Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Magnum Media Salinity 10ATC Aquarium Test Kits

1. Professional Automatic Temperature Compensation Salinity Refractometer for Aquariums, Marine Monitor...

User Ratings: 79 3

Magnum Media Salinity 10ATC SR007-10ATC First Impressions

"These are just easier."

If I had a complaint, I wish the color legend was printed on the bottle. I was having trouble keeping my fish tank water looking good. They test pretty accurate when run against my chemical tests. 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. But after last night these are a must have for me. I've already lost one test tube cap, most likely due to my cats playing with them.

  • Professional Automatic Temperature Compensation Salinity Refractometer for Aquariums, Marine Monitoring, Saltwater Testing.Dual Sacle: 0-100ppt & 1.000-1.070 Specific Gravity
  • Upgraded Quality
  • Partable Hard Storage Box
  • Dual Salinity Scale
  • Automatic Temperature Compensation
  • Full 12 Month Replacement Warranty
  • Manufacture: Magnum Media
  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 3.2 x 1.7 inches; 5.64 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Magnum Media Salinity 10ATC SR007-10ATC
  • Test Accuracy
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Magnum Media Salinity 10ATC SR007-10ATC Final Thoughts

"Helps keep my fish happy."

As you can see in comparison the only difference was the Nitrate. I found running all the tests took me around 10 minutes. These are working very well for me. It does take some time though to actually get it done. These are working very well for me. Very helpful for checking the water in our tank. I'm the test strip came in handy it saved all of my fish.

Overall Score
4.6


(496 Points)

2. 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.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The 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)

3. JJ CARE [Pack of 120 Aquarium Test Strips 6 in 1, Aquarium Test Kit, Saltwater Aquarium Test Strips ...

User Ratings: 46 21

JJ CARE First Impressions

"Good value."

Dip it in the water horizontally and keep it horizontal and read it against bottle. I mean some people would never do a water test at all. They're super easy to read and seem to be pretty accurate. Probably won't buy again because of the bleeding issues. And if it was, please click on the helpful button below. Despite what it says on the chart, oxygen at 6mg will cause fish to start gulping. Very easy to use and very easy to read test strips.

  • JJ CARE [Pack of 120 Aquarium Test Strips 6 in 1, Aquarium Test Kit, Saltwater Aquarium Test Strips Freshwater, Fish Tank Test Strips, Aquarium Testing Kit, PH Test Strips
  • ✅ 6-WAY PARAMETER – The Aquarium Test Strips can test up to 6 parameters to make sure your aquarium water is in great condition: Nitrate, Chlorine, General Hardness, pH, Nitrite and Carbonate Alkalinity. Results are available in a matter of seconds! The indicator strips darken over time so it's best to compare color reactions in a quick manner. Complete instructions as well as the color-coded chart are printed on the bottle.
  • ✅ AQUARIUM TESTING KIT – Aquarium water, whether freshwater or saltwater, if not properly treated, can become host to numerous nasty organisms that can make your aquatic pets ill. How to stop this? Use treatment chemicals for balance. How to keep water quality in check? Keep chlorine away and other treatment chemicals in optimum levels using JJ Care's Aquarium Test Strips.
  • ✅ COST-EFFECTIVE AND RELIABLE - These 120-strip fish tank test kit is the preferred low cost and economical measuring tool for fish tanks in commercial establishments and homes. No need to hire a professional testing company! Compared to other testing kits, these freshwater and saltwater test strips are simple and more practical yet offer quick and accurate results.
  • ✅ HIGHLY IMPORTANT - The test strips method offers precision in reading levels of chlorine and other chemicals in aquarium water. The strip design is perfectly suited for testing treatment chemicals used in different types of aquariums and fish tanks at homes or establishments. Chemical testing is essential where water safety and quality is of high importance.
  • ✅ EASY TO USE - Benefit from having these aquarium water strips handy if you own a fish tank at home. It’s a convenient yet highly accurate way of balancing the chemistry in aquarium water - just dip and compare the color change for results in under a minute. The aquarium test strips are essential if you’re doing the actual water treatment to keep your aquatic pets safe, healthy and happy.
  • Nitrate
  • Chlorine
  • General Hardness
  • Manufacture: JJ CARE
  • Editor's Impressions Of The JJ CARE
  • Test Accuracy
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  • Value For Money
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JJ CARE Final Thoughts

"It's very easy to do."

32 seconds and I have a reading and I'm on my way with no mess. Not really sure if there is a way to fix that though. I take every precaution about the chlorine, and trust the strips for everything else. So off to buy some sponge filters I went! A brand new aquarium will experience what is called a cycle. But after last night these are a must have for me. If your lighting isn't right the colors will be very off.

Overall Score
3.6


(29 Points)

4. Seachem MultiTest - Marine pH/Alkalinity - 75 Tests

User Ratings: 46 13

Seachem 116094009 First Impressions

"Especially for the price!"

So did another water change today and now I have happy fish. You never want to wait too long and the tank crashes and has major problems. To test it, I bought a 5 pack of 5 site test strips from Petco. This test kit is easy to use and the results are easy to read. They quickly shipped me a new product. They test pretty accurate when run against my chemical tests. Not sure if the reading is 0 or more likely something between 0-.

