Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Stript Health Aquarium Test Kits

1. Stript Health 7-Way Aquarium Test Strips 100 Count - Easily Test Your Salt/Fresh Water Tank - Spend ...

User Ratings: 60 9

Stript Health First Impressions

"Quick and easy use."

I've already lost one test tube cap, most likely due to my cats playing with them. I have some pretty lousy water where I live. This test kit is easy to use and the results are easy to read. If you keep freshwater fish, you will need this test kit. Accurate results and much much cheaper than buying from a pet chain. The kH pad sometimes has the same problem as well. I have not had any problem whatsoever.

  • Stript Health 7-Way Aquarium Test Strips 100 Count - Easily Test Your Salt/Fresh Water Tank - Spend More Time Enjoying Your Fish - One Simple Strip Test - Rapid Results - Best Value Kit
  • COMPLETE AQUARIUM TESTING! Each aquarium strip come with 7 parameters allowing you to check your freshwater or saltwater aquariums for Carbonate - Total Alkalinity - pH - General Hardness - Free Chlorine - Nitrate - Nitrite
  • FAST RESULTS! Simply dip the aquarium test strip and compare the results with the included reading chart. Within minutes you will have results and can spend more time enjoying your fish
  • MAINTAIN A HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT! 100 test strips per bottle allows for daily or weekly testing to prevent invisible water problems that can be harmful to fish and aquarium plants
  • HIGH-QUALITY REAGENTS! Resists humidity; Long shelf life (24 months)
  • TRUSTED! Money back guarantee permits you to purchase confidently
  • Manufacture: Stript Health
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Stript Health
  • Test Accuracy
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  • Value For Money
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Stript Health Final Thoughts

"Thanks Red Sea."

It was also kinda hard to get exactly 5ml Into the tubes. Dip it in the water horizontally and keep it horizontal and read it against bottle. It's really accurate and makes me feel like I'm a scientist while doing it. I take every precaution about the chlorine, and trust the strips for everything else. Strips were always stored in a sealed dry place. These are working very well for me. Accurate results and much much cheaper than buying from a pet chain.

Overall Score
4.1


(228 Points)

2. 6 in 1 Aquarium Test Strips with Thermometer | Fast & Accurate Water Quality Testing Kit for Aquariu...

User Ratings: 74 3

SJ WAVE First Impressions

"Will purchase again!"

It is easy to use and accurate enough. It helps get you in the ballpark with your water perimeters. To test it, I bought a 5 pack of 5 site test strips from Petco. Well I found out why they were gulping so bad. I started wearing gloves when I use the kit. I have not had any problem whatsoever. I even got an extra 32 test strips as an added bonus.

  • 6 in 1 Aquarium Test Strips with Thermometer | Fast & Accurate Water Quality Testing Kit for Aquariums & Ponds | Monitors pH, Hardness, Nitrate, Temperature and More (100 Tests)
  • HOME TESTING KIT - Ready to use, for your convenience; tests for 7 most critical parameters in fish tanks, pH, Chlorine, General Hardness, Carbonate Hardness, Nitrate, Nitrite and Temperature
  • ACURATE AND FAST RESULTS - Strips come with a detailed color chart, detect low levels of impurities and foreign substances, help prevent any invisible water problems and keep your fish safe
  • EASY TO Use: Simply dip the strip in water and compare with color chart for instant and reliable results. No more going to the pet stores because tests can be done at home in just one minute
  • SHELF LIFE – 100 testing strips packed in separate packages; strips in an open package need to be used within 3 months, so you can test your aquarium water quality at regular intervals and don't have to rush using all 100 strips
  • MULTIPLE USES – Can be used to test betta fish tanks, cold water or tropical fish tanks, shrimp tanks, plant aquariums, fish ponds and any other freshwater aquariums
  • Manufacture: SJ WAVE
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SJ WAVE Final Thoughts

"It's worth it."

