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
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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. Salifert Calcium (Ca) Test Kit - 50 to 100 Tests

User Ratings: 81 3

Salifert 8714079130347 First Impressions

"+1-800-526-0650."

The stripa are easy to use, clear instructions and I gor results in seconds. I'm still not sure about the chlorine site. If you want accurate pH get the API liquid test that includes pH and high pH. As you can see in comparison the only difference was the Nitrate. It is easy to use and accurate enough. They test pretty accurate when run against my chemical tests. While using these weirder chemicals, it worries me a little bit.

  • Salifert Calcium (Ca) Test Kit - 50 to 100 Tests
  • The calcium test kit provides for accurate calcium levels
  • The calcium test kit can perform up to 100 tests
  • The calcium tests is capable in resolving calcium contents
  • The Package Weight Of The Product Is 0.5 Pounds
  • Manufacture: Deepwater Aquatics Distribution
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 5 x 4 inches; 0.01 Ounces
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Salifert 8714079130347 Final Thoughts

"But do they help, yes."

Nice that so many things are tested with one dip in the water. You mostly find them using API also. If you're looking for a quick-hit on a range of water quality these are the answer. Just dip the strip in the tank water for two seconds, then read right away. These strips are not to be trusted as a primary testing method for aquariums. But just for a quick check, its hard to beat these test strips. It shows it could be between 1-20 but the liquid shows 0.

Overall Score
4.7


(259 Points)

5. 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)

6. Eyourlife Test Strips Kit Ph Kh Gh Nitrate Nitrite Aquarium Fish Tank 6 in 1

Eyourlife First Impressions

"After 2 weeks of 0-."

Despite what it says on the chart, oxygen at 6mg will cause fish to start gulping. I wouldn't call this a master kit but a great start. The key is that you are looking for changes. I've already lost one test tube cap, most likely due to my cats playing with them. It does not test ammonia but that's clear in the description and bottle. This is no different so I wouldn't knock this product for that. I've already lost one test tube cap, most likely due to my cats playing with them.

  • Eyourlife Test Strips Kit Ph Kh Gh Nitrate Nitrite Aquarium Fish Tank 6 in 1
  • Ensure that your water is healthy and free from nitrates by using this water test Kit. pH Level, GH, Nitrite, Nitrate, Chlorine, Alkalinity/KH
  • Each of these strips tests 6 different parameters at once, saving you time
  • They help you maintain the quality of your water by providing you with information more quickly than a liquid test would
  • This is ideal for checking on water acidity, pH stability, and poisonous nitrogen compounds after a tank has already been installed
  • You can choose in A box of 50/100
  • Manufacture: Eyourlife
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Eyourlife Final Thoughts

"Worked pretty well."

They show results, what is safe& not safe and what to do if not safe. First and second test have a little change which was expected. Best price, best quality, fair accuracy and better than most brands, etc. Besides these few flaws I have to say it's a great starter kit. A plus is that they don't bleed colors while testing. I've already lost one test tube cap, most likely due to my cats playing with them. Nice that so many things are tested with one dip in the water.

Overall Score
4.0


(1 Points)

7. Salifert OXPT Oxygen Test Kit

User Ratings: 44 18

Salifert OXPT First Impressions

"Great magnesium test kit."

So I got these to try and I love them. I get a consistent reading every time, retests included. Well I found out why they were gulping so bad. 6 and run a high pH you will see it could actually be 7. 6 showing the test strip as an accurate reading. Very helpful for checking the water in our tank. Overall good value for a small hobbyist aquarium owner.

  • Salifert OXPT Oxygen Test Kit
  • Corals and marine fish require very high levels of oxygen concentration because of the low solubility of oxygen in salt water so it is very important to regularly test the level of oxygen present
  • The Salifert Oxygen Profit-Test is extremely fast, measuring oxygen levels in just a few minutes and is scaled from 2 - 14 mg/L
  • Sufficient for up 40 tests
  • Can be used for marine, fresh and garden pond water
  • Made in Holland
  • Manufacture: Royal Aquatic LLC
  • Product Dimensions: 4.3 x 2 x 5 inches; 5.61 Ounces
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Salifert OXPT Final Thoughts

"I used API prior to this."

These are working very well for me. These have worked to keep my fish safe and healthy. The rest of the test in the kit are much easier to use. I'm still not sure about the chlorine site. The test strips work as advertised. The strips are packaged well so they stay fresh and ready to use. I would not use it solely for checking nitrate and nitrites.

Overall Score
3.5


(13 Points)

8. Mastitis Milk Cowside Home Test Indicators, Box of 30 Indicator Cards

User Ratings: 73 4

H W Naylor MI First Impressions

"I really enjoy this kit."

Overall good value for a small hobbyist aquarium owner. Nice that so many things are tested with one dip in the water. I was having trouble keeping my fish tank water looking good. It is one small part of the overall aquarium ownership experience. A plus is that they don't bleed colors while testing. I have a 55 gallon tank with a few large goldfish. I'm the test strip came in handy it saved all of my fish.

