Drops? Not anymore By KCRdwing on 9/18/11
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 9/17/11
Tim would recommend this product to a friend
Nice product - beats test strips!
amazing! By Danny on 9/17/11
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 9/16/11
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 9/3/11
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 8/24/11
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 8/24/11
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 7/30/11
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.
Love it. By Rick on 7/30/11
Rick would recommend this product to a friend
Great Product, way easier than test kit with color strips.
easy, peasey! By Lori on 7/15/11
Lori would recommend this product to a friend
What could be simpler. love this, have both the phospate and alkalinity checkers and my testing has become so much easier.
Best By Bill on 7/9/11
Bill would recommend this product to a friend
This is easily the best piece of testing equipment I've bought in years, accurate to three decimals. 0.015 target.
Hard to know how accurate the measurement By Joe on 6/24/11
Joe wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
This one is hard to know how accurate its measurement really is. I got different results even with same water sample. And of course that 3 min. timeout is crazy, lost a few package because of that.
More accurate and easier to read! By Dave on 6/16/11
Dave would recommend this product to a friend
Since purchasing this checker I no longer need to ask my girlfriend to help match the colors of the test kit. My salifert test reads 0 when this reads .02-.04, which explains the slight algae problem I still have.
Way too easy! By Jonathan on 6/15/11
Jonathan would recommend this product to a friend
Im so glad they finally came out with these kits! I hate checking my params but now its almost fun!Easy to read and fast as lightning.A+ all the way
much more accurate By Gary on 5/25/11
Gary would recommend this product to a friend
phosphate test kit read 0 phosphates (too little color to see), but i still had some microalgae growing on the glass i had to clean off every few days. Switched to Hanna, i actually had .08 phosphate. Now i'm down below .02 on the Hanna, no more microalgae on the glass. Results speak for themselves, i'll never go back.
Easy to use By Shane on 4/22/11
Shane would recommend this product to a friend
I have a tough time reading tests with color chips. This instrument makes testing quick and easy.
Simplify your life go digital By Robert on 4/12/11
Robert would recommend this product to a friend
This has been one of my best moves yet. Takes all of the guess work out of the equation. 3 minutes and your done. LCD shows you clear and easy to read results with ample amount of time before the unit shuts off.
One thing though when you mix your reagent you gotta be quick you only have about 1 1/2 minutes to do so and set the checker. I find that shaking the vial vigorously and then slowly rotating it from left to right to remove the fine bubbles gives you enough time to get the vial in the checker and set the timer. I will be purchasing more Hanna checkers in the near future.
Great Tester - The devil is in the details By Nick on 4/9/11
Nick would recommend this product to a friend
This has been a giant step up from the old testing methods I have used in the past. I have never liked the color charts and the math involved. When I see a chance to go digital I am normally first in line to give it a shot. I don't think the instructions or simplicity of the colorimeter could be any better! The only problem I have with the system is actually getting the reagent in the vile. I have wasted 2 packets so far due to not all of the powder making it in. After that I wised up and purchased a small funnel (one to put fluid in a flask) and it has been smooth sailing from there on.
makes life easier By mike on 4/9/11
mike would recommend this product to a friend
i bought this item and am glad for the ease of use more accurate than test strips a tip for use is first step pour your powder reagent into a folded business card then you have it ready to EASILY pour it into vial
Great Tool but can be wasteful By Europhyllia on 3/18/11
Europhyllia would recommend this product to a friend
I like this checker. It works well. But I wish I could change the setting on the auto-shut off to last longer than 10 seconds.
It takes 3 minute to process. If I get side tracked and pay attention to something else I miss the 10 seconds in which the result is displayed. Then I have to use up another reagent package and start all over.
great meter By tom on 3/14/11
tom would recommend this product to a friend
got this meter to monitor the levels wile doing vodka dousing , sure made the task easy
Make reading phosphate much easier By Larry on 3/6/11
Larry would recommend this product to a friend
Always had trouble reading those color based checkers. This test kit defintely takes out most of the guesswork. Still takes some work to check but at least you know you are getting a good reading! One downside - buying all the refills could get pricey after a while.
It's about time! By Joel on 2/26/11
Joel would recommend this product to a friend
I've been using the other test kits, for the past 5 years! this thing is great for the price! checked with other test kits (very acurate) easy to use!
Never Guess a shade of blue again By Tina on 2/19/11
Tina would recommend this product to a friend
Great little meter. Do read through the instructions first to get use to the symbols on the screen and the timing. You don't have a lot of time (but it's enough) and you will get use to it. Do buy an extra set of test reagents. The test is so much easier to perform you will actual do it so those first 6 test won't last that long.
I actually store one of the tubes inside the checker to make extra room in the case.
If I had any downside I would say the clasp on the case seems a little cheap, I think over time it might have issues. But none yet.