There is a learning curve By Jeff on 10/1/2013
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 9/24/2013
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 9/19/2013
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 9/13/2013
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 8/22/2013
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 8/12/2013
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 8/8/2013
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.
great By Chase on 7/22/2013
Chase would recommend this product to a friend
got this for my first tester because of the negative reviews I had read on the difficulty of using the other testing devices. Love the digital read out and it makes everything so much easier
Easy to use By Andrew on 7/20/2013
Andrew would recommend this product to a friend
Quick and easy to use. Much faster and simpler than matching colors on a test card. I wish they made colorimiters for everything.
Good tester By Bgp230 on 6/7/2013
Bgp230 would recommend this product to a friend
Great tester but the powder in the little bags are difficult to dump in the vile.
Best for the price By Chris on 6/6/2013
Chris would recommend this product to a friend
The unit is solid, the instructions are clear, and it gives a clear and precise reading. The only downside is the reagent packets are nearly impossible to use without spilling or leaving some reagent inside.
Love it! By tim on 6/3/2013
tim would recommend this product to a friend
Will never bother trying tor figure out color charts with phosphate tests again. Even comes with a nice little case!