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 [star rating='3.7']
  • Quality [star rating='3.8']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.6']

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

[star rating="4.1"]
(228 Points)

2. API Freshwater Master Test Kit by API

User Ratings: 87

API First Impressions

"My favorite brand!"

I have some pretty lousy water where I live. These are do helpful with maintaining your tank. Strips are accurate as far as I can tell. They show results, what is safe& not safe and what to do if not safe. The API Test Strips are a good water monitoring system for small tanks. They test pretty accurate when run against my chemical tests. They showed the same results as these for the sites they had in common.

  • API Freshwater Master Test Kit by API
  • API Freshwater Master Test Kit
  • 20z
  • Manufacture: API
  • Editor's Impressions Of The API
  • Test Accuracy [star rating='5']
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.8']

API Final Thoughts

"Gives me peace of mind."

Tank lids, water additives and more have seen the same effect. It was also kinda hard to get exactly 5ml Into the tubes. So off to buy some sponge filters I went! So off to buy some sponge filters I went! Here's Tetra's strips if you're curious. I will now test my water periodically to make sure everything is ok. 6 showing the test strip as an accurate reading.

Overall Score
4.9

[star rating="4.9"]
(13 Points)

3. Red Sea Fish Pharm ARE21410 Saltwater KH/Alkalinity Pro Test Kit for Aquarium, 75 Tests

User Ratings: 66 8

Red Sea 306011 First Impressions

"5 out of 5 stars."

Wasn't labeled that way in the descriptor. So did another water change today and now I have happy fish. Having the key on the bottle is very helpful, it won't get lost. But after last night these are a must have for me. It you take it to a local fish store. Comes with a lot of test strips, that are extremely easy to use and read. You never want to wait too long and the tank crashes and has major problems.

  • Red Sea Fish Pharm ARE21410 Saltwater KH/Alkalinity Pro Test Kit for Aquarium, 75 Tests
  • Country Of Origin: United States
  • The Package Length Of The Product Is 5.7007874015748 Inches
  • The Package Width Of The Product Is 5.09842519685039 Inches
  • The Package Height Of The Product Is 3.2007874015748 Inches
  • Manufacture: TopDawg Pet Supply
  • Product Dimensions: 5.12 x 5.51 x 3.15 inches; 1 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Red Sea 306011
  • Test Accuracy [star rating='3.7']
  • Quality [star rating='3.7']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.3']

Red Sea 306011 Final Thoughts

"So they're measuring!"

You never want to wait too long and the tank crashes and has major problems. 6 and run a high pH you will see it could actually be 7. 6 and run a high pH you will see it could actually be 7. Probably won't buy again because of the bleeding issues. I found running all the tests took me around 10 minutes. I'm the test strip came in handy it saved all of my fish. So did another water change today and now I have happy fish.

Overall Score
4.3

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

4. 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 [star rating='3.4']
  • Quality [star rating='2.8']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.2']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.5']

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

[star rating="3.3"]
(25 Points)

5. Red Sea Fish Pharm ARE21406 Reagent Calcium Pro Refill Kit for Aquarium, 75 Tests

User Ratings: 85

Red Sea Fish Pharm Ltd. 306010 First Impressions

"With this is alot easier."

So I got these to try and I love them. I mean some people would never do a water test at all. It was also kinda hard to get exactly 5ml Into the tubes. My results are never all over the place like other reviewers. The caps do leak a tiny bit on the tubes. They showed the same results as these for the sites they had in common. And if it was, please click on the helpful button below.

  • Red Sea Fish Pharm ARE21406 Reagent Calcium Pro Refill Kit for Aquarium, 75 Tests
  • Calcium pro test kit is an advanced calcium titration test
  • Test refill replenishes calcium pro test kit with sufficient reagent to conduct another 75 tests
  • Measuring the level of calcium in reef aquarium to an exceptionally high accuracy of 5 ppm
  • Calcium, an essential component in the building of coral skeletons, is constantly depleted from the aquarium and needs
  • Conventional titration testing involves a cumbersome process of adding and mixing a titrant with sample water containing reagents
  • Manufacture: TopDawg Pet Supply
  • Product Dimensions: 4.9 x 3.2 x 2.1 inches; 4 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Red Sea Fish Pharm Ltd. 306010
  • Test Accuracy [star rating='3.7']
  • Quality [star rating='4.9']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.7']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.7']

Red Sea Fish Pharm Ltd. 306010 Final Thoughts

"25 from 0."

