best alk tester By Gary on 2/3/2013
Gary would recommend this product to a friend
Fast, accurate, repeatable, can't do any better.
Easy to use and reliable By Jared on 1/27/2013
Jared would recommend this product to a friend
I have both the Hanna Alkalinity and Phosphate checkers. Both are incredibly easy to use and the results are very accurate. I would recommend them to anyone looking for better test results. The initial investment for the checker is well worth it as the refill kits are cheaper than buying test kits repeatedly.
Great Product! By Bobby on 1/20/2013
Bobby would recommend this product to a friend
It works just like its suppose to. It's very easy to use and is all organized in a waterproof case. Hope to see more quality products like this one for the aquarium hobby.
LOVE LOVE LOVE. Accurate By Kyle on 1/2/2013
Kyle would recommend this product to a friend
Best tester ive owned. accurate, easy and not to expensive. Reagents last a good while too. awesome product. Phosphate one is great also
Almost perfect By Andy on 11/28/2012
Andy would recommend this product to a friend
This is almost perfect, except for the fact that the actual results need adjusting (see Randy's AA article). Super easy to use and fast. No guessing color changes. Once you have your adjustment factor dialed in, results are very consistent.
Easy to use with consistent readings, but... By jlemoine2 on 10/24/2012
jlemoine2 would recommend this product to a friend
I've used the Hanna Alk checker for about year now, I'm on my 4th bottle of reagent, so I love using this test kit. The instructions are clear and testing water samples is a simple process. Doing tests one after the other shows consistent results, making almost dummy proof.
Advanced Aquarist magazine did a review of this checker against an EPA approved testing device. They found the Hanna checker to give results that were too high.. but at least the high reading was consistently higher at various concentrations of Alkalinity.
After learning this kit measured high, I compared it to a Salifert Alk test kit. The Salifert kit confirmed the articles conclusion. My reading was higher on the Hanna meter. In my case, I was a little bit low on my Alk and needed to raise it a bit.
After a couple of months testing with both the Hanna meter and Salifert kit, I noticed the Hanna meter reads a consistent 0.7 to 0.9 dKH higher than the Salifert kit. If you are riding on the low end of the Alk scale, that could be significant.
Now that I know there the Hanna kit reads high, I no longer use the Salifert kit, as I'm looking for consistency in the Alk kit, and the Hanna meter more than capable of detecting the rise and fall in levels in order to adjust my 2-part dosing.
I recommend the Hanna kit over the Salifert kit simply because it's easy to use and consistent. I hate the drip-and-swirl and watch for color changes that come with other kits... but the other kits make sense for "sanity checks".
Super easy By Rob on 10/3/2012
Rob would recommend this product to a friend
Easy to use and digital readout, all u have to do is use the BRS calculator.. Great tools
Simple and Easy. By Jason on 9/30/2012
Jason would recommend this product to a friend
Easy to use, saves time and gives a good accurate reading.
Great and Easy By Ray on 9/27/2012
Ray would recommend this product to a friend
This is an awesome product, Very easy to use and store in case. Seems to be accurate with other tests. Would recommend to friends
Very Satisfied By MATTHEW on 9/24/2012
MATTHEW would recommend this product to a friend
Ease of use, accuracy make the steep price worth it.
Good Checker By John on 9/21/2012
John would recommend this product to a friend
This particular checkers is a lot faster than most, and the digital read takes out the guess work. I think the print on the instruction manuel should slighly larger for us visually impared reefers, but does not take much to memorize the steps.
Great product By CoRRoD on 9/19/2012
CoRRoD would recommend this product to a friend
Come on, it's digital, what more can you ask for.