The strips are packaged well so they stay fresh and ready to use. Always nice to get something extra! Overall, I am very happy with this kit. Despite what it says on the chart, oxygen at 6mg will cause fish to start gulping. About my pic color difference of the water and the chart and about the bad reviews. It is easy to use and accurate enough. I found running all the tests took me around 10 minutes.

Overall Score
4.6


(314 Points)

3. Aquarium Supplies CO2 Indicator All Angle View- Drop Checker Long Term Monitor Test Real time Kits

User Ratings: 56 20

Aquarium Supplies I690 ISTA全方位CO2長期監測器 First Impressions

"Pond water testing."

Also, I'd avoid Tetra's strips to be honest- the reviews speak for themselves. Then replace the caps of the bottle and test vial. They show results, what is safe& not safe and what to do if not safe. Will definitely buy again, if we ever run out! I have not had any problem whatsoever. I wish there were a simpler accurate test for it. The strips are able to monitor pH, nitrate, nitrite, water hardness.

  • Aquarium Supplies CO2 Indicator All Angle View- Drop Checker Long Term Monitor Test Real time Kits
  • Allow you to monitor the CO2 level in your tank from any angle.
  • With smart design to prevent any chance of spill of the indicator solution.
  • Reusable color chart sticker provides convenience in location change of the sticker.
  • Manufacture: ISTA
  • Product Dimensions: 4.5 x 4 x 1.8 inches; 0.32 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aquarium Supplies I690 ISTA全方位CO2長期監測器
  • Test Accuracy
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Aquarium Supplies I690 ISTA全方位CO2長期監測器 Final Thoughts

"25 from 0."

This is no different so I wouldn't knock this product for that. This is a kit to test for my aquarium water quality. It's quick and easy and can give you an alert if something may be going on. I'm the test strip came in handy it saved all of my fish. It does'not' have the same accuracy but it’s very close. These helped me check the levels and they were easy to use. This is a kit to test for my aquarium water quality.

Overall Score
4.0


(5 Points)

4. Aquaforest Phosphate PO4 Test Kit

Aquaforest First Impressions

"Nice product."

Despite what it says on the chart, oxygen at 6mg will cause fish to start gulping. I cut each strip down the middle so that I have even more tests. Overall, I am very happy with this kit. I even got an extra 32 test strips as an added bonus. The strips are packaged well so they stay fresh and ready to use. I find that the accuracy is wrong in the sense it's better than it reads. The stripa are easy to use, clear instructions and I gor results in seconds.

  • Aquaforest Phosphate PO4 Test Kit
  • Manufacture: Aquaforest
  • Item Weight: 1.32 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aquaforest
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Aquaforest Final Thoughts

"It is very easy to use."

If you're looking for a quick-hit on a range of water quality these are the answer. This spreads out the 6 month expiration date after opening. My results are never all over the place like other reviewers. Not sure if the reading is 0 or more likely something between 0-. But, I will continue to order Tetra's 6 in 1 until someone makes a better test strip. This spreads out the 6 month expiration date after opening. The nitrate test is a little finicky as most users will agree.

Overall Score
5.0


(2 Points)

5. Seachem Reef Status Magnesium Test Kit

User Ratings: 32 18

Seachem 116092401 First Impressions

"He perked right up."

Tetra has always done that and I will continue to use their products. So did another water change today and now I have happy fish. Every test I do takes just a few drops. Some of the readings develop better than others. I mean some people would never do a water test at all. So did another water change today and now I have happy fish. Easy to use, a good quantity and quality for the price.

  • Seachem Reef Status Magnesium Test Kit
  • 75 test
  • For saltwater use only
  • Unique indicator
  • Four tests in one
  • Manufacture: Seachem Laboratories, Inc.
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6.3 x 3.4 inches; 10.56 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Seachem 116092401
  • Test Accuracy
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Seachem 116092401 Final Thoughts

"This part is very easy."