You mostly find them using API also. Just dip the strip in the tank water for two seconds, then read right away. I take every precaution about the chlorine, and trust the strips for everything else. First and second test have a little change which was expected. It was also kinda hard to get exactly 5ml Into the tubes. It you take it to a local fish store. These are working very well for me.

Overall Score
4.7

[star rating="4.7"]
(5 Points)

6. Salifert COPT Copper Test Kit

User Ratings: 64 10

Salifert COPT First Impressions

"Hope this was useful."

Always nice to get something extra! Wasn't labeled that way in the descriptor. Then put the cap on the test vial and invert it several times. While using these weirder chemicals, it worries me a little bit. Well I found out why they were gulping so bad. You never want to wait too long and the tank crashes and has major problems. Best price, best quality, fair accuracy and better than most brands, etc.

  • Salifert COPT Copper Test Kit
  • 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
  • Ca be used for marine, fresh and garden pond water
  • Strongly chelated copper will only be partly or not at all detected
  • Made in Holland
  • Manufacture: Royal Aquatic LLC
  • Product Dimensions: 4.3 x 2 x 5 inches; 1.59 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Salifert COPT
  • Test Accuracy [star rating='4.8']
  • Quality [star rating='3.2']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.3']

Salifert COPT Final Thoughts

"They work for me."

This is essential for an accurate reading. Price is good for the quantity and functionality of the tester strips. The test strips work as advertised. I have some pretty lousy water where I live. My 12 yrs old son wanted a fish tank so we got him 2. So I got these to try and I love them. The price is great for all these essential tests!

Overall Score
4.2

[star rating="4.2"]
(32 Points)

7. Sera Copper-Test (Cu) 15 ml, 0.5 fl.oz. Aquarium Test Kits

User Ratings: 60 7

Sera 4710 First Impressions

"Hope this was useful."

If this review was helpful, please click the helpful button! I mean some people would never do a water test at all. You never want to wait too long and the tank crashes and has major problems. I find that the accuracy is wrong in the sense it's better than it reads. Their Whisper 1-5 filter cartridges have skyrocketed in price and become a scarcity. 6 and run a high pH you will see it could actually be 7. But just for a quick check, its hard to beat these test strips.

  • Sera Copper-Test (Cu) 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; 2.08 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sera 4710
  • Test Accuracy [star rating='4.5']
  • Quality [star rating='4']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

Sera 4710 Final Thoughts

"Maybe I have bad bottle."

But just for a quick check, its hard to beat these test strips. Not sure if the reading is 0 or more likely something between 0-. The stripa are easy to use, clear instructions and I gor results in seconds. As you can see in comparison the only difference was the Nitrate. The test strips work as advertised. Very easy to use and very easy to read test strips. But just for a quick check, its hard to beat these test strips.

Overall Score
4.2

[star rating="4.2"]
(36 Points)

8. Mastitis Milk Cowside Home Test Indicators, Box of 30 Indicator Cards

User Ratings: 73 4

H W Naylor MI First Impressions

"I really enjoy this kit."

Overall good value for a small hobbyist aquarium owner. Nice that so many things are tested with one dip in the water. I was having trouble keeping my fish tank water looking good. It is one small part of the overall aquarium ownership experience. A plus is that they don't bleed colors while testing. I have a 55 gallon tank with a few large goldfish. I'm the test strip came in handy it saved all of my fish.

