Editor's Choice - Our Favorite PetSure! Aquarium Test Kits

1. PetSure! Test Strips 60ct - Blood Glucose Testing for Cats and Dogs - Works with AlphaTrak and Alpha...

User Ratings: 68 11

PetSure! First Impressions

"Super easy to use."

Dip it in the water horizontally and keep it horizontal and read it against bottle. Overall, I am very happy with this kit. But after last night these are a must have for me. All bottles clearly labeled and tell you how many drops. I have a freshwater tank that includes some delicate invertebrates. These helped me check the levels and they were easy to use. A plus is that they don't bleed colors while testing.

  • PetSure! Test Strips 60ct - Blood Glucose Testing for Cats and Dogs - Works with AlphaTrak and AlphaTrak2 Meters
  • 60 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

"Used the same kit before."

These have worked to keep my fish safe and healthy. To test it, I bought a 5 pack of 5 site test strips from Petco. It was also kinda hard to get exactly 5ml Into the tubes. If you're looking for a quick-hit on a range of water quality these are the answer. I found running all the tests took me around 10 minutes. I have a 55 gallon tank with a few large goldfish. I was having trouble keeping my fish tank water looking good.

Overall Score
4.2


(355 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated PetSure! Aquarium Test Kits

2. 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!
  • Test Accuracy
  • 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)

3. 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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nutrafin A7812
  • Test Accuracy
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

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)

4. Nutrafin Nitrate 0.0 to 110.0 Mg/L for Fresh and Saltwater, 80-Tests

User Ratings: 72 7

Nutrafin A7845 First Impressions

"A great kit!"

If you keep freshwater fish, you will need this test kit. 6 and run a high pH you will see it could actually be 7. It was also kinda hard to get exactly 5ml Into the tubes. It's difficult to tell if all the test sites on the strip are accurate. I tested the water and the nitrates and the ph were pretty high still. Not really sure if there is a way to fix that though. This is essential for an accurate reading.

  • Nutrafin Nitrate 0.0 to 110.0 Mg/L for Fresh and Saltwater, 80-Tests
  • Suitable for freshwater or marine aquariums to determine nitrate level (0.0-110.0 Mg/L)
  • Determines level of pollution in aquarium
  • Essential in monitoring your tanks water quality
  • Nitrate levels should be tested weekly
  • Easy to follow directions; Contains 80 tests
  • Manufacture: Nutrafin
  • Product Dimensions: 2 x 5.5 x 5 inches; 3.2 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nutrafin A7845
  • Test Accuracy
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Nutrafin A7845 Final Thoughts

"5 out of 5 stars."

I would not use it solely for checking nitrate and nitrites. The key is that you are looking for changes. All bottles clearly labeled and tell you how many drops. It does take some time though to actually get it done. I used to always take a water sample to the pet store and they would teat it. Before, I brought water into a pet store, but kept seeing no signs of improvement. I take every precaution about the chlorine, and trust the strips for everything else.

Overall Score
4.4


(38 Points)

5. All Seas Marine Inc Sal Test Kit Copper Profi

User Ratings: 38 31

All Seas Marine Inc SI009 First Impressions

"Easy to use."

So off to buy some sponge filters I went! Tetra has always done that and I will continue to use their products. I don't know so much about how precise these are. The kH pad sometimes has the same problem as well. 6 and run a high pH you will see it could actually be 7. Very good instructions and a comparison color chart. I take every precaution about the chlorine, and trust the strips for everything else.

  • All Seas Marine Inc Sal Test Kit Copper Profi
  • Copper is often used as a treatment for parasite infested fish and it is essential that the correct
  • Tap water can also be naturally high in copper and it is therefore advisable to test for this on a regular basis.
  • The Salifert test kit offers a very sensitive and accurate test for measuring dissolved or weakly chelated copper with a pH of 7.5–9
  • Lasts for several copper cures or provides sufficient for up to 50 tests on tap or aquarium water as a routine check
  • Can be used for marine, fresh and garden pond water. Strongly chelated copper will only be partly or not at all detected. Keep out of reach of children. Not for consumption.
  • Manufacture: Salifert
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 2 x 4 inches; 1.6 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The All Seas Marine Inc SI009
  • Test Accuracy
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  • Value For Money
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All Seas Marine Inc SI009 Final Thoughts

"Easy to use."

As you can see in comparison the only difference was the Nitrate. I have a 55 gallon tank with a few large goldfish. Probably won't buy again because of the bleeding issues. Accurate results and much much cheaper than buying from a pet chain. So this thing worked very well and gave a reading that made perfect sense. But it is accurate and convenient as is. My results are never all over the place like other reviewers.

Overall Score
3.3


(7 Points)

6. Salifert Master Reef Testing Combo Kit - Saltwater Aquariums

User Ratings: 84

Salifert First Impressions

"Thank you!"

So did another water change today and now I have happy fish. Overall, I am very happy with this kit. Well I found out why they were gulping so bad. Overall good value for a small hobbyist aquarium owner. Wasn't labeled that way in the descriptor. It shows it could be between 1-20 but the liquid shows 0. Will definitely buy again, if we ever run out!

  • Salifert Master Reef Testing Combo Kit - Saltwater Aquariums
  • Six Salifert Professional Test Kits
  • Includes Calcium, Nitrate, Phosphate, pH, Alkalinity & Magnesium
  • Includes all the Core parameters of any Saltwater Aquarium/Marine Reef Tank
  • Manufacture: Salifert
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 7.4 x 6.7 inches; 1.55 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Salifert
  • Test Accuracy
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Salifert Final Thoughts

"75, for example."

