Hanna Calcium Checker

Discussion in 'Water Chemistry' started by mdbostwick, Jul 1, 2015.

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Salifert or Hanna

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  1. mdbostwick

    mdbostwick Vlamingii Tang

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    My Salifert calcium test is about to run out, and so I wanted to see how people like their Hanna Calcium Checkers. I have the Hanna Alk Checker but I am sure there are differences between the two and would like to not waste my money on an item people generally don't like.

    So a vote is appreciated and if you would like to add your personal experience even better.

    Thanks for your participation.
     
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  3. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I like both Red Sea Pro and Salifert for Ca better than Hanna, I have all three
     
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    mdbostwick Vlamingii Tang

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    You having all 3 makes for some good opinion. I remember reading some people had issue with it but couldn't remember who or what issues were other than information i could find from 2011 when it was released. I didn't know if they made any improvements or not.
     
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  5. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    With the Hanna you add 10cc of DI or RO, .1 cc of tank water and two reagents so measurements have to be right on or else. Basically just too much room for error.
     
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  6. Kevin_E

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    Lots of bad reviews on the Hanna check. No one cn seem to duplicate their results.
     
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    I have all 3 as well. I give a slight nod to RS for ease of use. I gave my Hannah away it was painful to use and as Corailline noted a lot of room for error.
     
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  9. mdbostwick

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    Yeah this seems the consensus. All the reviews i have read are negative but from 2011 or something. I was hoping maybe they had made improvements since then but i guess not.

    I will be sticking with Salifert. I guess i shouldn't try to fix what isn't broken.