Editor's Choice - Our Favorite SunGrow Aquarium Test Kits

1. SunGrow pH Test Strip Kit for Bettas and Aquariums, Easy to Use, Easy to Read, Works for pH Range 5....

User Ratings: 49 18

SunGrow First Impressions

"YES, it's accurate."

These are do helpful with maintaining your tank. If you keep freshwater fish, you will need this test kit. They showed the same results as these for the sites they had in common. I have some pretty lousy water where I live. I like API products and find them the most accurate. It does take some time though to actually get it done. Wasn't labeled that way in the descriptor.

  • SunGrow pH Test Strip Kit for Bettas and Aquariums, Easy to Use, Easy to Read, Works for pH Range 5.5-9.0, Quick Results, Ideal for Hydroponic Plants, 50 Strips
  • ✔ THE ONLY WAY TO “SEE” YOUR pH --- What is pH? You can’t taste it or see it but it’s vital for the health of your bettas, tetras, cichlids, and even your hydroponic plants. An aquarium or hydroponic set-up needs to have the correct pH for the fish and plants to not only thrive but to live. SunGrow test strips let you see this invisible but important quality of your water.
  • ✔ SAVE THE FISHES AND PLANTS --- Sea life, aquatic plants, and hydroponic plants all have specific pH needs. You’ll want to achieve that pH for your plants or pets. Unfortunately, pH can change even after you’ve established your tank. This is normal. That’s why SunGrow’s test strip kit contains 50 strips so you can keep your fish and plants happy for months, years, and generations!
  • ✔ SAVE TIME AND MONEY --- With SunGrow’s accurate test strips you can determine with certainty what adjustments you need to make or not make to keep your cherry shrimp, plecos, and angelfish happy, healthy, and thriving! Don’t waste money and risk your fish again guessing your water’s pH level when you can get our 50 test strips for quick, accurate readings.
  • ✔ EASY TO USE --- Simply sample your aquarium’s water with a spoon and dip one of our test strips in. Then remove and in 5-10 seconds the test strip will reveal your water’s pH. To read, match the test strip’s color to the included pH key. For best results, make sure the strip is completely submerged and let dry on a paper towel for reading.
  • ✔ EAT CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES --- How does pH affect plant growth? Or the taste of chocolate chip cookies? SunGrow test strips are easy to use and read so they’re a great tool for giving your budding scientist confidence! So feed their curiosity and enjoy some chocolate chip cookies!
  • Manufacture: Luffy Pets Collection
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SunGrow Final Thoughts

"Strips work great!"

These strips work very well and I have had consistent results with them. If you're looking for a quick-hit on a range of water quality these are the answer. My 12 yrs old son wanted a fish tank so we got him 2. I tested the water and the nitrates and the ph were pretty high still. Some of the readings develop better than others. My tap water actually was really green and was a very close match to the 1. It looks to have the slightest green tinge but is not as green as the 0.

Overall Score
3.7


(135 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated SunGrow Aquarium Test Kits

2. SunGrow Betta pH Test Strips, 3.5 Inches, Ensure for Fish and Invertebrates, Just Dip and Read, Must...

User Ratings: 61 10

SunGrow pH Test Strips-01 First Impressions

"That is time consuming."

6 showing the test strip as an accurate reading. Very good instructions and a comparison color chart. Strips are accurate as far as I can tell. Well I found out why they were gulping so bad. Before, I brought water into a pet store, but kept seeing no signs of improvement. Nice to have in hand when you own an aquarium. I get a consistent reading every time, retests included.

  • SunGrow Betta pH Test Strips, 3.5 Inches, Ensure for Fish and Invertebrates, Just Dip and Read, Must-Have Aquarium Item, 100 Pieces
  • KEEP TANK PH LEVELS SAFE — Test your aquarium water to make sure it isn't too alkaline for your fish. Tropical fish like Tetra, Betta, Barb, Catfish, Bichir and Corydoras like pH in range of 6.5 to 7. A tank with higher pH may cause freshwater fish to be irritable or even fall ill. Ensure your tank’s pH is correct with the test strips. In case it pH is higher, use SunGrow Mini catappa leaves to lower the pH.
  • QUICK & EASY — Just take a bit of your tank water, dip one SunGrow pH Test Strip in it and shake off any excess water. Make sure both coloured sections are covered with water. Wait for two seconds until the coloured sections change, then compare it to the colour scale for your results. It’s a must-have item to start your very own home aquarium laboratory kit.
  • MULTIPLE USES — SunGrow pH Test Strips are suitable for resting a very wide range of products, including Soaps, aquarium water, drinking water, fruits and fruit juice, milk, oven cleaner, aquarium solutions, tea, soft drinks, urine, vinegar and bleach.
  • Manufacture: SunGrow
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SunGrow pH Test Strips-01 Final Thoughts

"Would buy again for sure!"

