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Sybon Refractometer with Automatic Temperature Compensation

 
For the most precise measurement of salinity, the experts use a Refractometer. This high-tech instrument is used to measure salinity when perfect conditions are needed for breeding, or keeping very delicate corals. This easy-to-use and read device will allow you to keep track of your tank's salinity fluctuations. This instrument also features ATC, automatic...


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Installation and Operation Simple to use and maintain. Use the included microfiber towel to wipe the lens and cover dry after each use.


Performance vs. Expectations The refractometer works exactly as advertised.


Value for money The Sybon was worth every penny. I can't compare it to other refractometers because this is the first one I purchased. Three years later, it is still working as advertised.


Liked about it It is simple to use; no instructions are even needed. It is small, lightweight and accurate. I must warn, as with all refractometers, calibration fluid is a must. I check mine every other week or so. If the reading starts to slip, simply use the included "screwdriver" to calibrate.


Didn't like I do not have anything bad to say about the Sybon. It has kept my SG stable since I made the investment.


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By dirtycontour
Nov 13, 2012
 
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Checking your salinity doesn't get any easier

Installation and Operation When you first get your refractometer it must be calibrated. Doing that is nothing more difficult than putting some fresh distilled water on the plate, looking into the eye piece, then using the included screwdriver to turn the adjuster until it lines up to zero. That's it, all there is to it. How to do this, and what it should look like are in the instructions. The instructions were not in color which would have been nice since the meter is colored.


Performance vs. Expectations Works like a charm. In fact, the first time I used it, I did it a second time because I thought it was too easy and I must have done something wrong. I didn't, it was just that easy to use.


Value for money Value for a product like this is difficult to measure. It costs much more than the hydometers, but it also works way better and more accurately. You can do the same thing with a hydrometer, but they get annoying. For me, I set this as a goal to eventually buy. Now that I have it I love it. It comes in a nice case, and just feels like a quality item which somehow makes me feel like I am an expert on checking salinity. Sometimes value means more than just money.


Customer Support I used the web site and contacted customer support before I got the product, just to ask a question or two. The web site had color charts and the person who emailed me was nice, accurate, and answered quickly.


Liked about it 1. Well constructed
2. Comes with a case, screwdriver, and pipette.
3. Accurate


Didn't like 1. Cost a little more than a hydrometer
2. Doesn't come with a soft cloth to clean off the glass and one is needed.
3. Must be focused every time you use it because it requires you to go out of focus to fit it in the case again.


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By tcamos
Apr 15, 2010
 
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Well worth the money

Installation and Operation Easy to follow instructions no guess work
operation is easy add a couple of drops of the water to be tested and read
should be recalibrated once a year or after being dropped
easy to calibrate just add a couple of drops of the ultra water and adjust the screw till it reads 0 on the guage


Performance vs. Expectations Performed as expected


Value for money Great price for a good refractometer


Liked about it Easy to use
Easy to read exact amount of salinty
Liked that it comes with ultra pure water for recalibration
Comes with a nice case to protect the refractometer
has automatic temperature compensation


Didn't like Nothing that i can think of


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By chrisd
Dec 18, 2009
 
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