The Ultra Low Range Phosphate Checker® HC (HI774) is a cost-effective way to measure phosphate in marine systems, including reef tanks. Testing for phosphates is standard practice for saltwater aquariums and provides valuable insight into your reef tank’s water chemistry to help ensure long-term coral health.
Phosphates are one of the many forms of phosphorus compounds found in marine waters. Excessive phosphate levels can prevent calcification, skeletal formation, and growth of many coral species, particularly those referred to as SPS or small-polyp stony. In addition, high phosphate levels can cause nuisance algae growth in your reef tank. This can become problematic because algae often out competes sessile organisms for light, nutrients, and space, jeopardizing long term coral health in your reef.
ULR Phosphate Checker Specifications:
|Range:||0.00 to 0.90 ppm|
|Accuracy 77° F / 25° C:||±0.02 ppm ±5% of reading|
|Light Source:||LED @ 525 nm|
|Light Detector:||Silicon photocell|
|Method:||Adaptation of the Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater, 20th Ed., Ascorbic-Acid Method|
|Environment:||32 to 122°F (0 to 50°C); RH max 95% non-condensing|
|Battery Type:||1 x 1.5V AAA|
|Auto-off:||after 7 minutes of non-use and 2 minutes after reading|
|Dimensions:||3.4" x 2.4" x 1.5" (86.0 x 61.0 x 37.5 mm)|
|Weight:||64 g (2.25 oz.)|
|Includes:||(2) sample cuvettes with caps, phosphate ULR reagent starter kit for 10 tests, batteries, instructions, and quick start guide|
|Warranty:||1 year limited warranty|
Hanna Phosphate Checker Comparison:
|Range:||0.00 to 0.90 ppm||0.00 to 2.50 ppm (mg/L)|
|Accuracy (@25°C/77°F):||±0.02 ppm ±5% of reading||±0.04 ppm ±4% of reading|
|Resolution:||0.01 ppm||0.01 ppm|
|Readout:||Parts per million phosphate||Parts per million phosphate|
|Auto off:||after 7 minutes of non-use and 2 minutes after reading||after 3 minutes of non-use and 2 minutes after reading|
|Starter reagents:||phosphate ULR reagent starter kit for 10 tests (HI774-0)||phosphate LR reagent starter kit for 6 tests (HI713-0)|
Hanna Instruments USA Aquarium Supplies
Hanna Instruments is a leading manufacturer of analytical aquarium instrumentation. They were founded in 1978 and are headquartered in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. When Hanna introduced pH Electronic Paper in 1986 it literally revolutionized the world of testing by allowing millions of people in various industries to test for pH in a simple, accurate and affordable way. Hanna employees are constantly challenging themselves to improve on existing technology and to invent new testing techniques with the common goal to simplify analytical testing. This applies not only to instrumentation, but also to sensors development, reagents and chemicals. Hanna also believes in controlling the quality of their products from inception to delivery so they manufacture everything themselves, from meters and electrodes to chemical reagents and buffer solutions.
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