These helped me check the levels and they were easy to use. Easy to use, a good quantity and quality for the price. This spreads out the 6 month expiration date after opening. The test strips work as advertised. Comes with a lot of test strips, that are extremely easy to use and read. I would not use it solely for checking nitrate and nitrites. This is essential for an accurate reading.

Overall Score
4.8


(112 Points)

7. TestSure 5 in 1 Aquarium Test Kit - Aquarium Test Strips pH, Nitrates, Nitrites, Carbonate General H...

User Ratings: 65 12

TestSure First Impressions

"Helps keep my fish happy."

My 12 yrs old son wanted a fish tank so we got him 2. So this thing worked very well and gave a reading that made perfect sense. The rest of the test in the kit are much easier to use. All bottles clearly labeled and tell you how many drops. Besides these few flaws I have to say it's a great starter kit. I mean some people would never do a water test at all. Takes about 5 minutes to check everything.

  • TestSure 5 in 1 Aquarium Test Kit - Aquarium Test Strips pH, Nitrates, Nitrites, Carbonate General Hardness (50 Strips/Bottle)
  • 5 in 1 Aquarium Test Kit (50 test strips per bottle)
  • 99% Accurate, Independently Tested, Scientifically Proven
  • Aquarium test strips are easy to use, results in less than 5 minutes
  • Comes with Test Sure’s 100% Money Back Guarantee
  • Aquarium test for ph, Nitrites, Nitrates, Carbonate, and General Hardness
  • Manufacture: TS56
  • Editor's Impressions Of The TestSure
  • Test Accuracy
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

TestSure Final Thoughts

"This part is very easy."

I have some pretty lousy water where I live. It does'not' have the same accuracy but it’s very close. This is a kit to test for my aquarium water quality. Nice that so many things are tested with one dip in the water. The rest of the test in the kit are much easier to use. No issues so far, test strips work well. I have not had any problem whatsoever.

Overall Score
4.1


(23 Points)

8. API Replacement Test Tubes for Aquarium Test Kits 3 Pack Bundle

User Ratings: 89 1

API ZY-ghm-202009015-29 First Impressions

"Thank you."

These strips work very well and I have had consistent results with them. This is no different so I wouldn't knock this product for that. My results are never all over the place like other reviewers. Strips were always stored in a sealed dry place. This spreads out the 6 month expiration date after opening. I would not use it solely for checking nitrate and nitrites. The caps do leak a tiny bit on the tubes.

  • API Replacement Test Tubes for Aquarium Test Kits 3 Pack Bundle
  • Replacement Test Tubes compatible with the Aquarium Pharmaceuticals (API) Test Kits
  • Includes caps
  • 3 Pack
  • Manufacture: API
  • Editor's Impressions Of The API ZY-ghm-202009015-29
  • Test Accuracy
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

API ZY-ghm-202009015-29 Final Thoughts

"It's very easy to do."

Before, I brought water into a pet store, but kept seeing no signs of improvement. Wasn't labeled that way in the descriptor. This is a good kit so much more accurate and easy to figure out how to use it. Always nice to get something extra! I mean some people would never do a water test at all. It shows it could be between 1-20 but the liquid shows 0. As you can see in comparison the only difference was the Nitrate.

Overall Score
4.8


(129 Points)

9. Sera pH-Test 15 ml, 0.5 fl.oz. Aquarium Test Kits

User Ratings: 72 3

Sera 4310 First Impressions

"I love this test kit."

Probably won't buy again because of the bleeding issues. These helped me check the levels and they were easy to use. It does not test ammonia but that's clear in the description and bottle. I even got an extra 32 test strips as an added bonus. Nice that so many things are tested with one dip in the water. Nice to have in hand when you own an aquarium. So did another water change today and now I have happy fish.

  • Sera pH-Test 15 ml, 0.5 fl.oz. Aquarium Test Kits
  • Easy to read
  • Very accurate
  • Makes it easy to monitor the pH value in fresh and marine water and ponds
  • Package Dimensions: 13.8 L x 4.2H x9.2W(centimeters)
  • Manufacture: Sera North America, Inc.
  • Product Dimensions: 1.57 x 3.54 x 5.51 inches; 2.24 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sera 4310
  • Test Accuracy
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Sera 4310 Final Thoughts

"These are just easier."

If you're out for speed, but with less accuracy get the dip tests. I have not had any problem whatsoever. This is essential for an accurate reading. I mean some people would never do a water test at all. 6 and run a high pH you will see it could actually be 7. It looks to have the slightest green tinge but is not as green as the 0. So I got these to try and I love them.

Overall Score
4.5


(321 Points)

10. PondCare Mars Copper Test Kit

User Ratings: 40 33

Pondcare 65L First Impressions

"Worked pretty well."

You never want to wait too long and the tank crashes and has major problems. So I got these to try and I love them. I was having trouble keeping my fish tank water looking good. But just for a quick check, its hard to beat these test strips. Not really sure if there is a way to fix that though. I was having trouble keeping my fish tank water looking good. Wasn't labeled that way in the descriptor.

  • PondCare Mars Copper Test Kit
  • Fresh/saltwater Copper Test Kit
  • Manufacture: Pondcare
  • Item Weight: 2.11 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 6 x 7 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Pondcare 65L
  • Test Accuracy
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Pondcare 65L Final Thoughts

"Helps keep my fish happy."

They quickly shipped me a new product. I used to always take a water sample to the pet store and they would teat it. The key is that you are looking for changes. This is not the right way to use this test, as it took me awhile to realize this. Just dip the strip in the tank water for two seconds, then read right away. The test strips work as advertised. The strips are able to monitor pH, nitrate, nitrite, water hardness.

Overall Score
3.2


(11 Points)

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