Excellent By J. Hall on 12/18/2011
J. Hall would recommend this product to a friend
I purchased this on the recommendation of several forum members. Being new to the saltwater side of aquarium keeping, I was concerned that it might be a little difficult to use. Opened it up, calibrated it, double checked it against a friends and got the same results. Overall, very very simple to use, calibrate, and learn.
Game Changer By Cody on 12/14/2011
Cody would recommend this product to a friend
I've been using a swing arm hydrometer for the entire year and a half I've been in this hobby only to find out my salinity was actually 1.2! So happy I made this purchase as I've gotten my salinity up to 1.25 and haven't looked back since.
great product By AARON on 12/13/2011
AARON would recommend this product to a friend
You really cant beat the value of this product for the price, much more accurate than a hydrometer and much easier to use when only mixing small quantities
A must have By Blake on 12/7/2011
Blake would recommend this product to a friend
Extremely easy to use. A must have to acheive proper salinity.
Great Product! By David on 12/2/2011
David would recommend this product to a friend
After so many years of the plastic floating arm, I have seen the light. This is a must have tool for anyone dealing with saltwater. So easy to use and extremely reliable.!
Work great, good value By Jlfrankh on 11/30/2011
Jlfrankh would recommend this product to a friend
This was my first Refractomer, very pleased
works good By Jose De Jesus on 11/26/2011
Jose De Jesus would recommend this product to a friend
extremely easy to use!!!
perfect By Timothy on 11/21/2011
Timothy would recommend this product to a friend
spot on right out of the box.
Great Investment By Daniel on 11/10/2011
Daniel would recommend this product to a friend
This is my first refractometer and I couldn't be happier. I love the fact it came with calibration fluid and a quality case. Much more accurate than antiquated hydrometers and worth the investment.
Awesome By Adam on 11/9/2011
Adam would recommend this product to a friend
This refractometer is just as good as the ones that are twice as much. Very nice
One hell of a deal! By Clarence on 11/5/2011
Clarence would recommend this product to a friend
this is the most low priced well built refractometer i've ever had. It'll surely wont let you down, and like others said more accurate than using hydrometers. GREAT BUY!!! :)
Great Value By jsw810 on 10/30/2011
jsw810 would recommend this product to a friend
Great product. Great Value. Solid built. Love it.
a must have By justin on 10/21/2011
justin would recommend this product to a friend
this thing is very easy to use and a must have if you are using saltwater i had the traditional dip and read hydrometer and kept getting a different reading since i got this every reading was the same
good deal By Keith on 10/16/2011
Keith would recommend this product to a friend
This is probably the best refractometer for the money out there. Never had a problem with mine what so ever
Great Price, Incredible Accuracy, and Easy to use! By Brett on 10/15/2011
Brett would recommend this product to a friend
In purchasing this refractometer for reading salinity, I am very pleased with what I received. Bulk Reef Supply did an outstanding job getting the package shipped to my front doorstep within three days, and I was very pleased with how the product was packaged. This refractometer is extremely easy to use and is incredibly accurate. In addition to that, the refractometer came with a compact, yet protecting carrying case, and also included calibration fluid, calibrating screw driver, and a pipette for obtaining water samples, making each test extremely quick and easy. I would definitely recommend this product to anyone wanting long-term success with their aquariums, and there is not a better place to get it from than Bulk Reef Supply!
Great Value for an invaluable tool By Bob on 10/12/2011
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 10/8/2011
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 10/6/2011
BobbyT would recommend this product to a friend
works great! super easy to calibrate and test
Great product By Nick on 10/6/2011
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 9/29/2011
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 9/21/2011
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 9/20/2011
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 9/19/2011
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 9/15/2011
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 9/9/2011
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 9/8/2011
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 7/21/2011
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 7/19/2011
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 7/17/2011
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...