Works fine By Carmen on 7/21/2015
Carmen would recommend this product to a friend
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
palm162 would recommend this product to a friend
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
Mrod wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
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
Bill would recommend this product to a friend
Very organised and accurate
Seems okay By Homebrwr on 5/31/2015
Homebrwr would recommend this product to a friend
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
RAMON would recommend this product to a friend
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
Pipe Doctor would recommend this product to a friend
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
Stephen would recommend this product to a friend
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
Russell would recommend this product to a friend
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
Adam wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
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.