I tested the water and the nitrates and the ph were pretty high still. Just be careful, after all these are chemicals. If you're out for speed, but with less accuracy get the dip tests. If you keep freshwater fish, you will need this test kit. If your lighting isn't right the colors will be very off. If I had a complaint, I wish the color legend was printed on the bottle. Probably won't buy again because of the bleeding issues.

Overall Score
3.3


(25 Points)

6. Red Sea Fish Pharm ARE21426 Reagent Phosphate Pro Refill Kit for Aquarium, 100 Tests

User Ratings: 44 9

Red Sea Fish Pharm Ltd. 306018 First Impressions

"Bought the 100 Count."

I have a freshwater tank that includes some delicate invertebrates. It does'not' have the same accuracy but it’s very close. I have a freshwater tank that includes some delicate invertebrates. Tank lids, water additives and more have seen the same effect. And if it was, please click on the helpful button below. I will now test my water periodically to make sure everything is ok. First few strips I used gave an accurate ready.

  • Red Sea Fish Pharm ARE21426 Reagent Phosphate Pro Refill Kit for Aquarium, 100 Tests
  • Phosphate Pro refill kit is an advanced colorimetric test with comparator
  • Measuring the level of phosphate in reef aquarium to an exceptionally high accuracy of 0. 02ppm PO4
  • This test kit, when used in conjunction with the nitrate Pro test kit, enables accurate dosing of NO3: po4-x (biological nitrate and Phosphate reducer)
  • This kit includes a durable, chemical resistant plastic case, analytical grade glass vials
  • Includes material for up to 100 tests
  • Manufacture: TopDawg Pet Supply
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 4 x 2.5 inches; 4 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Red Sea Fish Pharm Ltd. 306018
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Red Sea Fish Pharm Ltd. 306018 Final Thoughts

"Good value."

I cut each strip down the middle so that I have even more tests. I'm still not sure about the chlorine site. This test kit is easy to use and the results are easy to read. Some of the readings develop better than others. The stripa are easy to use, clear instructions and I gor results in seconds. It's difficult to tell if all the test sites on the strip are accurate. I have some pretty lousy water where I live.

Overall Score
3.9


(11 Points)

7. Milliard Aquarium Test Strips / 7 in 1/100 Count/for Fresh Water and Salt Water Tanks

User Ratings: 71

Milliard MIL-AQM-A First Impressions

"A great kit!"

I have a 55 gallon tank with a few large goldfish. It is easy to use and accurate enough. This is a good kit so much more accurate and easy to figure out how to use it. Then replace the caps of the bottle and test vial. Besides these few flaws I have to say it's a great starter kit. I find that the accuracy is wrong in the sense it's better than it reads. No issues so far, test strips work well.

  • Milliard Aquarium Test Strips / 7 in 1/100 Count/for Fresh Water and Salt Water Tanks
  • HEALTHY WATERS – keep your fish healthy and safe with Milliard’s test strips. With the distinct, no bleed color pads, our test strips will tell you all you need to know about the chemicals in your freshwater or saltwater fish tank.
  • 7 WAY TESTING – each strip accurately tests for PH, Nitrite, Total Alkalinity, Hardness, Carbonate, Free Chlorine & Nitrate. Plus, every bottle comes with a comprehension card to help you understand your testing results.
  • QUICK AND EASY – with 3 easy steps, clear instructions, and results within 60 seconds, Milliard’s test strips are the easiest way to help you maintain a healthy tank.
  • GREAT VALUE – each bottle comes with 100 test strips – that’s about enough to test your waters twice a week for a full year!
  • REAL SERVICE - when you purchase Milliard, you can relax knowing you have a dedicated team of real people ready to help you with any questions or concerns you may have.
  • Manufacture: Milliard
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Milliard MIL-AQM-A
  • Test Accuracy
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Milliard MIL-AQM-A Final Thoughts

", is that a 6, 6."

Unfortunately nitrates still might be the most important test, at least for me it is. 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. The strips are packaged well so they stay fresh and ready to use. But after last night these are a must have for me. I tested the water and the nitrates and the ph were pretty high still. This spreads out the 6 month expiration date after opening.

