Editor's Choice - Our Favorite AlphaTRAK Aquarium Test Kits

1. Zoetis / Abbott Alphatrak 2 Dog / Cat Test Strips 50ct

User Ratings: 85 2

AlphaTRAK First Impressions

"Thank you!"

I'm the test strip came in handy it saved all of my fish. Besides these few flaws I have to say it's a great starter kit. So did another water change today and now I have happy fish. This is a kit to test for my aquarium water quality. I will now test my water periodically to make sure everything is ok. I wish there were a simpler accurate test for it. But it is accurate and convenient as is.

  • Zoetis / Abbott Alphatrak 2 Dog / Cat Test Strips 50ct
  • Manufacture: Zoetis / Abbott
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AlphaTRAK Final Thoughts

", is that a 6, 6."

I'm the test strip came in handy it saved all of my fish. If you're out for speed, but with less accuracy get the dip tests. I don't know so much about how precise these are. I have a 55 gallon tank with a few large goldfish. My tap water actually was really green and was a very close match to the 1. They're super easy to read and seem to be pretty accurate. In my opinion they arent quite as accurate as master test kits either.

Overall Score
4.7


(574 Points)

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2. AlphaTRAK 2 Pet Blood Glucose test strips Dogs Cats diabetes 50ct

User Ratings: 87 1

AlphaTRAK First Impressions

"So read the instructions."

They showed the same results as these for the sites they had in common. But if it's wrong at least I was proactive about it. You never want to wait too long and the tank crashes and has major problems. I used to always take a water sample to the pet store and they would teat it. So did another water change today and now I have happy fish. I was having trouble keeping my fish tank water looking good. My tap water actually was really green and was a very close match to the 1.

  • AlphaTRAK 2 Pet Blood Glucose test strips Dogs Cats diabetes 50ct
  • blood glucose test strip
  • Manufacture: Alphatrak
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AlphaTRAK Final Thoughts

"A little tip."

You never want to wait too long and the tank crashes and has major problems. It does take some time though to actually get it done. Very good instructions and a comparison color chart. These strips are not to be trusted as a primary testing method for aquariums. So I got these to try and I love them. But just for a quick check, its hard to beat these test strips. If your lighting isn't right the colors will be very off.

Overall Score
4.8


(441 Points)

3. AlphaTRAK 2 Blood Glucose Test Strips, 100 Count

User Ratings: 79 6

AlphaTRAK First Impressions

"This is a good item."

The price is great for all these essential tests! If I had a complaint, I wish the color legend was printed on the bottle. But just for a quick check, its hard to beat these test strips. It you take it to a local fish store. The strips are packaged well so they stay fresh and ready to use. Very easy to use and very easy to read test strips. I wouldn't call this a master kit but a great start.

  • AlphaTRAK 2 Blood Glucose Test Strips, 100 Count
  • AlphaTRAK 2 Veterinary Blood Glucose Test Strips 100/box
  • Manufacture: AlphaTRAK
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AlphaTRAK Final Thoughts

"25 from 0."

Dip it in the water horizontally and keep it horizontal and read it against bottle. I have not had any problem whatsoever. Also, I'd avoid Tetra's strips to be honest- the reviews speak for themselves. It looks to have the slightest green tinge but is not as green as the 0. The kH pad sometimes has the same problem as well. Nice that so many things are tested with one dip in the water. The nitrate test is a little finicky as most users will agree.

Overall Score
4.6


(44 Points)

4. Red Sea Marine Care Program Ammonia Test Kit

User Ratings: 81

Red Sea Fish Pharm Ltd. First Impressions

"Great magnesium test kit."

Not sure if the reading is 0 or more likely something between 0-. I wish there were a simpler accurate test for it. Also, I'd avoid Tetra's strips to be honest- the reviews speak for themselves. It's really accurate and makes me feel like I'm a scientist while doing it. Will definitely buy again, if we ever run out! They're super easy to read and seem to be pretty accurate. Probably won't buy again because of the bleeding issues.

  • Red Sea Marine Care Program Ammonia Test Kit
  • Manufacture: Red Sea Fish Pharm Ltd.
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Red Sea Fish Pharm Ltd. Final Thoughts

"Helps keep my fish happy."

First few strips I used gave an accurate ready. It is easy to use and accurate enough. If this review was helpful, please click the helpful button! Very easy to use and very easy to read test strips. About my pic color difference of the water and the chart and about the bad reviews. Quantity of strips seems very good. The strips are packaged well so they stay fresh and ready to use.

