Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Salifert Aquarium Test Kits

1. Salifert Magnesium (MG) Test Kit

User Ratings: 77 3

Salifert 8714079130422 First Impressions

"Nice product."

Here's Tetra's strips if you're curious. It does take some time though to actually get it done. First few strips I used gave an accurate ready. Tank lids, water additives and more have seen the same effect. They're super easy to read and seem to be pretty accurate. They showed the same results as these for the sites they had in common. Very good instructions and a comparison color chart.

  • Salifert Magnesium (MG) Test Kit
  • The magnesium test kit effectively tests and provides a balanced magnesium aquarium
  • The magnesium test kit can perform up to 50 tests
  • The test will measure accurate steps of color change in tank
  • The Package Weight Of The Product Is 0.5 Pounds
  • Manufacture: Deepwater Aquatics Distribution
  • Part Number: SI017
  • Item Weight: 3.98 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 5 x 4 inches
  • Color: Original version
  • Batteries Included?: No
  • Batteries Required?: No
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Salifert 8714079130422 Final Thoughts

"Best strips ever."

I wouldn't call this a master kit but a great start. I cut each strip down the middle so that I have even more tests. They showed the same results as these for the sites they had in common. My results are never all over the place like other reviewers. I even got an extra 32 test strips as an added bonus. These are working very well for me. My tap water actually was really green and was a very close match to the 1.

Overall Score
4.6


(527 Points)

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2. Salifert Carbonate Hardness & Alkalinity (Kh/Alk) Test Kit, 100-200 Tests

User Ratings: 80 3

Salifert 8714079130354 First Impressions

"Great test kit."

It does not test ammonia but that's clear in the description and bottle. I would not use it solely for checking nitrate and nitrites. 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. Very helpful for checking the water in our tank. I tested the water and the nitrates and the ph were pretty high still. If you're out for speed, but with less accuracy get the dip tests.

  • Salifert Carbonate Hardness & Alkalinity (Kh/Alk) Test Kit, 100-200 Tests
  • package height : 4.826 cm
  • package length : 12.7 cm
  • package width : 10.668 cm
  • Product type : PLANT SEED
  • Manufacture: Deepwater Aquatics Distribution
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 5 x 4 inches; 8 Ounces
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Salifert 8714079130354 Final Thoughts

"So they're measuring!"

I have a 55 gallon tank with a few large goldfish. They're super easy to read and seem to be pretty accurate. I like API products and find them the most accurate. My results are never all over the place like other reviewers. But after last night these are a must have for me. My 12 yrs old son wanted a fish tank so we got him 2. Overall good value for a small hobbyist aquarium owner.

Overall Score
4.7


(360 Points)

3. Salifert Phosphate Test Kit

User Ratings: 73 4

Salifert 8714079130361 First Impressions

"Pond water testing."

If this review was helpful, please click the helpful button! I wouldn't call this a master kit but a great start. I get a consistent reading every time, retests included. Takes about 5 minutes to check everything. I cut each strip down the middle so that I have even more tests. Nice that so many things are tested with one dip in the water. A brand new aquarium will experience what is called a cycle.

  • Salifert Phosphate Test Kit
  • The phosphate test kit will detect lower concentrations of phosphates
  • The phosphate test is highly reliable and accurate
  • The phosphate test kit includes a professional colorimetric comparator
  • Manufacture: Deepwater Aquatics Distribution
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 5 x 4 inches; 2.4 Ounces
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Salifert 8714079130361 Final Thoughts

"Bought the 100 counts."

No one brand is going to guarantee against this. Some of the readings develop better than others. Strips are accurate as far as I can tell. It does not test ammonia but that's clear in the description and bottle. The test strips work as advertised. They showed the same results as these for the sites they had in common. They showed the same results as these for the sites they had in common.

Overall Score
4.5


(307 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)

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5. Salifert Alkalinity Calcium Magnesium Combo Test Kit

User Ratings: 79 2

Salifert SALCORE First Impressions

"Easy to read."

I'm still not sure about the chlorine site. First few strips I used gave an accurate ready. Every test I do takes just a few drops. First and second test have a little change which was expected. Then put the cap on the test vial and invert it several times. Some of the readings develop better than others. This spreads out the 6 month expiration date after opening.

