Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Seachem Aquarium Test Kits

1. Seachem Purigen Organic Filtration Resin

User Ratings: 82 3

Seachem 116016506 First Impressions

"My favorite brand!"

It's quick and easy and can give you an alert if something may be going on. I've already lost one test tube cap, most likely due to my cats playing with them. I'm still not sure about the chlorine site. I set up a bunch of 20 gallon tanks for fry and stuff. It shows it could be between 1-20 but the liquid shows 0. I was having trouble keeping my fish tank water looking good. Comes with a lot of test strips, that are extremely easy to use and read.

  • Seachem Purigen Organic Filtration Resin
  • FILTRATION: Purigen ranges in color from almost white (cream) to light yellow. Seachem Purigen is not a mixture of ion exchangers or adsorbents, but a unique macro-porous synthetic polymer that removes soluble and insoluble impurities from water.
  • SELECTIVITY: Seachem Purigen is an organic filtration resin that works hard to remove nitrogenous compounds and waste produced by fish, corals, and even plants, making your water crystal clear.
  • CAPACITY: Being both spherical and macroreticular, Seachem Purigen has microscopic pores that increase its usable surface area to many times that of a purely spherical resin.
  • REGENERATION: Once Seachem’s Purigen is exhausted, it can be regenerated with a solution of bleach and water. The bleach will literally “burn off” the organics that have been removed from the tank.
  • SAFETY: Some slime coat products may permanently foul Purigen and render regeneration difficult. Do not reuse if odor of bleach/chlorine is detectable. In case of doubt, soak beads in small quantity of water and test for residual chlorine with a chlorine test kit.
  • Age Range Description: All Stages
  • Manufacture: Seachem Laboratories, Inc.
  • Product Dimensions: 4.7 x 3 x 1.4 inches; 1.41 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Seachem 116016506
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Seachem 116016506 Final Thoughts

"Especially for the price!"

I wouldn't call this a master kit but a great start. The stripa are easy to use, clear instructions and I gor results in seconds. It helps get you in the ballpark with your water perimeters. The strips are able to monitor pH, nitrate, nitrite, water hardness. But it is accurate and convenient as is. No one brand is going to guarantee against this. And if it was, please click on the helpful button below.

Overall Score
4.7


(5423 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Seachem Aquarium Test Kits

2. Seachem Stability Fish Tank Stabilizer - For Freshwater and Marine Aquariums 250ml

User Ratings: 85 2

Seachem 116012607 First Impressions

"He perked right up."

I started wearing gloves when I use the kit. But, I will continue to order Tetra's 6 in 1 until someone makes a better test strip. This is no different so I wouldn't knock this product for that. These have worked to keep my fish safe and healthy. The price is great for all these essential tests! Overall, I am very happy with this kit. Will definitely buy again, if we ever run out!

  • Seachem Stability Fish Tank Stabilizer - For Freshwater and Marine Aquariums 250ml
  • TANK STABILIZATION: Seachem Stability will rapidly and safely establish the aquarium biofilter in freshwater and marine systems, thereby preventing the #1 cause of fish death: "new tank syndrome".
  • TREATMENT: Stability is formulated specifically for the aquarium and contains a synergistic blend of aerobic, anaerobic, and facultative bacteria which facilitate the breakdown of waste organics, ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate.
  • BACTERIA GROWTH: The necessary conditions for the growth of Stability's bacterial strains encompass a very broad range. When other bacteria begin to die off (usually from high organic loads caused by the unknown death of an organism), Stability simply becomes more effective.
  • USE: Shake Seachem Stability well before use and turn off UV/ozone filter. Use 1 capful (5 mL) for each 40 L (10 US gallons) on the first day with a new aquarium. Then use 1 capful for each 80 L (20 US gallons) daily for 7 days. Fish and other aquatic species may be introduced at any time as long as the dosage is maintained for 7 days.
  • SAFE: The bacteria employed by Stability are non-sulfur fixing and will not produce toxic hydrogen sulfide. Stability is completely harmless to all aquatic organisms as well as aquatic plants, thus there is no danger of overuse.
  • Manufacture: Seachem Laboratories, Inc.
  • Item Weight: 10.2 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 1.8 x 1.2 inches
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Seachem 116012607 Final Thoughts

"Simple and easy to use."

To test it, I bought a 5 pack of 5 site test strips from Petco. Takes about 5 minutes to check everything. This spreads out the 6 month expiration date after opening. I tested the water and the nitrates and the ph were pretty high still. Also, I'd avoid Tetra's strips to be honest- the reviews speak for themselves. I was having trouble keeping my fish tank water looking good. I have not had any problem whatsoever.

Overall Score
4.7


(1018 Points)

3. Seachem 28658 Alert Combo Pack

User Ratings: 63 10

Seachem First Impressions

"It's very easy to do."

