BRAND NEW TESTER, THE Reagents are expired 2 months ago. The tester would be just fine, but you will want to order some new reagents. The included ones might still be fine for another few months.
The Hanna Marine Alkalinity (dKH) Checker bridges the gap between simple chemical test kits and professional instrumentation. Chemical test kits have limited accuracy and resolution since they rely upon the human eye to discern differences in color. Professional instrumentation incorporates a light source such as an LED or tungsten lamp with a filter and a light sensing detector to precisely determine absorbance and ion concentration. This level of instrumentation also offers greater resolution and accuracy, but can cost hundreds of dollars. The Hanna Marine Alkalinity Checker uses a fixed wavelength LED and silicon photo detector to provide the accuracy of professional instrumentation at the affordable price of a chemical test kit.
Compact, Portable Design
One Button Operation
The HI772 Checker®HC (Handheld Colorimeter) provides a simple, accurate and cost effective way to measure alkalinity in degrees of calcium hardness, commonly abbreviated as dKH. Critical to marine environments, alkalinity not only provides the carbonate ion required for calcium carbonate skeletal regeneration of coral reefs, but it also acts as a pH buffer against large changes in acidity. Designed as a more accurate alternative to chemical test kits, the HI772 provides quick, accurate results in four easy steps:
Easier to use and more accurate than chemical test kits
Dedicated to a single parameter
Small size, big convenience
Ideal for: Aquaculture & Aquariums, Water Quality
Range 0.0 to 20.0 dKH
Resolution 0.1 dKH
Accuracy @ 25°C/77°F ±0.3 dKH ±5% of reading
Light Source LED @ 610 nm
Light Detector silicon photocell
Method colorimetric method
Environment 0 to 50°C (32 to 122°F); RH max 95% non-condensing
Battery Type (1) 1.5V AAA
Auto-off after ten minutes of non-use
Dimensions 86.0 mm x 61.0 mm x 37.5 mm (3.4" x 2.4" x 1.5")
Weight 64 g (2.25 oz.)
Ordering Information HI772 Checker® is supplied with (2) sample cuvettes with caps, alkalinity reagent starter kit for 25 tests (1 bottle of alkalinity reagent, 1 ml syringe and tip), battery, instructions, and quick start guide.