Overall Score
4.6


(5 Points)

5. Tetra Pond 19542 Test Strips 6N1 25Pk

User Ratings: 80 4

Tetra Pond 19542 First Impressions

"Just sayin'."

But it is accurate and convenient as is. My 12 yrs old son wanted a fish tank so we got him 2. Nice to have in hand when you own an aquarium. These strips are not to be trusted as a primary testing method for aquariums. But, I will continue to order Tetra's 6 in 1 until someone makes a better test strip. I'm the test strip came in handy it saved all of my fish. The rest of the test in the kit are much easier to use.

  • Tetra Pond 19542 Test Strips 6N1 25Pk
  • Indicates nitrate
  • nitrite
  • general hardness
  • alkalinity
  • and pH levels
  • Item Weight: 1.44 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 5 x 2 inches
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Tetra Pond 19542 Final Thoughts

"Was good for 3 years."

Price is good for the quantity and functionality of the tester strips. I have not found that to be true for myself. My tap water actually was really green and was a very close match to the 1. They test pretty accurate when run against my chemical tests. But if it's wrong at least I was proactive about it. If I had a complaint, I wish the color legend was printed on the bottle. Price is good for the quantity and functionality of the tester strips.

Overall Score
4.6


(69 Points)

6. Red Sea Fish Pharm ARE21420 Saltwater Nitrate Pro Test Kit for Aquarium, 100 Tests

User Ratings: 73 5

Red Sea 306015 First Impressions

"They work for me."

The strips are able to monitor pH, nitrate, nitrite, water hardness. 6 and run a high pH you will see it could actually be 7. I wouldn't call this a master kit but a great start. Some of the readings develop better than others. But just for a quick check, its hard to beat these test strips. Definitely recommend this test strip for anyone who has a Betta fish as a pet. Quantity of strips seems very good.

  • Red Sea Fish Pharm ARE21420 Saltwater Nitrate Pro Test Kit for Aquarium, 100 Tests
  • Country Of Origin: United States
  • The Package Length Of The Product Is 3.11023622047244 Inches
  • The Package Width Of The Product Is 5 Inches
  • The Package Height Of The Product Is 5.70866141732284 Inches
  • Manufacture: TopDawg Pet Supply
  • Product Dimensions: 5.12 x 5.91 x 3.15 inches; 8 Ounces
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Red Sea 306015 Final Thoughts

"However, it is not."

This test kit is easy to use and the results are easy to read. I respect a company that backs their product. It's really accurate and makes me feel like I'm a scientist while doing it. I find that the accuracy is wrong in the sense it's better than it reads. Very good instructions and a comparison color chart. Just dip the strip in the tank water for two seconds, then read right away. Not really sure if there is a way to fix that though.

Overall Score
4.5


(39 Points)

7. Salifert Iodine Test Kit - 40 Tests

User Ratings: 65 12

Salifert First Impressions

"00 becomes 40."

My results are never all over the place like other reviewers. Price is good for the quantity and functionality of the tester strips. It helps get you in the ballpark with your water perimeters. This spreads out the 6 month expiration date after opening. In my opinion they arent quite as accurate as master test kits either. But it is accurate and convenient as is. Just dip the strip in the tank water for two seconds, then read right away.

  • Salifert Iodine Test Kit - 40 Tests
  • Iodine is present in natural sea water in a very low concentration (0.6 mg/L or 0.06 PPM) and this i
  • There is a misconception among many hobbyists that iodide predominates in natural sea water but in f
  • Test kits which are not capable of detecting iodate are not suitable for aquarium use, since in a pr
  • Iodine test kits should be capable of measuring all forms of naturally occurring iodine. The Salifer
  • Unlike many other test kits, the Salifert Iodine Profi-Test is free from interference from other ele
  • Manufacture: SALIFERT
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 4.3 x 2 inches; 0.02 Ounces
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Salifert Final Thoughts

"+1-800-526-0650."

I set up a bunch of 20 gallon tanks for fry and stuff. The caps do leak a tiny bit on the tubes. The test strips work as advertised. So this thing worked very well and gave a reading that made perfect sense. My results are never all over the place like other reviewers. I cut each strip down the middle so that I have even more tests. It's difficult to tell if all the test sites on the strip are accurate.