But it turns out that is not the case. I wish there were a simpler accurate test for it. Wasn't labeled that way in the descriptor. I have a 55 gallon tank with a few large goldfish. They're super easy to read and seem to be pretty accurate. It shows it could be between 1-20 but the liquid shows 0. I wish there were a simpler accurate test for it.

  • Seachem 28658 Alert Combo Pack
  • A year of continuous monitoring
  • No Strips, no tests, just constant readings
  • Monitors pH and ammonia
  • Manufacture: Seachem
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Seachem Final Thoughts

"Best strips ever."

They're super easy to read and seem to be pretty accurate. I started wearing gloves when I use the kit. But if it's wrong at least I was proactive about it. I used to always take a water sample to the pet store and they would teat it. Takes about 5 minutes to check everything. I have not had any problem whatsoever. If I had a complaint, I wish the color legend was printed on the bottle.

Overall Score
4.1


(577 Points)

4. Seachem MultiTest Copper Test Kit

User Ratings: 63 7

Seachem 116096607 First Impressions

"It's that easy."

The nitrate test is a little finicky as most users will agree. I wouldn't call this a master kit but a great start. I even got an extra 32 test strips as an added bonus. Before, I brought water into a pet store, but kept seeing no signs of improvement. The key is that you are looking for changes. Then put the cap on the test vial and invert it several times. The strips are able to monitor pH, nitrate, nitrite, water hardness.

  • Seachem MultiTest Copper Test Kit
  • Performance driven at affordable prices
  • Made in the USA with quality materials
  • Field tested to ensure nothing but the best for your pet
  • Manufacture: Seachem Laboratories, Inc.
  • Product Dimensions: 4.6 x 4.5 x 2.5 inches; 0.81 Ounces
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Seachem 116096607 Final Thoughts

"To support my claim."

This test kit is easy to use and the results are easy to read. If you're out for speed, but with less accuracy get the dip tests. 32 seconds and I have a reading and I'm on my way with no mess. My results are never all over the place like other reviewers. Probably won't buy again because of the bleeding issues. I don't know so much about how precise these are. I would not use it solely for checking nitrate and nitrites.

Overall Score
4.2


(221 Points)

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5. Seachem MultiTest Ammonia Test Kit

User Ratings: 54 11

Seachem 116095006 First Impressions

"Thank you."

I wouldn't call this a master kit but a great start. 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. My results are never all over the place like other reviewers. I have a freshwater tank that includes some delicate invertebrates. Probably won't buy again because of the bleeding issues. But it is accurate and convenient as is.

  • Seachem MultiTest Ammonia Test Kit
  • 75 test
  • Fresh or saltwater use
  • Unique indicator
  • Measures free and total ammonia
  • Measures total and free ammonia down to less than 0.05 mg/L
  • Multi-cavity plate for simultaneous testing of up to 6 tests at the same time
  • Includes reference for test validation
  • Marine or Freshwater
  • Manufacture: Seachem Laboratories, Inc.
  • Product Dimensions: 4.6 x 4.6 x 2.5 inches; 0.8 Ounces
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Seachem 116095006 Final Thoughts

"It's that easy."

But, I will continue to order Tetra's 6 in 1 until someone makes a better test strip. So this thing worked very well and gave a reading that made perfect sense. This kit is extremely accurate and very well designed for convenient use and storage. You mostly find them using API also. Well I found out why they were gulping so bad. These strips are not to be trusted as a primary testing method for aquariums. Wasn't labeled that way in the descriptor.

Overall Score
4.0


(171 Points)

6. Seachem MultiTest Iron Test Kit

User Ratings: 51 12

Seachem 116096805 First Impressions

"However, it is not."

And if it was, please click on the helpful button below. The nitrate test is a little finicky as most users will agree. Easy to use, a good quantity and quality for the price. Strips are accurate as far as I can tell. I mean some people would never do a water test at all. I mean some people would never do a water test at all. But, I will continue to order Tetra's 6 in 1 until someone makes a better test strip.

  • Seachem MultiTest Iron Test Kit
  • 75 test
  • Fresh or saltwater use
  • Unique indicator
  • Manufacture: Seachem Laboratories, Inc.
  • Product Dimensions: 4.6 x 4.3 x 2.5 inches; 2.4 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Seachem 116096805
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Seachem 116096805 Final Thoughts

"These are great!"

I tested the water and the nitrates and the ph were pretty high still. The rest of the test in the kit are much easier to use. I found running all the tests took me around 10 minutes. If you're looking for a quick-hit on a range of water quality these are the answer. Well I found out why they were gulping so bad. These are working very well for me. They quickly shipped me a new product.

Overall Score
3.8


(120 Points)

7. Seachem Ammonia Alert 1 Year Monitor (3 Pack)

User Ratings: 72 10

Seachem 10 First Impressions

"Great strips."

