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!