one problem By Tim on 5/7/2012
Tim would recommend this product to a friend
they don't have enouph types of checkers! Yet! awesome product , bit spendy but if it holds up it's well worth it. digital read out sweeet!
Great BUT.... By BUG on 5/4/2012
BUG would recommend this product to a friend
A cheap, flimsy, warped and very difficult to open case greets you when you first try to access this kit! Kind of like having a cheap and dysfunctional door handle on a fancy new car.... I hope this case is not indicative of the quality of the tester inside! Comes with only 5 tests, so be sure to buy more when you order one of these.
Other than the above, seems to work great and consistent and is easy to use once you free it from the cheapy case...
Works By Milton on 5/2/2012
Milton would recommend this product to a friend
Much better than trying to match up shades of green. You won't mind testing now.
Throw out the color comparisons By thomas on 4/22/2012
thomas would recommend this product to a friend
I hate reading color charts. I never feel like i know for sure what the result is and the time involved sucks. I am a zoology major in college and I bring my checks with my to labs and they professors are even impressed. the liguid reagent is slighty more conveinant than the powder but both are easy to use and the results, well who doe not like looking at a number that is plus or minus a few ppm andknowing for sure what the result is
Easy to use! By Stephanie on 4/20/2012
Stephanie would recommend this product to a friend
This product is very simple to use. I love the digital display no more guessing. I recommend it to anyone who needs to test for phosphates. I bought dry rock and wanted to test for leaching phosphates and this little tool made it easy.
1st one broke, second one broke.... 3rd times a charm? By JDK on 4/17/2012
JDK wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
First one broke day 1. Top came right off. Replacement arrived worked for 2 tests now it wont turn on. Guess I will have to go for 3rd times a charm. Getting frustrated!
Great product By Omar on 4/13/2012
Omar would recommend this product to a friend
This is a great product and easy to use. Is very accurate and on the long way you will save money.
Love it By Eric on 4/7/2012
Eric would recommend this product to a friend
The instructions were confusing the first time I used it, but as soon as I figured it out it became the easiest test ever. I love the fact that it gives you an actual number. No more matching colors. Love it.
Great product, great price. By Alex on 4/2/2012
Alex would recommend this product to a friend
I have nothing but good things to say about the Hanna Phosphate checker. For a while, I was using color chart comparison phosphate kits, which is extremely difficult since the shades of blue are so subtle to compare. Added to that, the lowest value it read to was <.25. For delicate sps tanks, less than .25 is not an accurate enough result. This is why the Hanna checker is so nice. It gives decimal values all the way down to .01, rather than a blanket statement of less than .25. Considering the money we spend on our aquariums, phosphate should be measured accurately to ensure animal health. Considering it's only about double what other kits cost, it's a no brainer! Skip the guesswork, and get this checker! It makes testing to much easier. Don't forget to buy the reagents when you buy the kit!
Fast & easy By Oliver on 3/27/2012
Oliver would recommend this product to a friend
Loved this testor...no longer will I have to guess at the results....fun to use. No further guessing at the results.
super nice unit By mygolfisslow on 3/14/2012
mygolfisslow would recommend this product to a friend
i love this thing super easy to use and accurate reading. better than any color chart test kit.
Easy to use By Derek on 3/2/2012
Derek would recommend this product to a friend
Like the checker - easy to use, prefer liquid reagent rather than powder.
No more color comparisons By John on 3/2/2012
John would recommend this product to a friend
Much better alternative than the salifert or other kits that rely on colors charts. Much more accurate and consistent.
fast easy to use By reef evo on 2/21/2012
reef evo would recommend this product to a friend
This is a great phosphate tester. no more color guessing. For the price you just cant beat it.
Another Must Have From Hanna By Roy on 2/18/2012
Roy would recommend this product to a friend
Wow. These Hanna Colorimeters are fantastic. No more guessing at the colors. Fast, easy and accurate. Another must have item for any serious reefer.
Great product By Matthew on 2/16/2012
Matthew would recommend this product to a friend
No more guessing the colors
They give you reagents
Love the simpleness once you figure out how to do these
They shove everything into the case and if you don't put everything back just right it won't close correctly
The instructions aren't as clear as they should be, so i just googled and watched the videos on how to do the tests. The terminology of unreacted sample and when you think about it, on some of these tests, it makes you go huh? So watch the videos.
The battery cover is a pain to get off
Overall so glad i bought these.. no more test kits to expire and trying to distinguish different shades of blue!
Would buy again! By Alex on 2/2/2012
Alex would recommend this product to a friend
I have been using the other test kits out there for a while and decided to see if the Hanna checkers were worth it.
I LOVE them and wouldn't go back after trying them. The digital readout is easy to get and accurate.
So much easier, don't hesitate to pick up this product today!
Nice test kit By Frank on 2/1/2012
Frank would recommend this product to a friend
Sooooooo much better then trying to figure out shades of colors with other kits. I will never go back great test kit.
Best test kit By ROY on 1/30/2012
ROY would recommend this product to a friend
This is by far the best PO4 test kit I have ever used! Very easy to test. Worth the money!
Hanna Checker By robert on 1/30/2012
robert would recommend this product to a friend
The best!! hands down, forget about reading colors that blend tohether, this thing rocks, tells exactly what number your leavels are at!
LOVE IT!!!! By Stephen on 1/25/2012
Stephen would recommend this product to a friend
Finally an easy to use easy to read phosphate meter that doesn't cost an arm and a leg. I have tried different brands in the past and all the results were very hard to read. This unit reads it in digital versus me trying to read the colors which are usually very faint. I would recommend this Phosphate meter to anyone looking for a simple to use accurate reading.
Very happy By Aaron on 1/22/2012
Aaron would recommend this product to a friend
Wow, this product is outstanding. No more reading shades of blue. It's accurate down to 0.01.
The only complaint I have is that you have a 3 minute time limit to mix the water and get the bubbles out., just to save the battery. The first time I tried this, I didn't make it in time. Be sure to have your reagent packet open and ready to pour. Also, limit yourself to the recommended 1.5 minutes regardless.
Good tester By bobby on 1/22/2012
bobby would recommend this product to a friend
I like the Hanna phosphate tester, you will need to be quick adding in your Reagents into your test tube because the monitor will turn off automatically and you will waste Reagent. I had issues with the monitor readings not reading correctly a couple time but overall this is a good tester get it I lover it. Overall the price at BRS is cheaper, the Quality is top of the line they really know there products and there knowledge is sure impressive they do there research too that’s why I love to shop here Shipping is super fast.
Okedokee!!! By Drew on 1/17/2012
Drew would recommend this product to a friend
I was surprised when the tester arrived there was only enough reagent for 4 tests???
Would have been nice to know that when I got it so I could have ordered more.
there was some plastic ratteling around inside of it and whatever it was fell out while installing the battery. the unit didnt work to find out that the supplied battery was dead.
replaced batter, works like a champ!
easy to use, easy to read...
I think Steve has a valid point in his review 12/26/11