Phosphate Low Range Colorimeter HI713 Hanna Checker HC - Fresh & Marine Water

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Phosphate Low Range Colorimeter HI713 Hanna Checker HC - Fresh & Marine Water

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Quick Overview

Three simple steps to results. The Hanna Phosphate Checker bridges the gap between simple chemical test kits and professional instrumentation. Accurate, affordable and easy to use. First, zero the instrument with your water sample. Next, add the reagent. Last, place the vial into the Hanna Phosphate Checker, press the button and read the results. Done.

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how many test does this kit provide. Thanks.
Question by: Mark on Nov 30, 2013 6:00:00 AM
Hey Mark,
The phosphate checker itself comes with enough reagent for 5 tests. Reagent refills are sold in packs of 25 and can be found right here:
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Nov 30, 2013 6:00:00 AM
Does this meter require periodic calibration with some kind of calibration solution?
Question by: Eric on Jun 19, 2014 8:50:00 PM
Hi Eric,
One of the first steps every time you test is to zero out the meter, then you add reagent and test the actual sample. This is done every test but It does not require any sort of extra calibration procedure on top of that.
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Jun 19, 2014 8:50:00 PM

Full Details

Easier to use and more accurate than chemical test kits

Adaptation of Standard Method 4500-P E Accuracy 4% ±0.04 ppm (mg/L) of reading 0.04 ppm (mg/L) resolution (250 points) Large, easy to read digits Auto shut-off.

Dedicated to a single parameter

Designed to work with HANNA's powder reagents Uses 10 mL glass cuvettes.

Small Size, Big Convenience

Weighing a mere 65 g (2.3 oz.), the Checker®HC easily fits into the palm of your hand or pocket.Use for quick and accurate on the spot analysis. Single button operation: Zero and Measure Operated by a single AAA battery.


  • Range: 0.00 to 2.50 ppm (mg/L)
  • Resolution: 0.01 ppm (mg/L)
  • Precision: ±0.04 ppm (mg/L) ±4% of reading @ 25°C
  • Light Source: LED @ 525 nm
  • Light Detector: Silicon photocell
  • Environment: 0 to 50°C (32 to 122°F); RH max 95% non-condensing
  • Battery Type: (1) 1.5V AAA
  • Auto-off: After 2 minutes of non-use and after read
  • Dimensions: 81.5 x 61 x 37.5 mm (3.2 x 2.4 x 1.5")
  • Weight: 64 g (2.25 oz.)
  • Method: Adaptation of Standard Method 4500-P E.



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  • Effortless By Onnie P on 10/5/2015

    Works like a charm for me. I'm a bit color blind, this really helps.
  • Works fine By Carmen on 7/21/2015

    Like others said, the packet is awkward. I got around that by after cutting the top of the foil off, I pry open the top of the packet with sissors until it creates a point, then carefully tap the foil on the edge of the vial until all the powder falls in. I do, however, have a lot to say about the calcium test...
  • okay product By palm162 on 7/20/2015

    it is a good product and accurate but beware the packets of powder are really difficult to get into the tube. other than that good product.
  • Hanna- do right to your customers and fix the packet!!! By Mrod on 6/27/2015

    Hanna needs to redesign their packet design. If you like stress and frustration this is for you. Bottom line the packet design is a joke that outweighs anything else that is positive.
  • Easy By Bill on 6/16/2015

    Very organised and accurate
  • Seems okay By Homebrwr on 5/31/2015

    This is the first Phosphate test kit I have owned. Simple to use but as others have stated getting the powder out of the package is very tedious and not sure how accurate the reading is if the exact amount is not added...
  • Simple fast accurate testing method. By RAMON on 5/17/2015

    I used this tester for the first time yesterday , and was surprised how easy and accurate it was. Testing water can already be a long dreaded task, but this hannah checker makes it a snap!, and its accuracy was great as well
  • Good Investment By Pipe Doctor on 5/16/2015

    This device takes the guesswork out of trying to associate a color shade with a number, however, the test cover does not fully close and they only give you 6-7 reagents for testing. So out of the box you (1) have to hold down the top cover when a vial is inside and (2) limited to only 6-7 tests before you need to buy more.
  • Small Complaints By Stephen on 5/6/2015

    It seems to test well but the tester lid doesn't always snap closed properly. Also the packets of test powder are a little hard to get the powder out easily.
  • Good tester By Russell on 5/4/2015

    This tester is so much handier than the API test. It gives you an actual number instead of guessing at a color. It is also way more sensitive than the API tests. The downside is trying to get all of that reagent from the packet into that little vial without spilling it all over the place AND doing it within the time given. If it takes you too long, you have to start over. All around, a good device with a couple of quirks.
  • Too inaccurate for reef tanks By Adam on 3/30/2015

    This is a quality, easy to read test kit for phosphates, perfect for fish only or less-demanding reef tanks, but I wouldn't recommend buying this one for most reefers. The accuracy is only +/- 0.04 so if you're trying to maintain phosphates between 0.01 and 0.03 ppm then this kit is useless.

    The ultra low range checker works on a parts per billion scale, which is probably more appropriate for the typical reef tank. It reads between 0 and 200 ppb, which is 0 and 0.2 ppm.

    Oh, and I agree with everyone else who doesn't like the reagent packets.
  • Finger acrobatics with tiny sachet-like reagents By Join the Revolution on 3/29/2015

    Seriously? I bought this and used it about 2 or 3 times. The process of placing this tiny bag of powder into a tiny vial is ridiculous- regardless if it is accurate or not, it is poor product development. Don't believe me? Buy and try it. Not for me, next.

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