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.
Great product By wing on 4/16/2014
wing would recommend this product to a friend
Testing phosphate with simple procedure. No color matching guess.
Easy and Precise measurement By GUnit on 4/3/2014
GUnit would recommend this product to a friend
This is the easiest and quickest test kit for phosphate that I've used. I'm a sucker for precision and not having to guess at colors so this test kit is ideal for that.
The couple of recommendations that I would have for people buying/using this test kit are:
1) When doing the test use BOTH vials. This is key to avoid having the meter turn off on you while you combine the reagent with the sample (2 minute shake time vs 2 minute auto shutoff.... :( ) Fill both with the appropriate amount of sample. Set one aside with the cap on. Add the reagent to the second and begin the 2 minutes mix/shake. About half way into the shake drop the first non-reagent sample into the meter and calibrate. After you're done shake drop the vial with reagent in an get a reading!
2) Buy more reagent immediately (or shortly thereafter) as you only get 10ish reagent packets in the kit.
Awesome By David on 3/25/2014
David would recommend this product to a friend
This a great meter,I am color blind so these types of meters are a must.
Wow! By the shack on 3/22/2014
the shack would recommend this product to a friend
this is a great meter being in the wastewater industry this meter is just as good as any desktop meter you can buy. They must have reprogramed these meters because mine times out after three minutes which is more than enough time to analyze a sample. The packets they supply are hard to use, however, the reagents out of the box you can buy are fantastic. This is great easy way to measure phosphates accurately, affordably, and fast. Good bye I say to the days of guessing which color is closer for 60 dollars this and a box of reagents are the best invesment for the money you can buy for a sps tank.
Less Guess By Tim on 3/20/2014
Tim would recommend this product to a friend
Finally a low range phosphate test that I don't feel I'm guessing with. I'm surprised the 25 count reagent box doesn't fit properly in the case.
Hanna phos checker By guy on 3/18/2014
guy would recommend this product to a friend
Beats trying to compare to a color chart which you can not see a difference in. Digital readout is great
once again great phos test but not enough reagents By jeff on 2/28/2014
jeff would recommend this product to a friend
easy to use. simple to read.
but nowhere does it mention the lack of reagents on the info page. forget that for $50 they could toss in more tests. even if they toss in thirty tests and charge you $60, id be okay with it cus the test is worth it. but i placed a $400 order and could have got the additional reagents with free shipping if it just mentioned that it was needed. but now i had to pay for addition shipping.
just feels kind of busch league for such a great product bought from such a great company.
Outstanding By Ourisland42 on 2/20/2014
Ourisland42 would recommend this product to a friend
Unbelievable! Best money spent. Spend the extra money you will not regret it. Yes the reagent packets can be difficult at first..... I just cut off one corner off the packet (small opening) and tap the powder into the glass container. Works every time for me. No more color wheel / charts! I keep the old color wheel around to remind me of the difficulty / guess work I previously had. When it is time to reorder reagent packets, one look at the color wheel and I don't mind spending the extra money on the packets. Buy larger quantities to save money. No more guessing. As always, LOVE the BRS experience!!!