Hanna Phosphate Checker is good! By Diana in OK on 5/6/13
Diana in OK would recommend this product to a friend
Could use easier written instructions but if you watch the YouTube videos it's easy enough to do. Happy with my purchase of the phosphate checker by Hanna.
Be sure to order more reagents as the kit only comes with six packets.
Hanna Cheacker By Michael on 4/29/13
Michael would recommend this product to a friend
Come little agent. Easy to use. Would recommend.
Accurate and Simple to use By Ad on 4/23/13
Ad would recommend this product to a friend
Accurate test - simple and easy to use, clear instructions.
Good test but wish it came with more reagent By Mike on 4/22/13
Mike would recommend this product to a friend
Good test but only comes with a little reagent and you soon will be ordering more.
Simplifies the process By David on 4/14/13
David would recommend this product to a friend
Great product makes checking phosphates easy after you get the hang of how to use the meter.
Instant results By Coldjoker on 4/11/13
Coldjoker would recommend this product to a friend
No more "is that purple, wait in this light brown" takes the guess work out, great for typical reef with SPS, use to check your GFO depletion, check tank reading vs outlet of reactor when they become the same change it out, will pay for its self I promise ;)
AWESOME PRODUCT By Chris on 4/8/13
Chris would recommend this product to a friend
First be sure that you buy more reagents when you buy the kit, there are only 8 in the kit. This is a minor annoyance that you can rectify up front if you know!
Otherwise no complaints its a dream to use and the BEST for testing PO4. So easy to do, easy to read, so accurate, repeatable. helps me know when its time to change the GFO and keep Algae at bay!
You will not be disappointed with this product!
very nice and easy to use By Andy C on 4/8/13
Andy C would recommend this product to a friend
This is a very nice tool for checking phosphate. The only tweak I had ot make was to prepare the reagent vial before putting the water sample into the checker. Otherwise it'll time out while the reagent dissolves. Otherwise, this is great.
great product By Dustin on 3/31/13
Dustin would recommend this product to a friend
easy to use,accurate,what more do u want?no more colors
Nice and easy By Bosley on 3/15/13
Bosley would recommend this product to a friend
Great product simple and fast results. I have the calcium checker as well I hope Hanna comes out with a nitrate checker soon. Highly recommend.
WAY Easier to then other kits, but a few quirks By tommyd193 on 2/21/13
tommyd193 would recommend this product to a friend
This kit is far better and way easier to know what your level is, I just wish I knew there were only 6 tests that came with the kit or I would have ordered more. As mentioned in other reviews getting the powder out of the packet is tricky and if you take too long then your unit shuts off on you, but once you master it and develop your own knack then it's well worth the purchase!
It gives a number. No guessing By Kevin on 2/19/13
Kevin would recommend this product to a friend
Tester is very good. I like it because it gives me a number instead of the color chart that the other tests uses. Only problem with the tester is the green cap can be broken away from the base part. I'm not a very hard handed person but my cap broke off on the first use of opening it. Not sure, the cap could have already been broken. But i have still used my tester i just snap the cap back on.
Just plain awesome By Nicholas on 2/19/13
Nicholas would recommend this product to a friend
This is the single best test equipment investment I've made thus far. My other phosphate kit was worthless compared to this.
The only thing I don't really like about this is the packets are a pain to empty into the test vial. why not just sell the reagent in a little container with a little spoon like others do?
Easy to use By Miles on 2/13/13
Miles would recommend this product to a friend
This test is incredibly easy to use, but has a down side. Getting all of the reagent out of the pouch and into the vial can sometimes prove tricky. check out the video on the Hanna Checker website to learn how to do it right. The process is very simple, just not super intuitive. Other wise this product is great, I use this in conjunction with GFO to keep my system free of phosphate.
Awesome product By Jeremy on 2/11/13
Jeremy would recommend this product to a friend
Much easier to use then trying to match colors on liquid tests, I deducted 1 star for the poor reagent package design, can be tricky to add if you rip the package open to much.
awesome By Gary on 2/3/13
Gary would recommend this product to a friend
Best phosphate kit available, hands down.
There is a learning curve By SCUBAFreaky on 1/30/13
SCUBAFreaky would recommend this product to a friend
This is by far the best test kit for measuring Phosphate, but there is a learning curve. As other posters have said there is an art to getting all of the powder in the curvette, but once you get the hang of it, it's no longer an issue. Also this thing will time out after 2 minutes during the phase when you are dissolving the powder. Once it times out, you pretty much have to start over due to the baseline scan. Also be aware that it only comes with 6 reagent packets...and you'll blow through those very quickly due to the learning curve. Unlike other posters, I'm having trouble getting consistent measurements, but all that said, the Hanna Checker is best phosphate checker I've used so far.
Works Great and Easy to use if you open the package on two sides By Charles on 1/24/13
Charles would recommend this product to a friend
Just cut two sides off of the regents package and them trim the corner off at the tip, open and pours in with ease.
Do this before you put the water in the machine andit won't time out.
GREAT By Samuel on 1/3/13
Samuel would recommend this product to a friend
I was using Salifert test kit and I could never get a accurate reading. Now with this Checker I have a way better idea as to what my phosphate levels are.
I gave it 4 stars because it is a little hard to get the powder in the vial the first time but after some practice its no biggie.
PHOS-tastic!! By shaungee on 12/28/12
shaungee would recommend this product to a friend
Picked this up on a black Friday doorbuster deal, and couldn't be happier. There was a little learning to be done on how to use the device, but once that was done, I can quickly and confidently test my levels in my tank and make necessary adjustment. Also BRS came through on shipping with a 2 day turnaround, Amazing!
Consistent and accurate!! By Ryan on 12/22/12
Ryan would recommend this product to a friend
Consistent and accurate!! If you are keeping corals you should get this. The test kit that I have been using always tests way lower than the hanna checker so I've always thought my phosphates were more in check than they were. Now that I know where my phosphates actually are. I have been able to get them more under control and have noticed an increase in coral growth already.
Thank goodness By Joseph on 12/22/12
Joseph would recommend this product to a friend
Phosphates fianlly easy to check. I love all 4 that I use. Just waiting for the nitrae checker to come out or even better an all in one.
Awesome By Chad on 12/15/12
Chad would recommend this product to a friend
Hanna Checkers are downright awesome. Accurate, digital, takes less than five minutes. They are the best meters I have every used.
Ok but be careful By Grant on 12/5/12
Grant would recommend this product to a friend
In the instructions it says after adding the reagent to shake for 2 minutes. But the colorimeter turns off after 2 minutes. So I have wasted 2 of the reagent packets out of the few that come with it and have yet to accurately test my water.
Obviously a user error but just a tip.