Great Value for an invaluable tool By Bob on 10/12/11
Bob would recommend this product to a friend
I recently purchased this Reftractometer from BRS and for the money this is by far one of the best units I have seen, it's very sturdy, easy to read and even comes with calibration fluid. I highly recommend this device for all saltwater tank keepers.
Amazing product By AC2020x on 10/8/11
AC2020x would recommend this product to a friend
This refractometer is perfect for measuring salinity.... It is very easy to use and is very accurate.... I used to have a hydrometer (not very accurate) then I switched to a very cheap refractomter my friend gave me and the quality and accuracy of that wasn't near this one.
This one comes with a calibration fluid so you won't need to buy one and as it says in the instructions, it works best with calibrated each time before use. This assures you that you are reading your tanks salinity accurately!
recommended By BobbyT on 10/6/11
BobbyT would recommend this product to a friend
works great! super easy to calibrate and test
Great product By Nick on 10/6/11
Nick would recommend this product to a friend
Blows the hydrometer out of the water! Easy to use/read. Good quality with a decent price!
Great Product By Brady on 9/29/11
Brady would recommend this product to a friend
I have tried using other instruments, but nothing came close to this refractometer. I found it very easy to calibrate and read.
Easy to use, works great By ShawnCC on 9/21/11
ShawnCC would recommend this product to a friend
I bought one of these and just started using it while mixing up the water for the initial fill of the aquarium. It only took about a minute to figure out how to use it, and it works great. Easy to use, clean, and re-use. Comes with a microfiber cleaning cloth, plastic eyedropper, and calibration fluid.
Awesome product By James on 9/20/11
James would recommend this product to a friend
This is a simple, easy to use product that is easy to calibrate. I really like that BRS includes the calibration fluid. ALWAYS calibrate to the range you will be testing, never calibrate to 0.
Excellent device By Ryan on 9/19/11
Ryan would recommend this product to a friend
This product have the easiest calibration screw I have seen and cover for it, it rocks
A Must Buy By BobbyV on 9/15/11
BobbyV wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
This is a required instrument in successful reef keeping. Make the investment.
Great Value By Jared on 9/9/11
Jared would recommend this product to a friend
Simple, easy to use and calibrate. I really like that BRS includes the calibration fluid in this deal as well.
Great Value By Tony on 9/8/11
Tony would recommend this product to a friend
This is a great value in a refractometer. Kudos to BRS for including a whole bottle of calibration fluid, rather than just a one-time-use packet (or nothing at all).
It's easy enough to use and it feels solid, with good build quality.
Refractometer By Joseph on 7/21/11
Joseph would recommend this product to a friend
A great instrument to remove guesswork at a reasonalbe cost. No more fussing with getting the bubbles off my hydrometer.
Very easy to used By Lam on 7/19/11
Lam would recommend this product to a friend
this is a must have for all reefer. I wish I bought this in the first place then that cheap $12 hydrometer. much more accurate.
Quality product By Chris on 7/17/11
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 7/8/11
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 6/24/11
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 6/19/11
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 5/11/11
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 5/9/11
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 4/26/11
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 4/23/11
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 4/16/11
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 4/9/11
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 3/30/11
Paul would recommend this product to a friend
works just as good as the expensive versions
GREAT By ECHO on 3/25/11
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 3/18/11
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 3/14/11
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 3/9/11
DENNIS would recommend this product to a friend
Great value. Easy to set up. Easy to understand instructions.
Killer item! By Hi Salenity on 3/6/11
Hi Salenity would recommend this product to a friend
This thing rocks! I should have got one YEARS ago.
GREAT VALUE By Mel on 2/26/11
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 2/8/11
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 1/31/11
Nick would recommend this product to a friend
Great product. Gives me better confidence in my readings.
Refractometer for Reading Salinity By Brett on 1/25/11
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 1/24/11
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 1/23/11
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 1/19/11
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 1/2/11
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 1/1/11
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 12/18/10
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 12/4/10
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 11/22/10
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 10/9/10
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 9/13/10
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 8/30/10
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 8/11/10
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 7/20/10
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 6/11/10
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 5/26/10
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.