This is essential for an accurate reading. It is easy to use and accurate enough. Very easy to use and very easy to read test strips. These have worked to keep my fish safe and healthy. The strips are able to monitor pH, nitrate, nitrite, water hardness. Very good instructions and a comparison color chart. The stripa are easy to use, clear instructions and I gor results in seconds.

  • Seachem Ammonia Alert 1 Year Monitor (3 Pack)
  • 3 Pack of Seachem Ammonia Alert 1 Year Monitors
  • Lasts Over A Year
  • Small And Unobtrusive
  • No water sampling
  • No Chemicals
  • Manufacture: Seachem
  • Product Dimensions: 3.3 x 1 x 3.3 inches; 0.63 Ounces
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Seachem 10 Final Thoughts

"Worth the money."

6 showing the test strip as an accurate reading. In my opinion they arent quite as accurate as master test kits either. 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. I have not found that to be true for myself. This is not the right way to use this test, as it took me awhile to realize this. I tested the water and the nitrates and the ph were pretty high still.

Overall Score
4.3


(120 Points)

8. Seachem MultiTest Phosphate Test Kit

User Ratings: 60 1

Seachem 116097000 First Impressions

"Worked great."

But it turns out that is not the case. The key is that you are looking for changes. It's really accurate and makes me feel like I'm a scientist while doing it. The key is that you are looking for changes. All bottles clearly labeled and tell you how many drops. It does'not' have the same accuracy but it’s very close. It does'not' have the same accuracy but it’s very close.

  • Seachem MultiTest Phosphate Test Kit
  • 75 test
  • Fresh or saltwater use
  • Unique indicator
  • Measures inorganic phosphate to less than 0.05 mg/L
  • Multi-cavity plate for simultaneous testing of up to 6 tests at the same time
  • Includes reference for test validation
  • Marine or freshwater
  • Manufacture: Seachem Laboratories, Inc.
  • Product Dimensions: 4.6 x 4.4 x 2.4 inches; 0.81 Ounces
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Seachem 116097000 Final Thoughts

"Best strips ever."

Here's Tetra's strips if you're curious. You never want to wait too long and the tank crashes and has major problems. The rest of the test in the kit are much easier to use. Tank lids, water additives and more have seen the same effect. Not sure if the reading is 0 or more likely something between 0-. So off to buy some sponge filters I went! This test kit is easy to use and the results are easy to read.

Overall Score
4.4


(113 Points)

9. Seachem MultiTest Nitrite and Nitrate Test Kit

User Ratings: 51 6

Seachem 116096003 First Impressions

"Hope this was useful."

It's quick and easy and can give you an alert if something may be going on. The stripa are easy to use, clear instructions and I gor results in seconds. I have not had any problem whatsoever. I get a consistent reading every time, retests included. Very easy to use and very easy to read test strips. Very easy to use and very easy to read test strips. A plus is that they don't bleed colors while testing.

  • Seachem MultiTest Nitrite and Nitrate Test Kit
  • 75 test
  • Fresh or saltwater use
  • Unique indicator
  • Measures nitrite to less than 0.1 mg/L and nitrate to less than 0.2 mg/L
  • Multi-cavity plate for simultaneous testing of up to 6 tests at the same time
  • Includes reference for test validation
  • Marine or freshwater
  • Manufacture: Seachem Laboratories, Inc.
  • Product Dimensions: 4.6 x 4.4 x 2.4 inches; 2.4 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Seachem 116096003
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Seachem 116096003 Final Thoughts

"Pond water testing."

Takes about 5 minutes to check everything. These are do helpful with maintaining your tank. 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 keep freshwater fish, you will need this test kit. I would not use it solely for checking nitrate and nitrites. It does'not' have the same accuracy but it’s very close.

Overall Score
4.1


(90 Points)

10. Seachem MultiTest Silicate Test Kit,75 Tests

User Ratings: 64 7

Seachem 116097604 First Impressions

"Maybe I have bad bottle."

Easy to use, a good quantity and quality for the price. Quantity of strips seems very good. All bottles clearly labeled and tell you how many drops. Strips are accurate as far as I can tell. I have a freshwater tank that includes some delicate invertebrates. Overall, I am very happy with this kit. Quantity of strips seems very good.

  • Seachem MultiTest Silicate Test Kit,75 Tests
  • 75 test
  • Fresh or saltwater use
  • Unique indicator
  • Manufacture: Seachem Laboratories, Inc.
  • Product Dimensions: 4.6 x 4.3 x 2.5 inches; 2.4 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Seachem 116097604
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Seachem 116097604 Final Thoughts

"They work for me."

About my pic color difference of the water and the chart and about the bad reviews. I started wearing gloves when I use the kit. I started wearing gloves when I use the kit. This test kit is easy to use and the results are easy to read. My results are never all over the place like other reviewers. Strips are accurate as far as I can tell. While using these weirder chemicals, it worries me a little bit.

Overall Score
4.3


(63 Points)

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