What Brand on refractometer?

BlueWorldJeff

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I use the Milwaukee Digital Refractometer. I use the calibration solution first, then the tank water. Works well, no guessing on if I see a line or not
 

GimpyFin

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I love my Milwaukee MA887 digital refractometer.

THIS.

http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/milwaukee-digital-seawater-refractometer.html

Wait for Black Friday and pick one up. I did last year and never looked back. Even got a nice plastic case for it. :beer:

If you have multiple tanks or test your water frequently it's worth the extra money. Simple to use and easy to calibrate.


+1. The Milwaukee digital is excellent and is well worth the extra $$.
 

Ou8me2

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Nothing wrong with buying an ATC refractometer off Amazon or Ebay for around $20.00. My friend just picked one up off Ebay for $17.90 Shipped and it works great, case and everything.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/161751384226?

I actually bought mine from another site. You can buy just the unit for $85.00, but no case. If you want the case it's $100.00 with free shipping. Still cheaper than BRS and most other places. So if the case isn't of importance you can save even more money.

http://www.testequipmentdepot.com/milwaukee/refractometers/ma887.htm
 

ThaBeast

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Another vote for the Milwaukee digital refractometer. I like mine so much I bought a second for the QT room
 

Buzz1329

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DFS and BRS house brands have worked well for me.

I tried Red Sea and found that it needed to be recalibrated after each test with 35 ppt solution. Could just be me. But when I check whether I need to recalibrate the DFS and BRS brands, I never have a problem.

FWIW. If you have calibration solution, you can check for yourself rather than listening to klutz like me.

MIke
 
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reefteaser

Convince'em or confuse'em
I can't remember where I bought it, but my H2Ocean brand is similar to the others on EBay and Amazon, except the scale is much finer (1.015-1.030, or 20-40ppt) and a little easier to read. It makes more sense for aquarium use. I calibrated it first using RODI when I got it, then with calibration fluid much later, and it was still spot on. I've periodically checked since and not needed to adjust.
 

FirstContact

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I can't remember where I bought it, but my H2Ocean brand is similar to the others on EBay and Amazon, except the scale is much finer (1.015-1.030, or 20-40ppt) and a little easier to read. It makes more sense for aquarium use. I calibrated it first using RODI when I got it, then with calibration fluid much later, and it was still spot on. I've periodically checked since and not needed to adjust.

+1 The brands with the finer scales are much easier to read.
 
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