  • Seachem MultiTest - Marine pH/Alkalinity - 75 Tests
  • 75 Tests
  • For Marine or high PH freshwater
  • Unique dye that has a pronounced color change between 8.0 and 8.3
  • Multi-cavity plate for simultaneous testing of up to 6 tests at the same time
  • Includes reference for test validation
  • Manufacture: Seachem Laboratories, Inc.
  • Product Dimensions: 4.6 x 4.3 x 2.5 inches; 2.4 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Seachem 116094009
  • Test Accuracy
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
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Seachem 116094009 Final Thoughts

"Hope this was useful."

These strips work very well and I have had consistent results with them. So off to buy some sponge filters I went! They showed the same results as these for the sites they had in common. If you're out for speed, but with less accuracy get the dip tests. This is essential for an accurate reading. The strips are able to monitor pH, nitrate, nitrite, water hardness. It does not test ammonia but that's clear in the description and bottle.

Overall Score
3.8


(11 Points)

5. API REPLACEMENT TEST TUBES WITH CAPS For Any Aquarium Test Kit Including API Freshwater Master Test ...

User Ratings: 89 1

API 32 First Impressions

"It's that easy."

Not sure if the reading is 0 or more likely something between 0-. My 12 yrs old son wanted a fish tank so we got him 2. The nitrate test is a little finicky as most users will agree. To test it, I bought a 5 pack of 5 site test strips from Petco. But it turns out that is not the case. I wouldn't call this a master kit but a great start. Very helpful for checking the water in our tank.

  • API REPLACEMENT TEST TUBES WITH CAPS For Any Aquarium Test Kit Including API Freshwater Master Test Kit 24-Count Box
  • Contains one (1) API REPLACEMENT TEST TUBES WITH CAPS For Any Aquarium Test Kit Including API Freshwater Master Test Kit 24-Count Box
  • Compatible with any aquarium water test kits including freshwater and saltwater test kit, pH test kit, ammonia test kit, nitrate test kit, reef test kit, calcium test kit and more
  • The API test tubes are perfect to replace API Freshwater Master Test Kit tubes, API Saltwater Master Test Kit tubes, API Reef Master Test Kit tubes, API Pond Master Test Kit tubes and any other API Test Kit tubes
  • Snap-tight plastic caps
  • Use when original tubes have been lost or damaged
  • Manufacture: Aquarium Pharmaceuticals
  • Product Dimensions: 7.13 x 1.25 x 3.5 inches; 6.4 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The API 32
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API 32 Final Thoughts

"5 out of 5 stars."

I have a freshwater tank that includes some delicate invertebrates. Quantity of strips seems very good. So I got these to try and I love them. It you take it to a local fish store. The nitrate test is a little finicky as most users will agree. Well I found out why they were gulping so bad. I will now test my water periodically to make sure everything is ok.

Overall Score
4.8


(554 Points)

6. Red Sea Fish Pharm ARE21430 Saltwater Iodine Pro Test Kit for Aquarium, 50 Tests

User Ratings: 75 12

Red Sea 306019 First Impressions

"Thanks Seachem."

Strips are accurate as far as I can tell. The strips are able to monitor pH, nitrate, nitrite, water hardness. So off to buy some sponge filters I went! I have some pretty lousy water where I live. They show results, what is safe& not safe and what to do if not safe. Accurate results and much much cheaper than buying from a pet chain. It does take some time though to actually get it done.

  • Red Sea Fish Pharm ARE21430 Saltwater Iodine Pro Test Kit for Aquarium, 50 Tests
  • Iodine pro test kit is a unique test, measuring the level of total iodine in reef aquarium to a high resolution of 0.01 ppm
  • This test kit enables the accurate dosing of reef colors A supplement (iodine and other halogens)
  • The kit includes a durable, chemical resistant plastic case and analytical grade glass vials
  • It uses a colorimetric test system
  • Also includes high precision materials for up to 50 tests
  • Manufacture: TopDawg Pet Supply
  • Product Dimensions: 5.91 x 5.12 x 3.15 inches; 8 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Red Sea 306019
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Red Sea 306019 Final Thoughts

"Exactly what I needed."

But if it's wrong at least I was proactive about it. I have not found that to be true for myself. In my opinion they arent quite as accurate as master test kits either. And if it was, please click on the helpful button below. The key is that you are looking for changes. I have not found that to be true for myself. Strips were always stored in a sealed dry place.

Overall Score
4.2


(11 Points)

7. PetSure! Test Strips 60ct - Pack of 2 - Blood Glucose Testing for Cats and Dogs - Works with AlphaTr...

User Ratings: 71 10

PetSure! First Impressions

"Exactly as pictured."

Price is good for the quantity and functionality of the tester strips. It's quick and easy and can give you an alert if something may be going on. 6 showing the test strip as an accurate reading. I don't know so much about how precise these are. As you can see in comparison the only difference was the Nitrate. Unfortunately nitrates still might be the most important test, at least for me it is. These helped me check the levels and they were easy to use.