Accurate results and much much cheaper than buying from a pet chain. I wouldn't call this a master kit but a great start. The kH pad sometimes has the same problem as well. This is essential for an accurate reading. 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 have a freshwater tank that includes some delicate invertebrates.

Overall Score
4.1


(85 Points)

3. Nutrafin Iron 0.0 to 1.0 Mg/L for Fresh and Saltwater, 50 -Tests

User Ratings: 61 5

Nutrafin A7835A1 First Impressions

"Easy to read."

Not sure if the reading is 0 or more likely something between 0-. So this thing worked very well and gave a reading that made perfect sense. If this review was helpful, please click the helpful button! So this thing worked very well and gave a reading that made perfect sense. I find that the accuracy is wrong in the sense it's better than it reads. The caps do leak a tiny bit on the tubes. And if it was, please click on the helpful button below.

  • Nutrafin Iron 0.0 to 1.0 Mg/L for Fresh and Saltwater, 50 -Tests
  • Suitable for fresh and saltwater aquariums to measure iron levels
  • Essential for proper water quality
  • Helps ensure a healthy environment for your fish and plants
  • Allows you to easily test iron levels
  • Easy to follow directions; Contains 50 tests
  • Manufacture: Nutrafin
  • Product Dimensions: 2 x 5.5 x 5 inches; 3.2 Ounces
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Nutrafin A7835A1 Final Thoughts

"Love the convenience."

My water was good to go and soon after I for fish that are doing well! They showed the same results as these for the sites they had in common. This is a kit to test for my aquarium water quality. This spreads out the 6 month expiration date after opening. Unfortunately nitrates still might be the most important test, at least for me it is. This is a good kit so much more accurate and easy to figure out how to use it. So I got these to try and I love them.

Overall Score
4.3


(31 Points)

4. Sera Oxygen-Test (O2) 15 ml, 0.5 fl.oz. Aquarium Test Kits

User Ratings: 67 7

Sera 4914 First Impressions

"Easy to read."

To test it, I bought a 5 pack of 5 site test strips from Petco. If you're looking for a quick-hit on a range of water quality these are the answer. But after last night these are a must have for me. It does take some time though to actually get it done. Quantity of strips seems very good. I cut each strip down the middle so that I have even more tests. The price is great for all these essential tests!

  • Sera Oxygen-Test (O2) 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; 2.88 Ounces
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Sera 4914 Final Thoughts

"YES, it's accurate."

So I got these to try and I love them. Accurate results and much much cheaper than buying from a pet chain. It was also kinda hard to get exactly 5ml Into the tubes. It was also kinda hard to get exactly 5ml Into the tubes. Will definitely buy again, if we ever run out! 6 showing the test strip as an accurate reading. 32 seconds and I have a reading and I'm on my way with no mess.

Overall Score
4.3


(117 Points)

5. ULTIMATE 14-in-1 Aquarium Test Kit with Trace Heavy Metals | 50 Water Testing Strips for Fresh-Water...

User Ratings: 55 14

life2O 1530100012 First Impressions

"Two packages were inside."

Not sure if the reading is 0 or more likely something between 0-. I was having trouble keeping my fish tank water looking good. The caps do leak a tiny bit on the tubes. But, I will continue to order Tetra's 6 in 1 until someone makes a better test strip. The API Test Strips are a good water monitoring system for small tanks. I started wearing gloves when I use the kit. It is one small part of the overall aquarium ownership experience.

