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.
awesome By Gary on 2/3/2013
Gary would recommend this product to a friend
Best phosphate kit available, hands down.
There is a learning curve By SCUBAFreaky on 1/30/2013
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 1/24/2013
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 1/3/2013
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 12/28/2012
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 12/22/2012
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 12/22/2012
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.