Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Qguai Aquarium Test Kits

1. Qguai 9 in 1 Aquarium Test Strips, Water Test Strips for Saltwater Freshwater Pond Pool Spa, Test pH...

User Ratings: 50 16

Qguai First Impressions

"These are great!"

It's really accurate and makes me feel like I'm a scientist while doing it. If you keep freshwater fish, you will need this test kit. But if it's wrong at least I was proactive about it. Before, I brought water into a pet store, but kept seeing no signs of improvement. 6 showing the test strip as an accurate reading. I cut each strip down the middle so that I have even more tests. But it turns out that is not the case.

  • Qguai 9 in 1 Aquarium Test Strips, Water Test Strips for Saltwater Freshwater Pond Pool Spa, Test pH, Nitrate, Nitrite, Carbonate, Chlorine, Alkalinity, Hardness, Fast and Accurate,50-Strips
  • 9 in 1 Aquarium Test strips -pH, Nitrate, Nitrite, Carbonate, Chlorine, Alkalinity, Iron, Copper,Hardness in salt water fresh water pond reef aquarium, 50 count in 1 bottle.
  • Extremely easy to use test strips - Simply dip this freshwater saltwater test strips into water and compare it to the chart on bottle.convenient and get results in seconds.
  • Wide application -it can be used to test the levels of all sorts of products such as pond pool saltwater freshwater aquarium.
  • Validity period: Placed it dry at 2 C ~ 30 C to protect from light, and the validity period is 24 months. Pls notice the date on the bottle and the label is the production date, Lot: 2019082006 means it is produced on 08/20/2019, batch 6, so the expiratios date is 2 years after this day.
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  • Manufacture: Qguai
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Qguai
  • Test Accuracy [star rating='3.3']
  • Quality [star rating='2.9']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.9']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.8']

Qguai Final Thoughts

"Love the convenience."

Very easy to use and very easy to read test strips. The nitrate test is a little finicky as most users will agree. Tank lids, water additives and more have seen the same effect. I even got an extra 32 test strips as an added bonus. It helps get you in the ballpark with your water perimeters. I mean some people would never do a water test at all. Tank lids, water additives and more have seen the same effect.

Overall Score
3.8

[star rating="3.8"]
(746 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Qguai Aquarium Test Kits

2. Qguai Aquarium Test Strips, 9 in 1 Aquarium Water Test Kit for Freshwater Saltwater Pond Water Fish ...

User Ratings: 53 13

Qguai First Impressions

"Perfect for quick checks."

They're super easy to read and seem to be pretty accurate. The strips are packaged well so they stay fresh and ready to use. It looks to have the slightest green tinge but is not as green as the 0. If this review was helpful, please click the helpful button! Comes with a lot of test strips, that are extremely easy to use and read. Easy to use, a good quantity and quality for the price. Overall good value for a small hobbyist aquarium owner.

  • Qguai Aquarium Test Strips, 9 in 1 Aquarium Water Test Kit for Freshwater Saltwater Pond Water Fish Tanks, Help Prevent Invisible Problems by Monitoring Nitrate, Nitrite, PH, Free Chlorine and More
  • Regularly testing your water is important to ensure a healthy environment for your fishes.
  • This Aquarium Test strips help monitor water levels of pH, Nitrate, Nitrite, Carbonate, Chlorine, Alkalinity, Iron, Copper,Hardness in salt water fresh water pond reef aquarium, 50 count in 1 bottle.
  • Dip test strips into aquarium water and check colors for fast and accurate results, No private laboratory testing or mail-in analysis required.
  • Helps prevent invisible water problems caused by temperature changes, leftover foods and newly add plants and fishes, Use our Aquarium Water Test Kit for weekly monitoring when water or fish problems appear.
  • Just keep it dry and away from light, they can last for up to 24 months ! 100% Money back guarantee, add it to your cart and start testing water quality right away.
  • Manufacture: Qguai
  • Product Dimensions: 2.76 x 2.76 x 4.72 inches; 2.4 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Qguai
  • Test Accuracy [star rating='3.8']
  • Quality [star rating='3.8']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.4']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.6']

Qguai Final Thoughts

"1 dKh difference."

My results are never all over the place like other reviewers. The strips are packaged well so they stay fresh and ready to use. The caps do leak a tiny bit on the tubes. I respect a company that backs their product. I mean some people would never do a water test at all. But if it's wrong at least I was proactive about it. This is a kit to test for my aquarium water quality.