  • ULTIMATE 14-in-1 Aquarium Test Kit with Trace Heavy Metals | 50 Water Testing Strips for Fresh-Water or Salt-Water Aquarium, Fish-Tank, Reef & Pond | Alkalinity, pH, Nitrate, Carbonate Hardness & More
  • [PROFESSIONAL GRADE] Our Aquarium Dip-Stick Test Strips, with 99% High Accuracy Color Pads, Are a Rapid, Reliable & Cost Effective way to Perform Aquarium Maintenance | FREE e-Book Emailed with Your Purchase.
  • [TRACE HEAVY METALS] The Best Aquatic Life Water Tester PERIOD. The Only One That Measures Trace Heavy Metals & Low Range Fluoride Levels Which Are Hidden Parameters That Adversely Affect Marine, Coral & Plant Health.
  • [14 PARAMETERS] The Most Complete Aquarium Test Kit Available: Total Alkalinity, pH, General Total Hardness (GH), Carbonate Hardness (KH), Free Chlorine, Nitrate, Nitrite, Mercury, Lead, Iron, Manganese, Copper, Zinc & Fluoride
  • [ARE YOUR FISH SAFE?] Bad Water Quality Causes Fish Stress Which Leads to Death. Monitor Your Aquarium Now!
  • [EASY TO USE] Simple Instructions with Dip & Read Visual Results in 60 Seconds & Straightforward Color Chart.
  • Manufacture: life2O
  • Item Weight: 3.2 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 2 x 2 x 5.5 inches
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life2O 1530100012 Final Thoughts

"After 2 weeks of 0-."

Tank lids, water additives and more have seen the same effect. It is one small part of the overall aquarium ownership experience. A plus is that they don't bleed colors while testing. I like API products and find them the most accurate. It's really accurate and makes me feel like I'm a scientist while doing it. I have not found that to be true for myself. Here's Tetra's strips if you're curious.

Overall Score
3.9


(237 Points)

6. Pet Control HQ Glucometer for Dogs & Cats - Lab-Accurate Blood Sugar Glucose Meter Testing Kit, Test...

User Ratings: 58 8

Pet Control HQ First Impressions

"They work for me."

Probably won't buy again because of the bleeding issues. I find that the accuracy is wrong in the sense it's better than it reads. I set up a bunch of 20 gallon tanks for fry and stuff. First and second test have a little change which was expected. I've already lost one test tube cap, most likely due to my cats playing with them. My water was good to go and soon after I for fish that are doing well! It is one small part of the overall aquarium ownership experience.

  • Pet Control HQ Glucometer for Dogs & Cats - Lab-Accurate Blood Sugar Glucose Meter Testing Kit, Test Strips w/ 2 Calibrated Code-Chips to Monitor Canine or Feline Diabetes - 50 Lancets & Log Book
  • VET-APPROVED FOR FAST & RELIABLE RESULTS: The Pet Control HQ Blood Glucose Meter is trusted by Veterinarians to get fast and accurate glucose readings for diabetic pets; In fact, they choose this pet glucometer because it uses premium GDH enzyme collaborating test strips (stored in a temperature-controlled vial) and has 2 Code-Chips (one for dogs the other cats) for more consistent and accurate test results that can help your furry friends stay in the safe range
  • GENTLE - EVEN FOR SENSITIVE PETS: This pet glucometer requires the least amount of blood of any test available (only 0.6µL) which makes metering as painless and stress-free as possible, and research shows that home testing is more accurate than vet offices due to comfort and lowered stress (especially for high anxiety dogs and cats); Plus, most customers say that after a few tests on the ankle callus, leg, ear, or paw, they’ve seen no more discomfort for their loved ones than at the vet office
  • LAB-ACCURATE TESTING FROM THE COMFORT OF HOME: Veterinarians recommend blood tests because your pet’s highly-regulated system doesn’t change or dilute with hydration (like humans); Our lab-accurate testing lets you precisely monitor blood sugar in the comfort of your home - you’ll enjoy peace of mind that you’re staying on top of your pet’s diabetes to keep them safe and healthy
  • EASY ONE-BUTTON TEST RESULTS IN SECONDS: Pet Parents who want to avoid the nasty side-effects of hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia say they love how the one-button operation and easy-to-read 10-second test results give them the confidence to take care of diabetic pooches and kittens - without the stress of vet visits on their animals
  • 2 CODE-CHIP GLUCOMETER FOR CATS & DOGS: Drop the cost of vet bills with the Pet Control HQ medical-grade pet glucometer; Unlike other options that use the same test strip for cats and dogs, this has a 2 Code-Chip test strip (one calibrated for your K9, the other for your kitty) to give you lab-accurate readings of insulin levels at home; Plus, the included data-tracking log book lets you track and share your pet’s readings with your vet for added confidence
  • 1 Pet Control HQ Glucometer for dogs & cats
  • 50 Blood glucose test strips for dogs & cats
  • 2 Code-Chips (one for dogs and one for cats)
  • Manufacture: Pet Control HQ
  • Batteries: 1 CR2 batteries required. (included)
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Pet Control HQ Final Thoughts