  • PetSure! Test Strips 60ct - Pack of 2 - Blood Glucose Testing for Cats and Dogs - Works with AlphaTrak and AlphaTrak2 Meters
  • 120 Test Strips
  • Use with AlphaTRAK and AlphaTRAK2 Meters
  • For blood glucose testing on dogs and cats
  • Manufacture: PharmaTech Solutions, Inc.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The PetSure!
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  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

PetSure! Final Thoughts

"Perfect for quick checks."

I get a consistent reading every time, retests included. Very helpful for checking the water in our tank. This is a kit to test for my aquarium water quality. Then replace the caps of the bottle and test vial. It is easy to use and accurate enough. Probably won't buy again because of the bleeding issues. Then replace the caps of the bottle and test vial.

Overall Score
4.3


(103 Points)

8. E-SHA Esha Quick Test Aquarium Water 5 in 1 Test Strips X 50

User Ratings: 69 3

E-SHA First Impressions

"9m, which is frustrating."

No issues so far, test strips work well. If you're looking for a quick-hit on a range of water quality these are the answer. Nice that so many things are tested with one dip in the water. Takes about 5 minutes to check everything. 6 showing the test strip as an accurate reading. Probably won't buy again because of the bleeding issues. I'm the test strip came in handy it saved all of my fish.

  • E-SHA Esha Quick Test Aquarium Water 5 in 1 Test Strips X 50
  • Saves time.
  • Easy to use.
  • Accuracy
  • 300 tests
  • Don't be tempted to skip testing, just let the strips take the strain instead!
  • Manufacture: eSHa
  • Editor's Impressions Of The E-SHA
  • Test Accuracy
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

E-SHA Final Thoughts

"Worked pretty well."

Will definitely buy again, if we ever run out! Just be careful, after all these are chemicals. Very good instructions and a comparison color chart. It does not test ammonia but that's clear in the description and bottle. Besides these few flaws I have to say it's a great starter kit. Before, I brought water into a pet store, but kept seeing no signs of improvement. But just for a quick check, its hard to beat these test strips.

Overall Score
4.5


(69 Points)

9. OEM TOOLS 27266 Master Compression Test Kit, 1 Pack

User Ratings: 56

OEM TOOLS 27266 First Impressions

"Worked great."

Dip it in the water horizontally and keep it horizontal and read it against bottle. I tested the water and the nitrates and the ph were pretty high still. Before, I brought water into a pet store, but kept seeing no signs of improvement. This is not the right way to use this test, as it took me awhile to realize this. So this thing worked very well and gave a reading that made perfect sense. I get a consistent reading every time, retests included. Definitely recommend this test strip for anyone who has a Betta fish as a pet.

  • OEM TOOLS 27266 Master Compression Test Kit, 1 Pack
  • Includes (1) 2-1/2" Gauge with Dual Scale 0-300 Psi and 0-20 Bar and (1) 1-1/2" Gauge with Single Scale 0-200 Psi and 10" Extension with Quick Connect and Protective Boot
  • M14 Hoses: (1) Short Thread and (1) Long Thread
  • M18 Hose with Short Threads
  • M10, M12 and M18 Solid Adapters
  • Extra O-Rings and Valve Cores
  • Manufacture: OEMTOOLS
  • Item Weight: 4.15 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 14.7 x 2.2 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The OEM TOOLS 27266
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  • Value For Money
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OEM TOOLS 27266 Final Thoughts

"I kid you not."

32 seconds and I have a reading and I'm on my way with no mess. Quantity of strips seems very good. If you keep freshwater fish, you will need this test kit. I have not found that to be true for myself. I'm still not sure about the chlorine site. A plus is that they don't bleed colors while testing. I tested the water and the nitrates and the ph were pretty high still.

Overall Score
4.6


(2 Points)

10. Nutrafin Calcium Test for Fresh and Saltwater

User Ratings: 62

Nutrafin A7850 First Impressions

"Gives me peace of mind."

Accurate results and much much cheaper than buying from a pet chain. While using these weirder chemicals, it worries me a little bit. They're super easy to read and seem to be pretty accurate. Very good instructions and a comparison color chart. Definitely recommend this test strip for anyone who has a Betta fish as a pet. My results are never all over the place like other reviewers. I'm the test strip came in handy it saved all of my fish.

  • Nutrafin Calcium Test for Fresh and Saltwater
  • Measures calcium levels in fresh or saltwater aquariums
  • Ideal for aquariums containing hard corals
  • Provides a healthy living environment for your fish
  • Allows you to easily test calcium levels
  • Requires daily testing
  • Manufacture: Nutrafin
  • Product Dimensions: 2 x 5.5 x 4.7 inches; 3.2 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nutrafin A7850
  • Test Accuracy
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Nutrafin A7850 Final Thoughts

"Simple and easy to use."

If your lighting isn't right the colors will be very off. As you can see in comparison the only difference was the Nitrate. If your lighting isn't right the colors will be very off. Some of the readings develop better than others. But it is accurate and convenient as is. In my opinion they arent quite as accurate as master test kits either. Best price, best quality, fair accuracy and better than most brands, etc.

Overall Score
4.4


(24 Points)

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