Overall Score
4.0

[star rating="4"]
(112 Points)

3. Tetra EasyStrips Complete Aquarium Test Kit

User Ratings: 73 4

Tetra 19544 First Impressions

"Would buy again for sure!"

But after last night these are a must have for me. I mean some people would never do a water test at all. Before, I brought water into a pet store, but kept seeing no signs of improvement. Not really sure if there is a way to fix that though. It does'not' have the same accuracy but it’s very close. I would not use it solely for checking nitrate and nitrites. The rest of the test in the kit are much easier to use.

  • Tetra EasyStrips Complete Aquarium Test Kit
  • ALL-IN-ONE TESTING KIT: Everything you need to test your aquarium water.
  • 7 DIFFERENT TESTS WITH 1 STRIP: Just one test monitors ammonia, nitrates, nitrites, water hardness, chlorine, alkalinity and pH levels.
  • VERSATILE: Can be used in both freshwater and saltwater aquariums.
  • CONVENIENT: Just dip into water, wait 60 seconds and read results.
  • USAGE: Use weekly to monitor aquarium water, after water changes or when adding new fish.
  • Manufacture: Tetra
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 4 x 1.13 inches; 2.4 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Tetra 19544
  • Test Accuracy [star rating='4.4']
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.5']

Tetra 19544 Final Thoughts

"Great test kit."

If you're looking for a quick-hit on a range of water quality these are the answer. I like API products and find them the most accurate. Here's Tetra's strips if you're curious. Nice that so many things are tested with one dip in the water. It does not test ammonia but that's clear in the description and bottle. I wish there were a simpler accurate test for it. If you want accurate pH get the API liquid test that includes pH and high pH.

Overall Score
4.5

[star rating="4.5"]
(680 Points)

4. Premium Pack Freshwater Master Test Kit 800-Test Freshwater Aquarium Water master Test Kit

User Ratings: 82 8

goeasy0312 First Impressions

"Quick and easy use."

I have not had any problem whatsoever. Well I found out why they were gulping so bad. I found running all the tests took me around 10 minutes. It does'not' have the same accuracy but it’s very close. My tap water actually was really green and was a very close match to the 1. Unfortunately nitrates still might be the most important test, at least for me it is. This is a kit to test for my aquarium water quality.

  • Premium Pack Freshwater Master Test Kit 800-Test Freshwater Aquarium Water master Test Kit
  • Manufacture: China
  • Editor's Impressions Of The goeasy0312
  • Test Accuracy [star rating='4.2']
  • Quality [star rating='4.6']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.2']

goeasy0312 Final Thoughts

"Thank you."

I wish there were a simpler accurate test for it. 6 showing the test strip as an accurate reading. You never want to wait too long and the tank crashes and has major problems. But it is accurate and convenient as is. I'm still not sure about the chlorine site. The API Test Strips are a good water monitoring system for small tanks. Very helpful for checking the water in our tank.

Overall Score
4.5

[star rating="4.5"]
(55 Points)

5. Nutrafin Carbonate and General Hardness Test Kit for Aquarium

User Ratings: 56

Nutrafin A7830 First Impressions

"However, it is not."

I have not found that to be true for myself. But it is accurate and convenient as is. My results are never all over the place like other reviewers. If you're looking for a quick-hit on a range of water quality these are the answer. But it turns out that is not the case. The kH pad sometimes has the same problem as well. Will definitely buy again, if we ever run out!

  • Nutrafin Carbonate and General Hardness Test Kit for Aquarium
  • Nutrafin's carbonate and general hardness test kit measures carbonate hardness (kh) and general hardness (gh) in fresh and saltwater aquariums
  • Low carbonate hardness will result in poor plant growth
  • Testing for general hardness (gh)should be done to determine if the levels of calcium and magnesium are optimal for specific species of fish
  • The kit includes one 15-milliliter bottle of kh reagent, one 10-milliliter bottle of gh reagent, one glass test tube with cap, one pipette, one lab base, one instruction booklet
  • Measures 2-inch length by 5-1/2-inch width by 5-inch height
  • Manufacture: Nutrafin
  • Product Dimensions: 2 x 5.5 x 5 inches; 3.2 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nutrafin A7830
  • Test Accuracy [star rating='5']
  • Quality [star rating='4.4']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.8']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.4']

Nutrafin A7830 Final Thoughts

"Exactly what I needed."