"Easy to read."

So I got these to try and I love them. I find that the accuracy is wrong in the sense it's better than it reads. This is a good kit so much more accurate and easy to figure out how to use it. But if it's wrong at least I was proactive about it. Nice to have in hand when you own an aquarium. Nice that so many things are tested with one dip in the water. My results are never all over the place like other reviewers.

Overall Score
4.1


(61 Points)

7. AquaticHI Aquarium Refractometer for Saltwater/Brackish/Marine/Reef Tank Testing, Automatic Temperat...

User Ratings: 74 4

AquaticHI First Impressions

"This is my water."

I respect a company that backs their product. They show results, what is safe& not safe and what to do if not safe. Wasn't labeled that way in the descriptor. The kH pad sometimes has the same problem as well. The key is that you are looking for changes. Nice that so many things are tested with one dip in the water. I have not found that to be true for myself.

  • AquaticHI Aquarium Refractometer for Saltwater/Brackish/Marine/Reef Tank Testing, Automatic Temperature Control, Salinity (0-100ppt) and Specific Gravity (1.000-1.070)
  • ⭐️ DUAL SCALE REFRACTOMETER: Measures in Salinity 0 - 100ppt and Specific Gravity 1.000 - 1.070
  • ⭐️ IDEAL APPLICATIONS: Aquariums, Marine Monitoring, Agricultural, Gardening & Educational Purposes (Biology Projects)
  • ⭐️ AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE COMPENSATION (ATC): Automated to provide accurate measurements even with temperature fluctuations
  • ⭐️ AFFORDABLE high quality while providing ⭐️ PROFESSIONAL testing equipment standards, accurate even at low salt levels
  • ⭐️ STANDARD PACKAGE INCLUDES: 1 Refractometer, 1 Hard Carrying Case, 1 Calibrating Screw Driver, 1 Pippet, 1 Cleaning Clothe, 1 Instruction Manual
  • Manufacture: Center Optoelectronics Technology Company Limited
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AquaticHI Final Thoughts

"Strips work great!"

Nice that so many things are tested with one dip in the water. If your lighting isn't right the colors will be very off. If you're out for speed, but with less accuracy get the dip tests. It does not test ammonia but that's clear in the description and bottle. I have some pretty lousy water where I live. It is easy to use and accurate enough. They show results, what is safe& not safe and what to do if not safe.

Overall Score
4.5


(101 Points)

8. Ciano 6 in 1 Aquarium Water Test Strips 300 Tests, Fish Tank Water Levels Test

Ciano First Impressions

"+1-800-526-0650."

They showed the same results as these for the sites they had in common. As you can see in comparison the only difference was the Nitrate. I don't know so much about how precise these are. Just dip the strip in the tank water for two seconds, then read right away. These have worked to keep my fish safe and healthy. I used to always take a water sample to the pet store and they would teat it. I respect a company that backs their product.

  • Ciano 6 in 1 Aquarium Water Test Strips 300 Tests, Fish Tank Water Levels Test
  • Ciano Aquarium Water Test Strips 300 Tests, monitor six levels which are crucial for good water quality.
  • 50 test strips, easy to use dip strips
  • 6 separate tests per dip test, pH (acidity), KH (carbonate hardness), GH (general hardness), nitrite (NO2), Cl2 (Chlorine) and nitrate (NO3)
  • Not intended for Salt (Marine) water
  • Manufacture: Ciano
  • Item Weight: 10.58 Ounces
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Ciano Final Thoughts

"With this is alot easier."