Overall Score
4.1


(42 Points)

8. Decdeal Aquarium CO2 Glass Drop Checker PH Long Term Monitor Fish Tank Test Kit

User Ratings: 41

Decdeal First Impressions

"Nice product."

This spreads out the 6 month expiration date after opening. Strips were always stored in a sealed dry place. This is a kit to test for my aquarium water quality. In my opinion they arent quite as accurate as master test kits either. Their Whisper 1-5 filter cartridges have skyrocketed in price and become a scarcity. First and second test have a little change which was expected. The caps do leak a tiny bit on the tubes.

  • Decdeal Aquarium CO2 Glass Drop Checker PH Long Term Monitor Fish Tank Test Kit
  • Maintaining proper Carbon Dioxide (CO2) levels in the planted.
  • Aquarium is one of the important factors in the health of the planted aquarium ecosystem.
  • A CO2 drop checker is an essential tool for monitoring CO2 levels in the aquarium.
  • The CO2 drop checker is a reservoir designed to contain an indicator solution and an airspace.
  • Long term monitor CO2 the color show: blue - insufficient CO2, green - sufficient CO2, yellow - excess CO2.
  • Manufacture: Decdeal
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Decdeal Final Thoughts

"Was working great."

It does take some time though to actually get it done. To test it, I bought a 5 pack of 5 site test strips from Petco. As you can see in comparison the only difference was the Nitrate. They show results, what is safe& not safe and what to do if not safe. Nice that so many things are tested with one dip in the water. They quickly shipped me a new product. Easy to use, a good quantity and quality for the price.

Overall Score
4.4


(5 Points)

9. Aquarium Supplies CO2 Indicator All Angle View- Drop Checker Long Term Monitor Test Real time Kits

User Ratings: 56 20

Aquarium Supplies I690 ISTA全方位CO2長期監測器 First Impressions

"Pond water testing."

Also, I'd avoid Tetra's strips to be honest- the reviews speak for themselves. Then replace the caps of the bottle and test vial. They show results, what is safe& not safe and what to do if not safe. Will definitely buy again, if we ever run out! I have not had any problem whatsoever. I wish there were a simpler accurate test for it. The strips are able to monitor pH, nitrate, nitrite, water hardness.

  • Aquarium Supplies CO2 Indicator All Angle View- Drop Checker Long Term Monitor Test Real time Kits
  • Allow you to monitor the CO2 level in your tank from any angle.
  • With smart design to prevent any chance of spill of the indicator solution.
  • Reusable color chart sticker provides convenience in location change of the sticker.
  • Manufacture: ISTA
  • Product Dimensions: 4.5 x 4 x 1.8 inches; 0.32 Ounces
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Aquarium Supplies I690 ISTA全方位CO2長期監測器 Final Thoughts

"25 from 0."

This is no different so I wouldn't knock this product for that. This is a kit to test for my aquarium water quality. It's quick and easy and can give you an alert if something may be going on. I'm the test strip came in handy it saved all of my fish. It does'not' have the same accuracy but it’s very close. These helped me check the levels and they were easy to use. This is a kit to test for my aquarium water quality.

Overall Score
4.0


(5 Points)

10. API 3 Pack of Carbonate KH Test Kits for Fresh and Salt Water Aquariums

User Ratings: 74

API First Impressions

"Love the convenience."

So I got these to try and I love them. Always nice to get something extra! The strips are packaged well so they stay fresh and ready to use. Well I found out why they were gulping so bad. My tap water actually was really green and was a very close match to the 1. I respect a company that backs their product. These strips are not to be trusted as a primary testing method for aquariums.

  • API 3 Pack of Carbonate KH Test Kits for Fresh and Salt Water Aquariums
  • Liquid test for fresh and saltwater
  • Helps detect stress on fish caused by rapid pH shifts, the result of low KH levels
  • Contains color chart, clear instructions and glass tube(s)
  • Pack of 3
  • Manufacture: API
  • Product Dimensions: 3 x 1.5 x 5.5 inches; 6.08 Ounces
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API Final Thoughts

"I really enjoy this kit."

Also, I'd avoid Tetra's strips to be honest- the reviews speak for themselves. If your lighting isn't right the colors will be very off. Besides these few flaws I have to say it's a great starter kit. These are working very well for me. It you take it to a local fish store. You mostly find them using API also. To test it, I bought a 5 pack of 5 site test strips from Petco.

Overall Score
4.6


(17 Points)

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