  • Mastitis Milk Cowside Home Test Indicators, Box of 30 Indicator Cards
  • Mastitis indicators are safe and simple colormetric cow-side tests for mastitic milk, designed to test the milk from the corresponding quarter of the cows udder
  • A color-change blotter card reveals flakes and clots, and also tests for abnormally alkaline milk, all of which point to a mastitis infection
  • The depth of color is usually in direct proportion to the degree of mastitis infection
  • Many cases of mastitis in the early stages can be successfully treated. For the determination of curable cases and a course of treatment, consult a veterinarian
  • Unused testers should be kept in a clean, dry place away from light and stable odors
  • Manufacture: H W NAYLOR
  • Part Number: MI
  • Material: Plastic
  • Item Weight: 1.6 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 3 x 3 x 1 inches
  • Batteries Included?: No
  • Batteries Required?: No
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H W Naylor MI Final Thoughts

"These strips are great."

But after last night these are a must have for me. These are working very well for me. They showed the same results as these for the sites they had in common. My tap water actually was really green and was a very close match to the 1. Strips are accurate as far as I can tell. The stripa are easy to use, clear instructions and I gor results in seconds. I set up a bunch of 20 gallon tanks for fry and stuff.

Overall Score
4.5


(50 Points)

9. FUNSW Aquarium Test Strips 7 in 1,Freshwater Master Kit, Water Testing Kit for Pond and Fish Tank,Ni...

FUNSW First Impressions

"No issues with it."

Definitely recommend this test strip for anyone who has a Betta fish as a pet. It's quick and easy and can give you an alert if something may be going on. No issues so far, test strips work well. It does take some time though to actually get it done. But, I will continue to order Tetra's 6 in 1 until someone makes a better test strip. Definitely recommend this test strip for anyone who has a Betta fish as a pet. I've already lost one test tube cap, most likely due to my cats playing with them.

  • FUNSW Aquarium Test Strips 7 in 1,Freshwater Master Kit, Water Testing Kit for Pond and Fish Tank,Nitrite, General Hardness, Free Chlorine,pH, Carbonate(100PCS)
  • 7 in 1 AQUARIUM WATER TEST KIT - our fish tank strips total have 7 elements: Nitrate, Nitrite, General Hardness, Free Chlorine,PH, Carbonate,Total Alkalinity, testing your fish tank if it is healthy water.
  • PREMIUM MATERIAL - each fish tank testing strip is made of high quality fiber paper and NO COLOR BLEEDING pad that provides instant and reliable result, the strips color wouldn’t bleed.
  • FAST and EASY to USE and READ - put the pond test strips into the water for 2 seconds and remove it, then hold the strip horizontally for 60 seconds, compare with color chart on bottle to get accurate value of the fish tank.
  • FUNCTION - the aquarium tester kit is good helper for testing your aquarium, fish tank or pond as testing strips that can offer the accurate values of water quickly, safely and easily.
  • EASY to CARRY - 100 test strips in 1 bottle, enough for 100 aquarium test strips, easy to carry, and measure anywhere.
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FUNSW Final Thoughts

"Pond water testing."

I have not found that to be true for myself. To test it, I bought a 5 pack of 5 site test strips from Petco. Despite what it says on the chart, oxygen at 6mg will cause fish to start gulping. The kH pad sometimes has the same problem as well. Price is good for the quantity and functionality of the tester strips. It does take some time though to actually get it done. The price is great for all these essential tests!

Overall Score
5.0


(14 Points)

10. Nutrafin pH High Range 7.4 to 8.6 for Fresh and Saltwater, 125-Tests

User Ratings: 66 17

Nutrafin A7812 First Impressions

"It's very easy to do."

Easy to use, a good quantity and quality for the price. Overall, I am very happy with this kit. I used to always take a water sample to the pet store and they would teat it. It looks to have the slightest green tinge but is not as green as the 0. As you can see in comparison the only difference was the Nitrate. Comes with a lot of test strips, that are extremely easy to use and read. Then replace the caps of the bottle and test vial.

  • Nutrafin pH High Range 7.4 to 8.6 for Fresh and Saltwater, 125-Tests
  • Suitable for freshwater or marine aquariums to establish the right pH range for your fish (7.4-8.6)
  • Monitors ammonia toxicity level
  • Best used in aquariums containing most common tropical fish, such as African Cichlids and marine fish
  • Tanks pH levels should be monitored regularly as they have a direct effect on the well-being and health of fish
  • Easy to follow directions; Contains 125 Tests
  • Manufacture: Nutrafin
  • Product Dimensions: 2 x 5.5 x 5 inches; 3.2 Ounces
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Nutrafin A7812 Final Thoughts

"Using this meter is easy."

I take every precaution about the chlorine, and trust the strips for everything else. Will definitely buy again, if we ever run out! Wasn't labeled that way in the descriptor. I don't know so much about how precise these are. I don't know so much about how precise these are. I've already lost one test tube cap, most likely due to my cats playing with them. Strips are accurate as far as I can tell.

Overall Score
4.0


(7 Points)

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