Royalab Colorimeter Can Also Test for Calcium, Alk. & Magnesium

Royalab is a new colorimeter from Royal Nature that aims to take some of the guesswork out of testing reef aquarium water chemistry. What makes the Royal Lab very unique is that it can be used in conjunction with colorimetric…

Is colorimeter testing finally ready to breakthrough in the aquarium hobby?

Of all the advancements that marine aquarists have enjoyed over the years, general testing of aquarium water has been one of the most stagnant areas of improvement and development. If you’re testing the chemistry of your reef aquarium water at home,…

Exact iDip smart photometer is a new type of digital water test

The Exact iDip smart photometer was perhaps one of the biggest surprises in new aquarium products that was spied at MACNA 2015. In addition to the MindStream, JBL Proscan, and the new Elos Colorimeter, the iDip Exact is a new…

ELOS Colorimeter 2.0 for Water Analysis test kits

The Elos Colorimeter has been resurrected at MACNA 2015. It’s been more than six years since the original Elos Colorimeter project was shuttered, but with electronics becoming better, cheaper and easier to integrate than ever, Elos has revisited the digital water…

SeaTest Control System is a game changer for fish tank water testing

The SeaTest Control System from Aquarium Systems France is an extremely novel device which is about to change the way aquarium water is tested, without really changing anything at all. Blending the best of the old and the new, the…

Milwaukee Mini Colorimeters taking aim at Hanna Checkers

The new Milwaukee Instruments MW-12 phosphate mini colorimeter is looking to get in on the action started by the Hanna Checker line of handheld, budget colorimeters. The small-sized Milwaukee MW-12 low-range PO4 photometer sports the similar size and function of…

Hanna Phosphate Checker Review: notable compromises still worth the resolution and portability

The Hanna phosphate checker is a green, egg-shaped hand-held colorimeter for portable testing of phosphate concentration with digital precision. If you’re like us, you’ve probably been wondering how Hanna could make such a small and affordable little colorimeter that could…

Elos Colorimeter project killed, we’re all apparently too cheap

Back in 2008 we brought news about the new Elos colorimeter which was set to shake up the water parameter testing world for our marine aquariums. Fast forward a year and we just received word from Elos USA that the…