purchase because I was so sick of measuring the salinity with a traditional hydrometer. I was tried of dealing with the small air bubbles sticking to the needle and causing the reading to be off. This instrument is much easier to use and much more accurate. I definitely recommend it.
Too easy By Wayne on 12/10/2014
Wayne would recommend this product to a friend
My 11 year old checks the salinity everyday for. If she can use it, what more can I say.
No wayyyy hydrometer, bye bye!!!!!!! By sromero287 on 12/8/2014
sromero287 would recommend this product to a friend
Simple as this, if you love ur tank and reef PLEASE buy one of this, don't trust your whole investment $$$ in a cheap, non precise hydrometer, last week all my zoas were closed and a weird feeling in the whole tank after the water change, guess what??? Thks to my old piece of **** hydrometer my salinity was in 1,029 ppm, off course it happens at night, thks to a good friend that came with 10 gal and we saved everything. Next morning ordered my refractometer, thks BRS, essential piece at a very reasonable price.
Learn from everyone else not from "yours".
Really Easy By Jakz on 12/8/2014
Jakz would recommend this product to a friend
This thing is awesome. I didn't realize just how wrong my other salinity testers were. It's easy to adjust and easy to use. Absolutely one of the best buys for my reef tank.
Great upgrade By Steven on 12/8/2014
Steven would recommend this product to a friend
Easy to use easy to calibrate well built no complaints from me on this product
A must have By Nicole on 12/7/2014
Nicole would recommend this product to a friend
Much more reliable than a hydrometer make a refractometer a must have for a reef tank.
Great value By Joe on 12/5/2014
Joe would recommend this product to a friend
Product does exactly what you need it to for a low price.
Ditch the swing meter and get a refractometer By Sean on 12/4/2014
Sean would recommend this product to a friend
I can't believe I ever wasted my time and money on a swing arm hydrometer. Refractometers are a must-have for anyone starting off or getting back into the hobby. I love the pinpoint accuracy and ease of use.
It may seem like a scary equipment to learn to use at first but it's easy as cake.
I will never have a reef tank and NOT have a refractometer.
Great Product By Rickster on 12/4/2014
Rickster would recommend this product to a friend
I as impressed with the quality of this product and also how user friendly it is to calibrate it and use it in general. Really like how it comes with the cal solution. One less thing to worry about when purchasing.
Refractometer By jsteel on 11/27/2014
jsteel would recommend this product to a friend
Needed a new one and I like the fact this one comes with cal fluid.
Very Handy Tool By Adam on 11/26/2014
Adam would recommend this product to a friend
If you plan on getting into the salt water hobby, do yourself a huge favor and get this refractometer! It is 100x better than those cheap plastic hydrometers that constantly give inaccurate readings due to micro bubbles. Easy to read, easy to use and easy to adjust/calibrate. Why take chances with your salt mix if you dont have to? I even prefer this over my PINPOINT Salinity Monitor that I have to calibrate more often than i do my refractor.
Hands down the best piece of test equipment that every one in this hobby should have!!!!
Works well! By Joshua on 11/26/2014
Joshua would recommend this product to a friend
This comes as advertised. Easy to use and well built. Can be a but hard to read if you're in a lower light environment. Great product!
Great Refractometer By Harris on 11/23/2014
Harris would recommend this product to a friend
I originally purchased a hydrometer, but noticed it wasn't giving me a consistent reading so I decided to purchase this refractometer. I can honestly say I regret not purchasing this from the beginning. This product is easy to use and is accurate every time.
Excellent By Ryan on 11/13/2014
Ryan would recommend this product to a friend
This refractometer is so easy to use, and we've had it for three years! The calibration was extremely accurate and easily accomplished; although, we haven't had to calibrate very often. This meter is very accurate & easy to use! At the time we purchased, it was a BRS recommended product which has always been a great thing for confidence & assurance!!
Very Easy To Use By Jason on 11/10/2014
Jason would recommend this product to a friend
I was worried when getting this, as I'm new to this hobby and mixing my own saltwater sounded intimidating at first. This refractometer is extremely easy to use and is exactly what I was hoping for. It's made mixing saltwater something that is easy to do, and I have confidence that the water is going to be spot on given it comes with calibration fluid.
Top notch By Matt on 11/5/2014
Matt would recommend this product to a friend
Just stepped up from a little hydrometer that couldn't read the broad side of a barn. This new refractometer is great easy to use and accurate. (It's also pretty cool) best purchase I've made for my aquarium.
Works great! By Doug on 11/5/2014
Doug would recommend this product to a friend
Much better than a hydrometer.
Okay product-exact reading difficult to get By jo on 11/2/2014
jo wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
Overall not a bad product. Except that it's pretty hard to see the exact reading since the one value tacs are just too small and close together even when adjusting the eye peice
very nice By Mike on 10/30/2014
Mike would recommend this product to a friend
Very easy to read. Ease of use, and easy to calibrate.
Its a breeze By Randy on 10/23/2014
Randy would recommend this product to a friend
Very easy to use and calibrate. Takes seconds to get your reading and then you can put it away until you need to take another measurement!
great product and quality By David on 10/13/2014
David would recommend this product to a friend
This is the most accurate way to test specific gravity. Get rid of your inaccurate floater and replace it with this
Easy and Accurate By Michael on 10/9/2014
Michael would recommend this product to a friend
I started off getting all my gear from a local fish store and had the basic salinity tester that sit on the table and gauges move. I upgraded to this one on the suggestion of a friend and glad I did. This thing is accurate and so easy to calibrate and read.
