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Old 02/16/2018, 12:25 PM   #1
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Hanna ALK testers

Are there any good experiences using Hanna testers? $50 my LFS recommends it?


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Old 02/16/2018, 12:38 PM   #2
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Seems to be the most common electronic tester/checker; very easy to use, accurate, and not too expensive to get refills. Recommend.


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Old 02/16/2018, 01:27 PM   #3
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+1. Quick and easy meter for testing Alk. Not so much Calcium though. I use Salifert for Ca.


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Old 02/16/2018, 01:52 PM   #4
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+1. Quick and easy meter for testing Alk. Not so much Calcium though. I use Salifert for Ca.
Agreed. Calcium is a PITA and has a lot of inherent error due to using such a low sample volume.

Alk is great though in my experience.


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Old 02/16/2018, 06:34 PM   #5
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alk is great though in my experience.
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Old 02/16/2018, 08:52 PM   #6
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The alkalinity meter seems to get generally good reviews. Every brand goes through problems, though.


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Old 02/18/2018, 01:04 PM   #7
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Thank you!
The LFS says the same thing about Ca testing and recommended API or Salifert.


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Old 02/18/2018, 01:14 PM   #8
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I had good results with Salifert and IO kits for calcium, although the IO kit took a while to run. I haven't used the API kit. It's probably fine, though.


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I have all kinds of HANNA colorimeters, I think they are all great including the calcium (the kit with the 150 up piptette) I would recommend them to anyone. I prefer the 'number' over judging colors myself.


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