What Two Hanna Testers should I get?

Discussion in 'Water Chemistry' started by Biocube, Jul 21, 2012.

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  1. Biocube

    Biocube Giant Squid

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    You ever use Elos?
     
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  3. Thatgrimguy

    Thatgrimguy Flying Squid

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    No, but I have heard good things overall. I would only use Salifert for mag.. Mag has so much testing noise and I got sold on salifert as being a clear winner.. I don't remember the argument why. But it convinced me after reading for a while.

    I'm sure either will give you good results though.
     
  4. Biocube

    Biocube Giant Squid

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    I'll get a Salifert for Mag, you tank looks amazing, I'll take your advise.
     
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    dowtish Horrid Stonefish

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    Biocube, I wasnt trying to win anything, but I sure didnt want you to waste your money on Cal checker. Way too much room for error and not at all convenient IMO. Salifert is what I use and the other thing that helps me, is i have a red sea titrator and use it with my salifert calcium test. One handed dripping and shaking makes it a breeze.

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  6. nc208082

    nc208082 Zoanthid

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    I just switched from salifert to elos for mag, It has an extra step involved for doing the test but takes an extra 2 minutes to complete. I was getting different results using the salifert kit even if i retested the same day, so i replaced the salifert kit with another salifert and same problem. Then went and got the elos kit, it has given me the same reading each time, so i found it to be more accurate.

    Red Sea looks good, But for me and i have met a few other reefers like this, Being color blind makes it damn hard to read most test kits.This is why i love my hanna checkers. I have used my calc, and alk, and check it every 3 months against a calcium ref i got with my seachem kit a while back and it has been spot on, I've used distilled water from the beginning and haven't ever had a problem with it(note yes their syringes aren't accurate, and neither are their white lines) SO use a proper syringe to measure amounts and you will get good results. I am looking forward to purchasing the phosphate to get that down to zero.

    Please note... Hanna does make a magnesium checker already
    Calcium and Magnesium Portable Photometer, HI 96752 | HANNA Instruments USA
    Its used for hydroponic applications but is there any way it could be configured to use with saltwater, or only a matter of time before this becomes available for salt?
     
  7. Biocube

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    Just got my Hanna ALK checker in the mail, this thing is AMAZING! My Red Sea Pro said 9.0 dKh and my Hanna said 9.74 dKh

    The best part is I have my results in seconds and no guess work.