  • Salifert Alkalinity Calcium Magnesium Combo Test Kit
  • Manufacture: Salifert
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 5.1 x 4.2 inches; 15.2 Ounces
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Salifert SALCORE Final Thoughts

"With this is alot easier."

It's quick and easy and can give you an alert if something may be going on. These strips are not to be trusted as a primary testing method for aquariums. It does'not' have the same accuracy but it’s very close. This kit is extremely accurate and very well designed for convenient use and storage. I find that the accuracy is wrong in the sense it's better than it reads. It shows it could be between 1-20 but the liquid shows 0. But, I will continue to order Tetra's 6 in 1 until someone makes a better test strip.

Overall Score
4.6


(219 Points)

6. Salifert Nitrate Test Kit

User Ratings: 76 3

Salifert 8714079130385 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. Quantity of strips seems very good. I respect a company that backs their product. Nice to have in hand when you own an aquarium. 6 showing the test strip as an accurate reading. But it is accurate and convenient as is.

  • Salifert Nitrate Test Kit
  • The nitrate test kit provides fast and precise nitrate measurements
  • The nitrate test kit can perform up to 60 tests
  • The nitrate test kit comes with reagents analytic, grade glass vials, and a calorimetric comparator
  • Package Dimensions: 12.8 L x 10.6 W x 4.6 H (cm)
  • Manufacture: Deepwater Aquatics Distribution
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 5 x 4 inches; 2.08 Ounces
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Salifert 8714079130385 Final Thoughts

"That's all."

Quantity of strips seems very good. I have a 55 gallon tank with a few large goldfish. The caps do leak a tiny bit on the tubes. First and second test have a little change which was expected. They quickly shipped me a new product. It shows it could be between 1-20 but the liquid shows 0. Accurate results and much much cheaper than buying from a pet chain.

Overall Score
4.6


(177 Points)

7. Salifert AMPT Ammonia Test Kit

User Ratings: 73 4

Salifert AMPT First Impressions

"Thanks Seachem."

It was also kinda hard to get exactly 5ml Into the tubes. I have not found that to be true for myself. The caps do leak a tiny bit on the tubes. They test pretty accurate when run against my chemical tests. I started wearing gloves when I use the kit. I even got an extra 32 test strips as an added bonus. Nice to have in hand when you own an aquarium.

  • Salifert AMPT Ammonia Test Kit
  • Fast, easy, and accurate
  • Kit includes test vial, measuring syringe, and reagent
  • Approximately 50 tests per kit
  • Top choice of Aquarium Professionals worldwide
  • Made in holland
  • Manufacture: RPDFE
  • Product Dimensions: 4.3 x 2 x 5 inches; 3.39 Ounces
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Salifert AMPT Final Thoughts

"00 becomes 40."

It does take some time though to actually get it done. Comes with a lot of test strips, that are extremely easy to use and read. I set up a bunch of 20 gallon tanks for fry and stuff. This is no different so I wouldn't knock this product for that. First few strips I used gave an accurate ready. This is no different so I wouldn't knock this product for that. It helps get you in the ballpark with your water perimeters.

Overall Score
4.5


(153 Points)

8. 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
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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)

9. Salifert pH Test Kit

User Ratings: 84 4

Salifert 8714079130491 First Impressions

"I kid you not."

No one brand is going to guarantee against this. I even got an extra 32 test strips as an added bonus. The rest of the test in the kit are much easier to use. This spreads out the 6 month expiration date after opening. But after last night these are a must have for me. It you take it to a local fish store. Easy to use, a good quantity and quality for the price.

  • Salifert pH Test Kit
  • The pH test kit provides accurate pH fluctuations
  • The pH test kit can perform up to 50 tests
  • The pH test monitors the pH and provides an effective alkalinity
  • Manufacture: Deepwater Aquatics Distribution
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 5 x 4 inches; 1.59 Ounces
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Salifert 8714079130491 Final Thoughts

"75, for example."

They're super easy to read and seem to be pretty accurate. It looks to have the slightest green tinge but is not as green as the 0. If you're out for speed, but with less accuracy get the dip tests. I find that the accuracy is wrong in the sense it's better than it reads. This test kit is easy to use and the results are easy to read. The caps do leak a tiny bit on the tubes. Probably won't buy again because of the bleeding issues.

Overall Score
4.7


(108 Points)

10. 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
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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


(94 Points)

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