  • Mastitis Milk Cowside Home Test Indicators, Box of 30 Indicator Cards
  • Mastitis indicators are safe and simple colormetric cow-side tests for mastitic milk, designed to test the milk from the corresponding quarter of the cows udder
  • A color-change blotter card reveals flakes and clots, and also tests for abnormally alkaline milk, all of which point to a mastitis infection
  • The depth of color is usually in direct proportion to the degree of mastitis infection
  • Many cases of mastitis in the early stages can be successfully treated. For the determination of curable cases and a course of treatment, consult a veterinarian
  • Unused testers should be kept in a clean, dry place away from light and stable odors
  • Manufacture: H W NAYLOR
  • Part Number: MI
  • Material: Plastic
  • Item Weight: 1.6 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 3 x 3 x 1 inches
  • Batteries Included?: No
  • Batteries Required?: No
  • Editor's Impressions Of The H W Naylor MI
  • Test Accuracy [star rating='4.4']
  • Quality [star rating='4.1']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.4']

H W Naylor MI Final Thoughts

"These strips are great."

But after last night these are a must have for me. These are working very well for me. They showed the same results as these for the sites they had in common. My tap water actually was really green and was a very close match to the 1. Strips are accurate as far as I can tell. The stripa are easy to use, clear instructions and I gor results in seconds. I set up a bunch of 20 gallon tanks for fry and stuff.

Overall Score
4.5

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

9. Salifert Iodine Test Kit - 40 Tests

User Ratings: 65 12

Salifert First Impressions

"00 becomes 40."

My results are never all over the place like other reviewers. Price is good for the quantity and functionality of the tester strips. It helps get you in the ballpark with your water perimeters. This spreads out the 6 month expiration date after opening. In my opinion they arent quite as accurate as master test kits either. But it is accurate and convenient as is. Just dip the strip in the tank water for two seconds, then read right away.

  • Salifert Iodine Test Kit - 40 Tests
  • Iodine is present in natural sea water in a very low concentration (0.6 mg/L or 0.06 PPM) and this i
  • There is a misconception among many hobbyists that iodide predominates in natural sea water but in f
  • Test kits which are not capable of detecting iodate are not suitable for aquarium use, since in a pr
  • Iodine test kits should be capable of measuring all forms of naturally occurring iodine. The Salifer
  • Unlike many other test kits, the Salifert Iodine Profi-Test is free from interference from other ele
  • Manufacture: SALIFERT
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 4.3 x 2 inches; 0.02 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Salifert
  • Test Accuracy [star rating='4.7']
  • Quality [star rating='4.7']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.9']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.2']

Salifert Final Thoughts

"+1-800-526-0650."

I set up a bunch of 20 gallon tanks for fry and stuff. The caps do leak a tiny bit on the tubes. The test strips work as advertised. So this thing worked very well and gave a reading that made perfect sense. My results are never all over the place like other reviewers. 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.

Overall Score
4.1

[star rating="4.1"]
(42 Points)

10. Aquarium Test Tube Holder, Hand-Made Rack, with 6 Holes and 6 Drying Poles, customised for use with ...

User Ratings: 73 4

Tililly Concepts First Impressions

"Would buy again for sure!"

Overall, I am very happy with this kit. A brand new aquarium will experience what is called a cycle. Strips are accurate as far as I can tell. Their Whisper 1-5 filter cartridges have skyrocketed in price and become a scarcity. The strips are packaged well so they stay fresh and ready to use. If you want accurate pH get the API liquid test that includes pH and high pH. First few strips I used gave an accurate ready.

  • Aquarium Test Tube Holder, Hand-Made Rack, with 6 Holes and 6 Drying Poles, customised for use with Aquarium Test Tubes Including API Test Tubes, by Tililly Concepts
  • Manufacture: RSE
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Tililly Concepts
  • Test Accuracy [star rating='4.1']
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.1']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.8']

Tililly Concepts Final Thoughts

"25 from 0."

These strips are not to be trusted as a primary testing method for aquariums. Takes about 5 minutes to check everything. I have not found that to be true for myself. The strips are able to monitor pH, nitrate, nitrite, water hardness. The stripa are easy to use, clear instructions and I gor results in seconds. Quantity of strips seems very good. It looks to have the slightest green tinge but is not as green as the 0.

Overall Score
4.5

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

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