Overall Score
4.6


(144 Points)

8. Deepwater Aquatics AF01910 Test

User Ratings: 69

Deepwater Aquatics AF01910 First Impressions

"Two packages were inside."

I wouldn't call this a master kit but a great start. I mean some people would never do a water test at all. I will now test my water periodically to make sure everything is ok. It does'not' have the same accuracy but it’s very close. I'm still not sure about the chlorine site. These have worked to keep my fish safe and healthy. Quantity of strips seems very good.

  • Deepwater Aquatics AF01910 Test
  • Quickly measure the conentraion of Calcium in marine water
  • Recommended Calcium level should be maintained in the range between 400-450 mg/l (ppm)
  • Test Kit contains sufficient reagents to perform approx. 55-60 separate tests within that range.
  • Manufacture: Deepwater Aquatics
  • Product Dimensions: 5.91 x 5.12 x 1.97 inches; 6.4 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Deepwater Aquatics AF01910
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Deepwater Aquatics AF01910 Final Thoughts

"And I will."

Here's Tetra's strips if you're curious. It was also kinda hard to get exactly 5ml Into the tubes. Their Whisper 1-5 filter cartridges have skyrocketed in price and become a scarcity. I will now test my water periodically to make sure everything is ok. This is no different so I wouldn't knock this product for that. I like API products and find them the most accurate. I have not had any problem whatsoever.

Overall Score
4.7


(12 Points)

9. Red Sea Calcium/Ca Pro Test Kit - 75 tests

User Ratings: 92

Red Sea First Impressions

"Thanks Red Sea."

This is no different so I wouldn't knock this product for that. My tap water actually was really green and was a very close match to the 1. They quickly shipped me a new product. But it is accurate and convenient as is. These helped me check the levels and they were easy to use. So I got these to try and I love them. I take every precaution about the chlorine, and trust the strips for everything else.

  • Red Sea Calcium/Ca Pro Test Kit - 75 tests
  • Accuracy: 5ppm
  • Package size/volume: 75 tests
  • Titrator included inside – easy to use, single hand and high precision titrator.
  • Kit includes durable, chemical resistant plastic case & analytical grade glass vials.
  • Manufacture: Red Sea
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Red Sea
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Red Sea Final Thoughts

"Perfect for quick checks."

Nice that so many things are tested with one dip in the water. It was also kinda hard to get exactly 5ml Into the tubes. The strips are packaged well so they stay fresh and ready to use. I wish there were a simpler accurate test for it. Their Whisper 1-5 filter cartridges have skyrocketed in price and become a scarcity. This is not the right way to use this test, as it took me awhile to realize this. I'm the test strip came in handy it saved all of my fish.

Overall Score
4.9


(8 Points)

10. Sera Phosphate-Test (PO4) 15 ml, 0.5 fl.oz. Aquarium Test Kits

User Ratings: 72 4

Sera 4930 First Impressions

"Great strips."

But it turns out that is not the case. Strips are accurate as far as I can tell. I have not had any problem whatsoever. The API Test Strips are a good water monitoring system for small tanks. These have worked to keep my fish safe and healthy. The price is great for all these essential tests! And if it was, please click on the helpful button below.

  • Sera Phosphate-Test (PO4) 15 ml, 0.5 fl.oz. Aquarium Test Kits
  • For freshwater and marine aquariums as well as ponds
  • Very accurate
  • Easy to read
  • Manufacture: Sera North America, Inc.
  • Product Dimensions: 1.57 x 3.54 x 5.51 inches; 2.89 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sera 4930
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Sera 4930 Final Thoughts

"Easy to use."

These strips are not to be trusted as a primary testing method for aquariums. They quickly shipped me a new product. I have not found that to be true for myself. These helped me check the levels and they were easy to use. Tank lids, water additives and more have seen the same effect. These strips are not to be trusted as a primary testing method for aquariums. Tetra has always done that and I will continue to use their products.

Overall Score
4.4


(133 Points)

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