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!!