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
great product By Mike on 1/14/2012
Mike would recommend this product to a friend
Very easy to use. and save me more for a long run comparing to other highend test kits.
Spot on readings By Antole on 1/4/2012
Antole would recommend this product to a friend
Its one of the easiest test kits I have used. It takes 3 minutes and you have a perfect reading. I have used manual test kits but this one can be done over and over with the exact same results.
Works great By explorer22 on 12/27/2011
explorer22 would recommend this product to a friend
no more guessing on color!
Not as accurate as the HI-376 By Steve on 12/25/2011
Steve wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I wish I had done a bit more research about this before buying it. This Hanna model (HI-713) has an accuracy of +/- .04ppm when target levels for phosphate are usually considered < .02ppm. I would much rather have purchased the HI-736 Phosphorus Ultra Low Range Tester by Hanna. Too bad BRS doesn't stock both and explain clearly the difference between the two.
Poor Quality Build By AJ on 12/20/2011
AJ would recommend this product to a friend
I've had this for about a year, but only used it about 20 times. It broke due to a manufacturing defect. The Hanna customer service would not stand behind their product. Despite the defect, they indicated warranty was only 6 months and they wouldn't do anything.
Fantastic By Brian on 12/20/2011
Brian would recommend this product to a friend
Fantastic product, no more trying to compare colors with those horrible color cards. The only down side is the powder reagent, hopefully Hanna will develop a liquid reagent.
Reefers Delight By Art T on 12/15/2011
Art T would recommend this product to a friend
The Hanna Checker Phosphate PO4 Colorimeter is very easy to use and only takes a few minutes to make sure that your tank is where it needs to be! I have spent so much money on frags, fish and equipment - the cost of this item is well worth it! Make sure to add the extra packets to sve yourself from running out.
I plan on getting the other Hanna checkers for my tank
Great Product By Emont on 12/13/2011
Emont would recommend this product to a friend
I am super impressed by this tester! I believe this is the first i have actully been able to figure out my phosphate levels. No color to match excellent!
Great product By Shawn on 12/11/2011
Shawn would recommend this product to a friend
I wish I purchased this product before wasting my money on impossible to read color tests. Well worth the money. Best upgrade I've made to date
Great Product By Michael on 11/29/2011
Michael would recommend this product to a friend
This is soooooo much better! I really like the digital readout. The test instructions are very easy to follow.
Be careful opening the test unit for battery installation, make sure to pull the battery door out straight and do not pry it to one side.
Hanna Checker Phosphate PO4 Colorimeter By Virgil on 11/27/2011
Virgil would recommend this product to a friend
Loved this tester. No more other test for me. The digital read out makes it soo much easier. I'm getting the calcium checker for Christmas I liked this one soo much. Thanks for providing a great product. Just read the instructions and maybe review a youtube video on using it. The system has a timeout and you need to complete all the actions within a certain amount of time, but there is enough time if you are prepared.
Easy to use By Jarod on 11/11/2011
Jarod would recommend this product to a friend
Extremely easy to use and amazingly accurate. Absolute must for phosphate control, great to check your top-off water.
Fast, East, Accurate By Mark Neil on 11/6/2011
Mark Neil would recommend this product to a friend
Fast, East, Accurate and affordable. This is one of the best colorimeter I've used.
way to meassure By William on 11/1/2011
William would recommend this product to a friend
love this small things. very handy and easy to use; accurate and reliable when compared with other brands, quick results, expensive
Simple & Quick By Jared on 10/28/2011
Jared would recommend this product to a friend
This tester is quick, painless and seems to bring a level of unparalleled accuracy.
costly By jeffrey on 10/4/2011
jeffrey would recommend this product to a friend
it is costly, but i am glad i got it, it is very acurate, and easy to use once you manage to dump the packet in the cuvature.
Excellent Product! By Reefer on 10/1/2011
Reefer would recommend this product to a friend
I've been using this product for a few months and the only thing I could suggest is that Hanna make a liquid reagent available. Accuracy is right on with Salifert test kit.
Finally something easy By Brady on 9/29/2011
Brady would recommend this product to a friend
This is a huge step up from trying to read different shades of a color. I just can't wait till they bring out other testers
More accurate way of testing By Don on 9/28/2011
Don would recommend this product to a friend
This unit is as close to lab results as you can get. Just 2 simple steps and wait the 3 minutes for the results. Much easier than matching a color to a card.
good product By Craig on 9/22/2011
Craig would recommend this product to a friend
I totally like having a digital read out instead of try to match colors like the other test kits, but the Hanna Checker is a little hard to use. You have to be able to open a packet with a wide opening and pour it into a very small hole, in a short amount of time. It comes with two curvettes so I started using one for the "zero" and the other for the phos reading. I still don't like the packets though, it's hard to empty all the contents without spilling reagent powder.
5 stars! By Jeff on 9/21/2011
Jeff would recommend this product to a friend
The Hanna Phosphate Checker is a great product that makes testing phosphate so easy and accurate. I tested the unit against another more expensive product and it was spot on in three different tanks. Can't wait to get my Calcium checker and then the Alkalinity...I hear they are also releasing a Magnesium checker as well.
Drops? Not anymore By KCRdwing on 9/18/2011
KCRdwing would recommend this product to a friend
This thing is amazing! Can't make it much easier than this.
Handy tester! By Tim on 9/17/2011
Tim would recommend this product to a friend
Nice product - beats test strips!
amazing! By Danny on 9/17/2011
Danny would recommend this product to a friend
This was the first hanna I tried. I now want every hanna test kit that is available. This thing is super easy and gives you such a pin point reading, no more guessing!
Don't need to carry a card. By JoeSuff on 9/16/2011
JoeSuff would recommend this product to a friend
No faster than adding drops, but not having to guestimate or ask my wife what color is the match is far nicer.
easy to use and accurate By Chris on 9/3/2011
Chris would recommend this product to a friend
to bad it doesn't come with more reagent powder. other then that its a great tester.
It's Great By Grey on 8/24/2011
Grey would recommend this product to a friend
Finally able to check something without mixing a bunch of chemicals. It's easy to use, and accurate. What more do you need? The only problem I had with my tester was that the tester flip top lid is very tight and difficult to open without using your fingernails, but I am sure it will loosen over time. I am just thrilled that about not having to pay 40 to 70 dollars for 25 liquid chemical phosphate laboratories anymore.
Great Product! By Chad on 8/24/2011
Chad would recommend this product to a friend
I bought this to keep my Phosphates in check since color card tests are inaccurate and VERY hard to read. I must say that I am impressed with the accuracy! Several tests on the same water sample resulted in the same numbers over and over.
My only real problems with the unit is the lid is VERY hard to open. If you have short fingernails or arthritis you make have problems getting the lid open. Another other problem is the reagents. I really wish they were in liquid form, it is hard to pour the dry powder in the tiny opening of the vial.
Finally the automatic shutoff timer of 2 minutes between C1 and C2 is much too fast! The powder does not dissolve quickly enough and you risk ruining the test if the unit times out. A more lengthy time period is needed here if dry powder reagents are going to continue to be used.
Other than these small problems the Hanna Phosphate Checker is genius!
Best phospate testing period By Richard on 7/30/2011
Richard would recommend this product to a friend
There is no other way to go. My local reef store recommend the Hanna, I ordered it, and there is no going back. Just be sure to follow instructions on keeping cuvettes clean, unscratched, and not introducing bubbles when testing. Standard test kits cannot be relied on, the Hanna is the way to go.