Accurate By Bill on 1/31/2012
Bill would recommend this product to a friend
Better than hydrometer and more accurate. Rapid use, easy to clean, and adjust.
Very easy to use! By Jacob on 1/28/2012
Jacob would recommend this product to a friend
Very high quality construction, and extremely easy to use! plus free calibration solution!!! i love that it only requires two drops of tank water unlike a hydrometer which requires a few ounces of water!
Awesome By michael on 1/28/2012
michael would recommend this product to a friend
Ive have owned many refractometers over the years and this one is great for the money
Perfect design By Jason on 1/24/2012
Jason would recommend this product to a friend
Easy to use, didn't need to do much to calibrate right out of the box. Love the case and cloth it comes with as well. Great product!
never use another hydrometer again! By Matthew on 1/23/2012
Matthew would recommend this product to a friend
After using this I will never go back to a hydrometer. It's super accurate, easy to calibrate and is fast and easy.
Best price and great product.. By Daniel on 1/15/2012
Daniel would recommend this product to a friend
I purchased this as I am just new into saltwater. My friend always used a hydrometer and I decided I wanted to try this refractometer out. I was thinking that this would just be some piece of plastic that would get the job done. Boy was I wrong this thing is heavy made from metal and looks like it will last a life time. Awesome product.
great product By Derek on 1/8/2012
Derek would recommend this product to a friend
When I first opened the box I thought this was a cheap product but after using it and comparing with others it is accurate and good quality. Great price especially since it comes with the calibration fluid, pipette, and cleaning cloth. I am happy I bought it.
Lab Grade Quality Instrument By blade009 on 1/6/2012
blade009 would recommend this product to a friend
This is a very well made instrument,
Has a good feel while working with it,
Adjustable lens for a very clear sight,
Easy to see readings.
Also BRS Customer service is Awsome,
Thanks for another quality product.
A must have item By Anthony on 12/31/2011
Anthony would recommend this product to a friend
As a beginner, I was uncertain and insecure about setting up my system. Buying this was one of the best decisions I made. Accurate salinity measurements are essential and the refractometer made obtaining them easy. Just be sure to calibrate with the enclosed solution, not with RO/DI water.
Good Mid-priced refractometer By Stephen on 12/28/2011
Stephen wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
It was very difficult to see the reading when I first peered into it. Seems my eyes are worse than I thought because after some extreme focusing, I was able to see the indicator line. My only complaint with this item is that it requires a fair amount of light to see the reading well. It was perfectly calibrated out of the box.
Toss your swing arm and get one of these tomorrow. By Joseph on 12/20/2011
Joseph would recommend this product to a friend
Graduated from a finicky swing arm type hydrometer and glad I did. It wasn't really 100% consistent and if I didn't clean it out thoroughly after every use, it would show wildly different readings when I knew it shouldn't. This BRS refractometer has none of those issues. It gives fast, consistent results every time. The included calibration solution guarantees accuracy as well. I personally calibrate mine every few days, depending on the number of readings I take.
It's easy to use, the results are clear and not difficult to read, and the adjustable eye piece really helps for people like me with less than perfect vision :)
As usual, BRS's attention to detail shines. The meter comes in a hard storage case, with a foam insert for protecting the instrument. Included is a dropper for sampling the water and a soft cloth for cleaning the lens. This is the kind of tool you'd find in a science lab, but not too complex that you think you need a pHD in biochemistry to use it.
Once again, BRS comes through. I don't know where I'd be without this site.
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.