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Old 10-18-2005, 06:02 PM   #1
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decent refractometer?

Does anyone have this product? Is there a better one? The price looks good.

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...1&N=2004&Nty=1

A six month warranty doesn't seem like much. Do they tend to break down?
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Old 10-18-2005, 06:29 PM   #2
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I have the same refractometer and I love it. I bought mine from these guys though.

http://www.aquaticeco.com/index.cfm/...id/931/cid/206
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Fluff, how long have you had yours? Should I be concerned about only a six month warranty?
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Old 10-18-2005, 10:13 PM   #4
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Hmm, I've had mine almost a year. I don't think I'd worry about the warrenty. They are pretty sturdy. Mines been dropped more than once.
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LOL @ Fluffs comment I have used Refractometers for my Machines at one of my companies for years with no problems, they are pretty much bullet proof.

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OK, thanks, sounds like it's family-friendly!!
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i dont have the same one but the plactic flap you put over the water keeps falling off mine and i dont know if i can fix it for much longer.
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had the same problem. Put a drop of super glue on one end of the pin that holds the flap on.
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Maybe I could find out which refractometer is anyone's favorite, and why. I'd like this to be a once-in-a-long-while purchase if possible. I know lots of you use them and must have a reason for the one you purchased.
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Old 10-18-2005, 10:48 PM   #10
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When I needed better accuracy I bought a beer hydrometer. I don't like refractometers b/c they can be thrown off by stuff in your water. Not that that is a huge issue but it makes me wary, being a Chem major I just don't like measuring SG with a device that does not directly measure gravity.
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