Essential By Robert on 8/23/2012
Robert would recommend this product to a friend
I have the low-range phosphate colorimeter.
Upon receiving, I opened the top of the unit and the entire top white part separated from rest of the body (the small plastic pins holding it sheared away)--a rather inauspicious start. It is still usable and I don't want to screw around with returning it--despite BRS and their excellent return policies.
I just have to hold the white part against the rest of the body and it works OK.
WATCH OUT for the regent. Use a scissors and OPEN CAREFULLY! This stuff has a very low PH and will irritate skin noticeably. In addition, the reagent is a little tricky to pour out of the envelope which can increase risk for accidental spillage. Again, use care with this reagent.
Other than questionable quality or quality control of the physical unit and the nasty reagent, I cannot possibly imagine living without this essential instrument.
Good tester, need more reagents By Mark on 8/17/2012
Mark would recommend this product to a friend
This is so much better than trying to figure out what shade of blue it is on a color chart.
My only complaint is that it only comes with 6 reagent packets.
Slight Learning Curve but good overall By Andre on 8/14/2012
Andre would recommend this product to a friend
I like this much better then looking at color charts, Just remember to buy some extra packets when ordering
What an awesome product! LOVE this tester. By Chuck on 8/13/2012
Chuck would recommend this product to a friend
For anyone's who's used the 'other' phosphate testing kits, we all know how crazy-difficult it is to read which super-duper light shade of blue the result is to get a phosphate reading -- basically inaccurate/impossible and something I stopped doing often because it was a waste of time. NO MORE! After getting the Hanna phosphate checker, it completely takes the guess work (and eye-straining) out of phosphate testing. I almost feel spoiled having the digital read-out of the phos level after struggling with other test kits for years. This is one of the best and easiest tools, along with a nice refractometer, that I have for my 240g mixed reef. And with this low of a price tag, it's a no-brainer that every aquarium owner should have one.
Fell apart after 3 uses By Nathan on 8/3/2012
Nathan wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
Don't get me wrong, this thing is easy to use and works great, but it fell apart after the 3rd use. The top detached from the base so now when I use it I have to try and hold the top on so it doesn't fall off. I have tried to contact Hanna about this issue two separate times and have received no response.
It works great and I understand you run into issues with products from time to time, but receiving no response from a manufacturer is unacceptable.
Awsome By Sally Boy on 7/13/2012
Sally Boy would recommend this product to a friend
GREAT! By Derrick on 7/7/2012
Derrick would recommend this product to a friend
Extremely easy to use! Test kit is simple and accurate. I tested it versus my salifert and red sea kit and the test was on the mark I did not need to look at silly color charts. GREAT PRODUCT. Now if only hanna can make it for other parameters and fix their calcium checker.
Great Checker well worth the green By Andy on 7/3/2012
Andy would recommend this product to a friend
Fantastic Checker, really acurate and easy to use. The money seams steep, but the acuracy and ease of use make this a great addition to your phosphate fighting arsinal.
worked like a charm By David on 6/26/2012
David would recommend this product to a friend
just received the phosphate checker and was skeptical that a colorimeter could be produced for sucha low price. Tested it on three reef tanks and results were zero. Thought the unit was defective, so waited all weekend and tested it on a freshwater planted tank in office. Three minutes later .91 PPM. Like a charm.
Very accurate By Benjamin on 6/18/2012
Benjamin would recommend this product to a friend
Very accurate product, and easy to use.
The best consumer phosphate tester by far. By NanoCabana on 6/17/2012
NanoCabana would recommend this product to a friend
This is an affordable and accurate tester for phosphates. Like many, I was tired of trying to match color shades on a card. With Hanna's digital readout, I have confidence that my weekly test can be compared for trends. I also use this for my planted freshwater tanks and will buy Hanna's iron checker in the near future. Good job Hanna!
Easy and accurate test results makes this worth the price. By Moises on 6/17/2012
Moises would recommend this product to a friend
This Test kit is very nice because you get an accurate digital reading. If you are worried about your phosphate levels and want to make sure you have them under control you need this product. For the price of the test kit I feel like it should of came with more reagents to perfom test. As of now it only comes with 5 so you better buy extra refills. Only other complaint I have it the powder reagents is hard to get into the small vile. I would recomend getting this product with your GFO reactor.