These are do helpful with maintaining your tank. Every test I do takes just a few drops. Some of the readings develop better than others. This is a kit to test for my aquarium water quality. Not sure if the reading is 0 or more likely something between 0-. Takes about 5 minutes to check everything. It was also kinda hard to get exactly 5ml Into the tubes.

Overall Score
4.3

[star rating="4.3"]
(26 Points)

6. 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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The AlphaTRAK
  • Test Accuracy [star rating='4.9']
  • Quality [star rating='3.9']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.6']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

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

[star rating="4.6"]
(44 Points)

7. Freshwater Aquarium Test Strips 5 in 1 - Pond or Fish Tank Test Kit for Testing pH Nitrite Nitrate G...

User Ratings: 73 12

AQUA CARE PRO First Impressions

"00 becomes 40."

Will definitely buy again, if we ever run out! This is a kit to test for my aquarium water quality. Tank lids, water additives and more have seen the same effect. It does take some time though to actually get it done. Dip it in the water horizontally and keep it horizontal and read it against bottle. I'm still not sure about the chlorine site. I set up a bunch of 20 gallon tanks for fry and stuff.

  • Freshwater Aquarium Test Strips 5 in 1 - Pond or Fish Tank Test Kit for Testing pH Nitrite Nitrate General & Carbonate Hardness (GH & KH) - Easy to Read Wide Strips & Full Water Testing Guide, 116 Ct
  • KEEP YOUR AQUARIUM OR POND HEALTHY - Monitoring your aquarium’s water quality is the most important thing for keeping tropical fish healthy and vibrant, and your tank looking beautiful.
  • QUICK & EASY TO USE - Designed by experts, this 5 in 1 freshwater aquarium test kit is fast and easier to use than liquid test kits. Aqua Care Pro strips are wider and have non-bleeding colors, making them easier to hold, dip, and read.
  • DESIGNED FOR AQUARIUMS AND PONDS - Aqua Care Pro strips test for General Hardness (GH), Nitrite, Nitrate, pH, and Carbonate Hardness (KH). The test results are in the proper range for aquarium and pond keeping.
  • ECONOMICAL PACKAGING - Why buy more strips than you need? This kit includes 104 + 12 strips for testing twice a week (one year’s supply + 12 extra strips). Half of the strips are packaged separately to maintain freshness.
  • 24/7 CUSTOMER SUPPORT - The test kit includes detailed instructions for testing, understanding your results, and an e-book with helpful tips written by 30+ year industry experts. You’ll also have 24/7 access to our expert US-based aquatic biologists.
  • Manufacture: Health Metric
  • Editor's Impressions Of The AQUA CARE PRO
  • Test Accuracy [star rating='5']
  • Quality [star rating='3.7']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.9']

AQUA CARE PRO Final Thoughts

"Thank you."

No one brand is going to guarantee against this. In my opinion they arent quite as accurate as master test kits either. I have a 55 gallon tank with a few large goldfish. It helps get you in the ballpark with your water perimeters. My results are never all over the place like other reviewers. As you can see in comparison the only difference was the Nitrate. I get a consistent reading every time, retests included.

Overall Score
4.3

[star rating="4.3"]
(29 Points)

8. Salifert NIPT Nitrite Test Kit

User Ratings: 77 4

Salifert NIPT First Impressions

"This is my water."

I would not use it solely for checking nitrate and nitrites. Quantity of strips seems very good. Not sure if the reading is 0 or more likely something between 0-. The kH pad sometimes has the same problem as well. If this review was helpful, please click the helpful button! I have a freshwater tank that includes some delicate invertebrates. Every test I do takes just a few drops.

  • Salifert NIPT Nitrite Test Kit
  • Because of its unique formulation, the Salifert Test Kit does not suffer from amine interference, and offers full color development within one minute
  • The test kit has two different scales: an ultra-low scale for nitrite-nitrogen which ranges from 0.002 - 0.12 mg/L, and a medium scale for nitrite-nitrogen which ranges from 0.02 - 1.2 mg/L
  • Sufficient for up 50 tests
  • Can be used for marine water, freshwater and garden pond water
  • Made in Holland
  • Manufacture: Royal Aquatic LLC
  • Product Dimensions: 4.3 x 2 x 5 inches; 1.6 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Salifert NIPT
  • Test Accuracy [star rating='4']
  • Quality [star rating='4.1']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.6']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.9']

Salifert NIPT Final Thoughts

"Take the read."

