Good product overall By Matt on 9/13/2013
Matt would recommend this product to a friend
This is way easier than a test kit and definitely the way to go for regular phosphate testing.
I took a star off because I think a 10cc syringe should have been included, and because the powder packets are a pain to open and I'm concerned about inconsistent amounts of reagent being used from test to test.
That being said, I'm still not going back to my old test kit.
Very accurate By Scott on 8/22/2013
Scott would recommend this product to a friend
I love my hanna checker! This is one of the best investments made for anyone who keeps sps. Do yourself a favor and get the reagent refill at the same time.
Great Product By Joe on 8/12/2013
Joe would recommend this product to a friend
Very nice tester compare to other testers. Gives a definitive number. Only downside is it could get a little expensive if you do a lot of test. But the good thing is once your tank is stablized you only need to test once in a while.
Room for improvement By Prashant on 8/8/2013
Prashant would recommend this product to a friend
The unit itself is fine, but the process is not acceptable due to the following constraints.
#1, considering the amount of reagent needed for a single test, the packet is way oversized and leaves room for quite a bit of error due to the fact that it is very easy to lose the reagent powder in a corner of the packet or on the sidewalls. Without cutting it open completely and taking it all out with a razor, there is no way to tell whether or not you made an accurate test. Also, the shutoff timer is no good because it does take time to get all of the reagent out and it does require a few minutes to shake up the vial so that everything is dissolved.
They should go with a smaller tube that holds the reagent or put it in a bulk container and supply a precise micro measuring spoon. Also, only giving 6 tests with the kit is ridiculous when all of the others come with so much more.
Better reagent packets would give them 1 more star and more of the packets would've given it one more for a perfect score.
great By Chase on 7/22/2013
Chase would recommend this product to a friend
got this for my first tester because of the negative reviews I had read on the difficulty of using the other testing devices. Love the digital read out and it makes everything so much easier
Easy to use By Andrew on 7/20/2013
Andrew would recommend this product to a friend
Quick and easy to use. Much faster and simpler than matching colors on a test card. I wish they made colorimiters for everything.
Good tester By Bgp230 on 6/7/2013
Bgp230 would recommend this product to a friend
Great tester but the powder in the little bags are difficult to dump in the vile.
Best for the price By Chris on 6/6/2013
Chris would recommend this product to a friend
The unit is solid, the instructions are clear, and it gives a clear and precise reading. The only downside is the reagent packets are nearly impossible to use without spilling or leaving some reagent inside.
Love it! By tim on 6/3/2013
tim would recommend this product to a friend
Will never bother trying tor figure out color charts with phosphate tests again. Even comes with a nice little case!
Hanna Phosphate Checker is good! By Diana in OK on 5/6/2013
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 4/29/2013
Michael would recommend this product to a friend
Come little agent. Easy to use. Would recommend.
Accurate and Simple to use By Ad on 4/23/2013
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 4/22/2013
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 4/13/2013
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 4/10/2013
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 4/8/2013
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 4/8/2013
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 3/31/2013
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 3/15/2013
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 2/21/2013
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 2/19/2013
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 2/18/2013
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 2/13/2013
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 2/11/2013
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.