- 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
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.
Oustanding Product! By Salty Dog on 7/29/2018Salty Dog would recommend this product to a friendPurchased this instrument for my wife because she has problems using our refractometer. Comparatively speaking, I found the product to be spot on and extremely easy to use when dipping directly in tank. So much so, I find myself using it more and more instead of our refractometer. Outstanding product!
Don't waste your money By lou on 7/21/2018lou wouldn't recommend this product to a friendNot accurate, don't waste your money. It's not even close. I kept testing low salinity and gradually increased it, but it still registered low. Eventually I decided to test with my refractometer, the salinity was as high as 1.035. My corals were so stressed!
I like it By Sunfixer on 7/6/2018Sunfixer would recommend this product to a friendIt seems to be accurate enough for my needs. I calibrated my old refractometer and they matched exactly in my three tanks. I don't care much about temperature measurement as a I use a traceable thermometer I bought from BRS
Excellent By Michael on 6/27/2018Michael would recommend this product to a friendI am totally satisfied with this unit. Dip the tip in the water and within a couple os seconds you have your specific gravity! Click the button to display SG in different units and also the temp. It beeps when the SG is locked in after dipping into the water. Rinse under tap water, wipe dry and you’re done.
Icecap salinity test kit By Richie rich on 6/27/2018Richie rich would recommend this product to a friendVery good product, definitely recommend this to anyone who wants to test salinity quick and accurately. Best thing to come to reefing community.
Not Accurate By Charles on 6/14/2018Charles wouldn't recommend this product to a friendThis meter is not accurate. I tested this against expensive lab grade conductivity meters that were recently calibrated and the results were way off. The accuracy statement used on this meter is not correct and results were about .004 SG off. The scoop impacted results as well.
Love it. By Mando on 6/14/2018Mando would recommend this product to a friendI went from using a hydrometer, to a refractometer, then traded up to a Milwaukee unit, now I’m using icecap’s genius salinity test probe It’s amazing!!!! So easy to use. Doesn’t come with the cup as pictured. It’s not required. Dipped tip inside tank and within 2 seconds I got my reading. No more reading gauges or marks, or pouring salt water in a Milwaukee unit, that I have to later rinse and use clean water to properly clean the glass before storing. This device is one of the best things that’s ever happened to Reef keeping. Easy to clean. Just rinse tip clean tap water and you’re done. It also measure ppt. and temp. A bonus if you ask me. Worth the price.
Version 2.0? By Jon on 6/13/2018Jon would recommend this product to a friendWhen reading this consider that I've been only ever used the Instant Ocean Hydrometer and have a basic Fluval Evo that has been running for over a year. This is super easy to use and read. I'm calling this version 2.0 because I noticed that it no longer comes with the cup and the packaging has been changed up a little. From all of the other reviews I read, most people suggested to not use the cup anyways. Mine also came with dead batteries, but that is no big deal. So far I love it though. Assuming that it is accurate, I would highly recommend this. Do we need a BRS investigates episode?
Readings are Consistent By Jeff T on 5/7/2018Jeff T would recommend this product to a friendI finally receive the salinity meter after a month of waiting.
I was supper eager to test the accuracy of it. After unboxing, I calibrated my BRS ATC refractometer using aqua-craft 35ppt calibration solution. Before calibration, I measured the temperature of the refractometer and the temperature of the calibration fluid with an infrared temp gun. The fluid and refractometer both were at 77 degrees Fahrenheit. I know it supposed to be ATC, but we keep the house at 65 degrees. This makes a huge difference when calibrating. So, I let the instrument and fluid warm up before calibrating. The refractometer read 1.026.4
After that I tested my tanks water. It read 1.026.4 … So there was my base line for testing. Next, I did my first test with the meter and the scoop like the instructions said. The reading came out to be 1.024.. I tested the tank water a dozen times with the scoop and it consistently read 1.024. So at least it was consistent! But still out of the +/-.001 accuracy range stated. I then decided to see what would happen if I tested without the scoop.. I tested probably a dozen times directly in the tank and it read 1.025 consistently with the pumps running. I read there could be electrical interference from pumps and such so I tested without the power heads on. It consistently gave me readings of 1.026-1.025….It would kind of bounce back and forth and land on one or the other. I would think flow would be better for conductivity, but I'm not positive on that.. After that, I decided to test the Calibration fluid with the meter. So I squirted enough fluid in the supplied scoop to top it off and took a measurement.
The calibration fluid measured 1.027 consistently with scoop. Then I decided to pour the calibration fluid in a small shot glass and see if there was a difference. Surprisingly it read 1.028-1.029 without scoop…. Then, I decided to test my tank water in the same shot glass without the scoop and it read 1.025 consistently. Same reading as testing directly in the tank. I found the depth of submersion didn't make a noticeable difference.
I honestly think this thing is more accurate without the scoop when testing. This is how I will be using this meter. I read on some forums that Coralvue actually suggested testing without the scoop in a cup of tank water outside the system. This yielded more accurate results. I say, test however you want and do the math if need be. At least this thing is very consistent. Between each of the test, I rinsed the meter with fresh water and wiped dry with a microfiber cloth.