It's OK By Bill on 12/9/2014
Bill would recommend this product to a friend
Bought this tester to help dial in biopellet reactor. The test results seem accurate. But with multiple test obviously required to know what's going on with the biopellets the few test packets included didn't last long at all.getting the powder out of the packet and into the test vile seems challenging. Would have preferred a bottle of powder and small scoop like every other quality test kit has.
Great piece of equipment By Dave on 12/8/2014
Dave would recommend this product to a friend
I so glad I have an easy way to test for phosphate. I hated having to run from room to room trying to find the right light to analyze results and even then not knowing if I was interpreting the result correctly. I don't have the problems others have mentioned with adding the reagent, you just need a steady hand. I will order all the others in time.
Works like a charm - once you understand it By Paul on 12/8/2014
Paul would recommend this product to a friend
Received it, and with it being the first time I've used this type of product, the instructions weren't overly clear, so I used 2 packets of powder to test...both tests came up at 0.00. Odd since it's pukani rock. Played another time, and got my reading that was right.
Product works great now. Wish they gave you more than 6 packets of powder though.
Great tester By Andre on 12/6/2014
Andre would recommend this product to a friend
Its a great tester very easy instructions better than comparing colors.
Actually use the tester! By Bridget on 11/10/2014
Bridget would recommend this product to a friend
I have purchased a few different test kits and don't use because it was hard and what color actually was the reading??? This is great with a display. The only thing I don't like is the packets of powder. Wish they did a little jar of powder instead with a scoop, like Red Sea does.
digital is AWESOME!! By Mike on 10/30/2014
Mike would recommend this product to a friend
Very accurate and you can not bet digital!!
Who Doesn't Love Digital? By ReefAddict on 10/28/2014
ReefAddict would recommend this product to a friend
Not the cheapest, but the most accurate and easier to read. Easiest test of any of the phosphate tests I have ever used. In the end, it was worth the extra money.
great product By mike on 10/24/2014
mike would recommend this product to a friend
This checker is very easy to use and very accurate. The only downside it pouring the reagent into the vial. Just need to be careful.
Finally no color chart!! By Travis on 9/22/2014
Travis would recommend this product to a friend
It is easy to use and the instructions run you clearly through the steps. Love having an actually number instead of color charts, no guess work. Thank to the other reviews I did order extra regents. Thank you to the other reviews and to BRS for putting review sections on all of their products.
A good test kit! By Brandon on 9/15/2014
Brandon would recommend this product to a friend
I love the digital output on this test kit. My only concern the possibility of human error that can throw off results. I say this because the reagent comes as a powder form and it comes in its own little packets. I don't really like the packets because it is impossible to get all of the reagent from the packet into the test vial unless you open it up and scrape it with a blade. I would have rather seen a container with a measuring spoon like the on in Red Sea's Calcium test kit. Other then that I do really like this test kit and I would recommend it.
No more guess work.. I think By jmar on 8/27/2014
jmar would recommend this product to a friend
Accurate measurements, and includes a storage container for everything along with a laminated instruction card. It is a chore to get all the powder into the vial for the test. Work fast, or do some prep work beforehand. Several times I thought I got all the powder only to find that there was still a bit more in the packet. Take your time, get all the powder into the vial first and then calibrate. It includes 6 reagents so add those to the cart as well.
Great little device By Devin on 8/21/2014
Devin would recommend this product to a friend
Product works great with fast results!! one thing i would say is get more reagent when you order the checker!! Also for best results clean the glass well, and swirl to avoid bubbles!!! Great product!!!! Accurate!!
I love this thing By JR on 8/20/2014
JR would recommend this product to a friend
if you have hair algae, you have phosphates....period. No matter what i used I kept saying to myself "my kits show no phosphates. I had to give in and get this Hanna Checker and it was the best move ever. Combined with my GFO reactor and I had a happy tank in no time. I wish the kit had more reagents, but if i had a controlled tank I wouldn't have had to check so many times :). Great product but be very careful with the vials to ensure they are CLEAN and scratch free prior to running your tests. It could skew the results.
Needs more reagent packets By David on 7/30/2014
David would recommend this product to a friend
I have no issue with the checker or its accuracy (it works great) the only issue I had was that it only came with 6 reagents. for those that like to test on a regular basis I suggest you buy some with the initial order. besides that its awesome.
a product that gets you a phosphate reading you can trust By Ricky on 7/16/2014
Ricky would recommend this product to a friend
I like a lot of people have a hard time telling with certainty what the phosphate reading is with the liquid or even titration tests. No more guessing with this tester.
great but a little tricky By Jonathan on 7/16/2014
Jonathan would recommend this product to a friend
It took me a few times to learn. I use both test tubes, makes the testing easier. Make sure to wipe off glass test tube even small print can mess up the test. Apart from that great.
very accurate By swseipel on 7/6/2014
swseipel would recommend this product to a friend
This meter is awesome. ..very accurate. Easy to use
Work great By Christopher Kirkland on 6/25/2014
Christopher Kirkland would recommend this product to a friend
Very accurate, does take some practice to get use to using it correctly. There are several youtube videos that help along with that. Love the tester.
Was a Fathers Day gift for my husband By Laura on 6/11/2014
Laura would recommend this product to a friend
Works Great! My husband was actually excited when he DID get a phosphate reading with this test kit. Would like to suggest BRS add a suggested link to the refill reagent packets to buy with it so the customer can save a little on shipping as there are not that many reagent packets with this kit. Wish I had ordered the refills with it. Other than that, it is well worth it and I would recommend it highly to anyone who owns a tank.
Really only 6?!? By Gregory on 6/11/2014
Gregory would recommend this product to a friend
I guess it was my own fault that I didn't take the time to find any reviews stating only 6 reagents came with the checker. But on a good note you get some knock off battery included!
Ease of use but hope it's working properly By jasonandsarah on 5/27/2014
jasonandsarah would recommend this product to a friend
I love how easy this is to use! I've used many different test kits but this is the easiest by far. My only worry is that I hadn't run gfo in a few weeks when I received my phosphate checker and it still read 000? It wasn't blinking so it wasn't a error reading? I tested 3 times the first night just to be sure because I thought I'd get some kind of reading?
Easy to use, but be quick By Paul on 5/9/2014
Paul would recommend this product to a friend
This meter is easy to use and you don't have to worry about figuring out which shade of blue you have against a chart. I have yet to run multiple test on the same water to check consistency, so I can't say anything to that effect. Only issue that prevented me from giving it 5 stars is the timeout. It will turn itself off after 3 minutes or so (to save battery) However when you do the first calibration, and then go to mix the reagent, if you get side tracked it will shut off and you'll miss the opportunity to run the test and have to start over. On occasion I ran the test all the way through, but got sidetracked waiting for the 3 minutes of testing and when i went to go check the result, it shut off. If using this product, I highly recommend not doing anything else to avoid the timeout.
Digital all the way! By Scott on 5/7/2014
Scott would recommend this product to a friend
I've had many phosphate test and matching colors is always hit or miss. Having a true digital reading is great . As people have said use both vials -makes the testing much easier. The packets are a bit of a pain- you have to be careful when cutting and adding them into the vial. Overall, I feel this is the best phosphate tester for the money
Not bad By Matt on 4/17/2014
Matt would recommend this product to a friend
Nice little gadget. 10 times easier to use than a normal test kit. The only two problems are: is extremely difficult to get the reagents into the test tube, and sometimes the automatic display shut off can ruin a test by exiting before you can see the results.