Great Refractometer just throw away the calibration fluid By Lukasz on 10/9/2014
Lukasz would recommend this product to a friend
Ok, so the reefractometer is great, but the calibration fluid sucks. The fluid is supposed to be at 35 ppt. Mine wasn't and for a while there My tanks salinity was way way higher. Thank god I usually buy a second type of tester because I'm paranoid and test the tester. So the fluid was at 40 ppt instead of the advertised 35. Don't calibrate with fluid. Go buy some ro/di water and calibrate to 0, save yourself the pain
Accurate and Easy to Use! By David on 10/2/2014
David would recommend this product to a friend
After looking at competitors and quality I found this Refractometer to be the best value for my money! Shipping was great and fast and the build quality is top quality. The calibration is easy and it retains its calibration for a long time. Readings are easy and very accurate! Fantastic Product!
Awesome By David on 9/30/2014
David would recommend this product to a friend
Love BRS... Better deal than the competitors for a quality product, how can you go wrong??!!
Easy to use, very accurate By Daniel on 9/17/2014
Daniel would recommend this product to a friend
If you don't have a refractometer, you need one. This one will serve you well and comes with everything you need!
Great deal By Orlando on 9/17/2014
Orlando wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
Acurate, easy to use and good price. Just remember to calibrate this and you will be all set.
Great By Devin on 9/14/2014
Devin would recommend this product to a friend
Great Product!! really easy to use, and easy to read!
Easy to use By Richard on 9/1/2014
Richard would recommend this product to a friend
Easy to use. Much better than using a hydrometer.
quality product By Ivan on 8/26/2014
Ivan would recommend this product to a friend
this is a quality product and it comes with calibration fluid. i give it 4 stars only because its a little difficult to read the exact reading but pretty much every one is of this style is similar.
VERY easy to use! By Brent on 8/2/2014
Brent would recommend this product to a friend
Rereefer here... that is to say years ago I had a 300 gallon and stepped away from the hobby because I got too busy with life and that tank kept us busy.
We are back again with something a bit more manageable, a 55.
Our goal this time was to make things as simple as possible and nothing could be simpler to use than this refractometer. I test my tank and water change water to ensure a perfect match, easily, quickly, and reliably using the supplied calibration fluid and automatic temp control.
Great item By Marc on 7/20/2014
Marc would recommend this product to a friend
Replaced my old float meter with one of these. Much more accurate and easier to read. A must have item.
Good product By Jim on 6/27/2014
Jim would recommend this product to a friend
Calibrate it, use it and it works. I had some problems with getting my conductivity probe calibrated but once it was the refract, the probe and a hydrometer all have the same readings.
I love it By mfief on 6/27/2014
mfief would recommend this product to a friend
Easy to use and keeps you from having to worry about the little air bubbles that get on the arm of the hydrometer changing your reading
A Must Have By Sammy on 6/14/2014
Sammy would recommend this product to a friend
This refractometer is made of high quality materials with a good weight to it. The added bonus of coming with calibration fluid is a plus. This is a must have in this hobby, don't rely on an old swing arm.
Excellent By Evan on 6/2/2014
Evan would recommend this product to a friend
Great, easy to use, accurate refractometer. Bought slightly cheaper refractometer elsewhere and had to return it 3 times. This one easy to adjust and easy to read. Spend the extra 10 bucks and get this one.
A nice tool By Gumpy on 5/24/2014
Gumpy would recommend this product to a friend
I'm very happy with this purchase. It is easy to calibrate and easy to use. Plus, it's a pretty cool gadget.
Seeing Clearly By Taia on 5/21/2014
Taia would recommend this product to a friend
This. THIS. I love how easy it is to read, it even works well in pretty low light. I was very pleased with the quality of the piece. It weighs quite a bit, but heavier means sturdier, and when you've got wet hands, that means a lot! Calibration is super simple, and can be performed in less than a minute. The case is well padded, and has a firm locking clip to keep it closed. A very good product!
easy !!! By sedonaiceman on 5/16/2014
sedonaiceman would recommend this product to a friend
Should have bought it from the start !!! Thx
4 out of 5 By Daniel on 5/4/2014
Daniel would recommend this product to a friend
The refractometer itself is sturdy and reliable. If your upgrading to better test equipment this the best tool to measure salinity/spec. gravity there is. The only reason I didn't give it a fifth star is because of the case. The inside of the case is solid and protects the refractometer well, BUT the latch on the outside of the case broke when I first opened it and the case doesn't shut. All in all I definately recommend getting this...just don't be rough with the latch on the case.
One of my better investments By Gps on 4/28/2014
Gps would recommend this product to a friend
Probably the best forty dollars I've spent in this hobby thus far. After using a hydrometer I had for beer making for a couple months I put the refractometer in with an order of other supplies and it's made checking my salinity far easier and without my having to worry about the hydrometer giving an accurate reading. Also with the hydrometer it required me to take out 3/4 of a cup of water to do one reading with the Brs refractometer all it takes is a few drops.
easy to use. By Curtis on 4/26/2014
Curtis would recommend this product to a friend
I like the simple way this works. Easy and quick with no electronics to mess up.
Definitely a must have! By dale on 4/21/2014
dale would recommend this product to a friend
I love this thing!
I have been burned so many times by the float units.
This is definitely the way to go, and this device is high quality!
Easy to read By John on 4/21/2014
John would recommend this product to a friend
Easy to use and read only takes seconds to determine your salinity.
Good Refractometer, Case Ok By Ben on 4/17/2014
Ben would recommend this product to a friend
This Refractometer is good to me. It may not be a high end Refractometer but it does it's job. As long as you calibrate it before each use your good. The case for it feels cheap though. As far as the Refractometer itself, it's easy to read & to calibrate. Would recommend to anyone looking to buy one for either their first time or buying another for a spare.