This is essential for an accurate reading. You never want to wait too long and the tank crashes and has major problems. Here's Tetra's strips if you're curious. But just for a quick check, its hard to beat these test strips. Takes about 5 minutes to check everything. The nitrate test is a little finicky as most users will agree. Accurate results and much much cheaper than buying from a pet chain.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

9. Boxtech Aquarium Marine Test Sea Saltwater Hydrometer Reef - Ocean Hydrometer Salinity Meter - for F...

User Ratings: 62 7

boxtech First Impressions

"00 becomes 40."

The rest of the test in the kit are much easier to use. Overall, I am very happy with this kit. 32 seconds and I have a reading and I'm on my way with no mess. Best price, best quality, fair accuracy and better than most brands, etc. I have a freshwater tank that includes some delicate invertebrates. Easy to use, a good quantity and quality for the price. Not sure if the reading is 0 or more likely something between 0-.

  • Boxtech Aquarium Marine Test Sea Saltwater Hydrometer Reef - Ocean Hydrometer Salinity Meter - for Fish Tank Water Salinity Specific Gravity Test
  • Safe Material:Made of plastic,aquarium clear Automatic Accurate Readable SaltWater Hydrometer.
  • Durable Clear Acrylic:Accurate, durable, and easy to read your marine aquarium's salt level and specific gravity,Small and waterproof.if the specific gravity between 1.000 - 1.019,show that the specific gravity is small;if the specific gravity between 1.020 - 1.023,show that the specific gravity is nomal;if the specific gravity between 1.024 - 1.030,show that the specific gravity is big;
  • Clearly Safe Zone Indicated:Includes solinity and specific grovity scales.The outside rang of scale indicates salinity(PPT).The inside range of scale indicates gravity.And with safe zone clearly indicated.Range of use: 0-40 degrees (1.000-1.030).If the salinity ppt between 32 - 40,show that the salinity hydrometer is high;If the salinity ppt between 27 - 31,show that the salinity hydrometer is normal; If the salinity ppt between 0 - 26,show that the salinity hydrometer is light.
  • Wide Usage:Fit for brackish and marine aquariums.Perfect for testing both salinity and specific gravity of your brackish and marine tank.Includes solinity and specific grovity scales.Suitable for fresh water and sea water.
  • Easy to Read and Use:The easy-to-read swing-arm pointer and extra wide stable base provide an accurate test result.
  • Manufacture: Boxtech
  • Product Dimensions: 5.12 x 9.06 x 0.98 inches; 3.6 Ounces
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boxtech Final Thoughts

"Pond water testing."

About my pic color difference of the water and the chart and about the bad reviews. Wasn't labeled that way in the descriptor. A plus is that they don't bleed colors while testing. It you take it to a local fish store. Comes with a lot of test strips, that are extremely easy to use and read. Strips are accurate as far as I can tell. I'm the test strip came in handy it saved all of my fish.

Overall Score
4.2


(123 Points)

10. Ammonia Fw/Sw Test Kit

User Ratings: 66 4

Mars Petcare Usa Masterfoods First Impressions

"Strips work great!"

It's really accurate and makes me feel like I'm a scientist while doing it. The strips are packaged well so they stay fresh and ready to use. It's quick and easy and can give you an alert if something may be going on. But if it's wrong at least I was proactive about it. While using these weirder chemicals, it worries me a little bit. Unfortunately nitrates still might be the most important test, at least for me it is. Every test I do takes just a few drops.

  • Ammonia Fw/Sw Test Kit
  • Tests ammonia levels from 0 to 8 parts per million.
  • Ammonia is the number one killer of tropical fish, and is continuously produced by the aquarium from fish wastes, decomposin.
  • All items are brand new, never worn and never used. We guarantee the authenticity of all items.
  • Manufacture: Mars Petcare Usa Masterfoods
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Mars Petcare Usa Masterfoods Final Thoughts

"See my attached photos."

I have not had any problem whatsoever. Nice that so many things are tested with one dip in the water. It is one small part of the overall aquarium ownership experience. Unfortunately nitrates still might be the most important test, at least for me it is. This is not the right way to use this test, as it took me awhile to realize this. I started wearing gloves when I use the kit. If you want accurate pH get the API liquid test that includes pH and high pH.

Overall Score
4.4


(45 Points)

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