Great product! By Jordo on 12/8/13
Jordo would recommend this product to a friend
I really like the checker, it works great. The checker is a 5 star product but I do have to take 1 star due to two small issues I have. 1. The reagent packet is a pain, I really feel there is too much room for error in getting all of the reagent in the vial. 2. They only provide 6 tests worth of reagent with the initial purchase, I feel this is very cheap. They should have given more along the lines for 20+ like the rest of their products.
Best tester ever!!! By Raymond on 12/4/13
Raymond would recommend this product to a friend
I purchased this tester because I was sick of comparing colors with the API testing and questioning what the actual results were. I've been using it for about a month now and get perfect readings every time. Do yourself a favor and get this phosphate tester. It's easy to use and read.
Made life easier By Oscar on 11/24/13
Oscar would recommend this product to a friend
I finally caved in I was tired of reading the different shades of light green or yellow with other brands not knowing where my phosphates levels were. After i received the hanna checker it gave me my reading it was quick and easy to use. I couldn't be any happier with this product. I can always count on BRS to have what i need.
Best Product for testing Phosphates By Kenneth on 11/9/13
Kenneth would recommend this product to a friend
Best product since sliced bread. No more quessing or asking someone else hey what color on this page does this match. I hated testing for Phosphate. Now with the Hanna Checker it is fun to day.
Great tester. By Joe on 10/15/13
Joe would recommend this product to a friend
I've been using mine for several months now. I watched a video by Hanna on how they suggest to pour the packet in. Their method works great and I haven't had a problem with a test yet. I can see why people would give less than 5 stars, but it's just a matter of figuring out the trick with the packets.
Watch the video and then test away!
There is a learning curve By Jeff on 10/1/13
Jeff wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
It took 8 tests before i got a reading other than 0 on any water, even tap. After testing with extreme caution to details of testing steps I received a reading. Though Still haven't had duplicate readings on same water sample. Due to sensitivity of testing don't have the most confidence in readings. Hopefully that will change by the time I use the rest of test reagents.
Great Product But Room for improvement By Dylan on 9/24/13
Dylan would recommend this product to a friend
Will never bother buying any other phosphate tests again, only wish the reagent were in little plastic tubes instead of paper bags.
tips By Daniel on 9/19/13
Daniel would recommend this product to a friend
This thing is cool... Giving a precise number can't be beat. If you have trouble getting out the reagent, just dump it onto a piece of paper, fold it, and dump it in...Spill proof. Like others have said, buy more reagent with your initial purchase.
Good product overall By Matt on 9/13/13
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 8/23/13
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 8/13/13
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 8/8/13
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.