The test strips work as advertised. These helped me check the levels and they were easy to use. You mostly find them using API also. My tap water actually was really green and was a very close match to the 1. They showed the same results as these for the sites they had in common. Takes about 5 minutes to check everything. I wish there were a simpler accurate test for it.

Overall Score
4.6

[star rating="4.6"]
(94 Points)

9. BOSIKE Aquarium Test Strips, Fish Tank/Freshwater/Saltwater/Pond Testing Kit for Variety of Water Pa...

User Ratings: 70 3

BOSIKE First Impressions

"YES, it's accurate."

Overall, I am very happy with this kit. Not sure if the reading is 0 or more likely something between 0-. Definitely recommend this test strip for anyone who has a Betta fish as a pet. Here's Tetra's strips if you're curious. Just be careful, after all these are chemicals. The strips are packaged well so they stay fresh and ready to use. These helped me check the levels and they were easy to use.

  • BOSIKE Aquarium Test Strips, Fish Tank/Freshwater/Saltwater/Pond Testing Kit for Variety of Water Parameters, Nitrate Nitrite Chlorine Carbonate Hardness and pH or Ammonia
  • FAST AND ACCURATE: Just dip a strip into water for 2 seconds and then remove it. Hold the strip horizontally for 60 seconds. Compare with color chart and read within 90 seconds.
  • WIDELY APPLICATIONS: These strips are widely used for Tropical Fish Tank ,Breeder Tank, Pond, Betta Tank, Shrimp Tank and other water aquarium. Researches show that you should test your aquarium water at least twice a week, so you can test your aquarium water quality at regular intervals!
  • EFFECTIVE EXTEND SHELF LIFE: These test papers are packaged in a well-sealed bottle to ensure the strips store for 2 years.
  • HIGH PRECISION RESULTS: Each test strip is made of high quality fiber paper and NO COLOR BLEEDING pad that provides instant and reliable result.
  • AFFORDABLE 6 IN 1 TESTING KIT: You can monitor your water quality by yourself about Total Hardness, Nitrate, Nitrite, Cl2, Carbonate and pH at a time.
  • Manufacture: BOSIKE
  • Editor's Impressions Of The BOSIKE
  • Test Accuracy [star rating='4.6']
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

BOSIKE Final Thoughts

"It's very easy to do."

So did another water change today and now I have happy fish. I wouldn't call this a master kit but a great start. This is not the right way to use this test, as it took me awhile to realize this. I would not use it solely for checking nitrate and nitrites. These strips work very well and I have had consistent results with them. Comes with a lot of test strips, that are extremely easy to use and read. Also, I'd avoid Tetra's strips to be honest- the reviews speak for themselves.

Overall Score
4.4

[star rating="4.4"]
(360 Points)

10. Sera Magnesium-Test (Mg) 15 Ml, 0.5 fl.oz Aquarium Test Kits

User Ratings: 19 25

Sera 4714 First Impressions

"FIVE STARS for sure!"

It helps get you in the ballpark with your water perimeters. 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. This spreads out the 6 month expiration date after opening. I cut each strip down the middle so that I have even more tests. Probably won't buy again because of the bleeding issues. If you want accurate pH get the API liquid test that includes pH and high pH.

  • Sera Magnesium-Test (Mg) 15 Ml, 0.5 fl.oz Aquarium Test Kits
  • Country Of Origin : Germany
  • The Package Height Of The Product Is 5.51 Inches
  • The Package Length Of The Product Is 1.57 Inches
  • The Package Width Of The Product Is 3.54 Inches
  • Manufacture: Sera North America, Inc.
  • Product Dimensions: 1.57 x 3.54 x 5.51 inches; 3.68 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sera 4714
  • Test Accuracy [star rating='3.5']
  • Quality [star rating='3.4']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.2']
  • Affordability [star rating='2.1']

Sera 4714 Final Thoughts

"I love this test kit."

I get a consistent reading every time, retests included. I take every precaution about the chlorine, and trust the strips for everything else. These are working very well for me. Nice to have in hand when you own an aquarium. Very easy to use and very easy to read test strips. While using these weirder chemicals, it worries me a little bit. I've already lost one test tube cap, most likely due to my cats playing with them.

Overall Score
3.0

[star rating="3"]
(9 Points)

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