- Salinity & Temperature Digital Pocket Tester - IceCap
Test your aquariums water temperature and salinity within seconds with the IceCap Digital Pocket Tester!
Utilizing electronic conductivity, the IceCap Digital Pocket Tester can instantly display your aquariums specific gravity or salinity of natural or artificial seawater. With the built-in temperature sensing probe, you can also know the temperature of the water. Integrating salinity and temperature into a single testing device, lets it use automatic temperature compensation features, giving you the true salinity of your water at any temperature.
- Large LCD Display
- Rugged and Water Resistant
- Measures Salinity & Temperature
- Automatic Temperature Compensation
- SG - 1.000 - 1.041
- PPT - 0 - 50
- PSU - 0 - 60
- Temperature - 32°F - 176°F
- SG - 0.0001
- PPT - 1
- PSU - 1
- Temperature - 1°F
- SG - ±0.001
- PPT - ±2
- PSU - ±2
- Temperature - ±1.5°F
1x Salinity & Temp Pocket Tester
1x Sampling Cup
2x AAA Batteries
It’s in the trash By Hart on 3/3/2019Hart wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI never could get consistent readings. Coralvue was helpful, sent me a new one but even using their calibration process, which isn’t that easy, it would drift every reading. It’s been a long time since I felt I truly wasted money in this hobby... I just couldn’t trust it even a little bit after calibration and I tossed it today as I never got it to read calibration solution correctly, 2 brands of standard which read 35ppt on refractometer. Really a bummer.
Too many user errors. By Shawn on 2/24/2019Shawn would recommend this product to a friendI think a love of people dunk the pen in the tank and their readings are way off. You NEED to fill the little cup, get it full and the readings are way way more accurate than dipping in your tank. There is too much electrical interference to just dip into tank. I get way different readings if i just put it into tank vs the full cup. I think most people need to just read the direction. Based on conductivity so if you are putting it in a tank with lots of pumps it will be very skewed.
Very Easy and Accurate By Charles on 1/25/2019Charles would recommend this product to a friendSo I freaked out like I have seen in several bad reviews about the low reading. I was so sure my tank was 1.026 and the IceCap was reading 1.022. After nearly returning it I read (go figure) their factory reset instructions. After a few simple tests, I put the tip back in my tank and go figure 1.026 exactly. Temperature was also on point at 78.8. This is going to make testing just that much simpler, but I will still occasionally check with my refractometer to be sure.
Not Happy By stintdar on 1/21/2019stintdar wouldn't recommend this product to a friendUsed my first pen for a month, but found it not in line with my Apex or refractometer, I then watched the CoralVue Video's which show how to calibrate it and found that it would not calibrate. So i sent it in under warranty for $11.00 shipping and they replaced it saying it wouldn't calibrate. Got the new pen and i noticed that the values between SG and PPT to be way off, I would think the thing could do the correct math. Meaning that 1.025 = 35 ppt, but know it does not. In conclusion don't waste your money. After the original purchase and return shipping charges it cost me $76 dollars. Should have bought the Hanna for a few more bucks. By the way I didn't buy at BRS but my local AFS who recommended it but wouldn't replace it or exchange it.
Easy to use, however not accurate By Raphael on 1/12/2019Raphael wouldn't recommend this product to a friendWhile this is very easy to use. Accuracy and the inability to calibrate is the only downside. I found it to give readings 2 ppt higher than the actual salinity.
works for me By Joshua on 11/11/2018Joshua would recommend this product to a friendThis tested accurate as I had recent ICP test with low salinity. Always good to have backup refractometer or something else.
Great unti so far. By Rogueaquariums on 11/10/2018Rogueaquariums would recommend this product to a friendI just purchased the salinity pen two months ago and it is working just fine. I would however recommend that you test it against your refractometer to make sure that there is no issue with the accuracy of the pen. After using the pen make sure you dip it in RO water and wipe it off before using it again before you perform another test.
Not accurate By zip70 on 10/26/2018zip70 wouldn't recommend this product to a friendthis tester is not accurate. can not recalibrate at all
Don't trust it By JJ on 9/27/2018JJ wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI bought this product in June '18, at first it was great and read accurately. From what I can tell the accuracy faded slowly over time. By the end of September my corals were looking very stressed, I tested with a refractometer and the salinity was 1.035. The tester was reading the tank at 1.021. If you are using this product, I highly recommend you check accuracy against a calibration solution often.
Ice cap By Robert on 9/19/2018Robert wouldn't recommend this product to a friendwell i purchased a Ice cap salinity/temp tester, using call fluid, my refractometer reads 35.0 apex reads 35.1, and the ice cap reads 32.2 way off in my opinion!
Very Inaccurate By Ramon on 8/13/2018Ramon wouldn't recommend this product to a friendIt is very inaccurate when using the included cup or when placing the tip in calm water (off by .005). It is much more accurate when placed in high flow. For a while it was spot on when testing high flow areas, however, after a few months of use it has recently been drifting. I noticed my corals were looking stressed and couldn’t figure out why. When I recently had to add a suspiciously large amount of salt to my freshly mixed saltwater batch, I decided to verify with my refractometer. My Icecape was showing 1.022 when in fact the salinity was 1.029! So I checked my tank and it was at 1.031! No wonder my corals were stressed. I loved using this thing because it made life so easy for me. But I just can’t trust it anymore.
accurate but eats batteries By Angelo on 8/11/2018Angelo would recommend this product to a friendI found meter to be very accurate but exchanged as batteries were being drained while in off position. However replacement seems to be fine, checked very accurate. works best when you take against Milwaukee and hand held device and appeared to be very accurate. Extremely easy to use, smart looking device that read temperature as well as salinity.