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. Tetra 19543 1000Count EasyStrips 6-in-1 Test Strips

User Ratings: 55 45

Tetra 19543 First Impressions

"Love the convenience."

Probably won't buy again because of the bleeding issues. It helps get you in the ballpark with your water perimeters. I respect a company that backs their product. If I had a complaint, I wish the color legend was printed on the bottle. Well I found out why they were gulping so bad. Overall good value for a small hobbyist aquarium owner. They test pretty accurate when run against my chemical tests.

  • Tetra 19543 1000Count EasyStrips 6-in-1 Test Strips
  • COMPLETE TESTING: Regularly testing your water levels is critical to the success of your aquarium.
  • CONVENIENT: Just dip into water, wait 60 seconds and read results.
  • VERSATILE: Can be used in both freshwater and saltwater aquariums.
  • USAGE: Use weekly to monitor aquarium water, after water changes or when adding new fish.
  • Manufacture: UPG Case Packs
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 4 x 4.13 inches; 1.9 Ounces
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Tetra 19543 Final Thoughts

"Thanks Seachem."

But it turns out that is not the case. These are do helpful with maintaining your tank. My water was good to go and soon after I for fish that are doing well! Also, I'd avoid Tetra's strips to be honest- the reviews speak for themselves. The test strips work as advertised. The price is great for all these essential tests! My tap water actually was really green and was a very close match to the 1.

Overall Score
3.2


(13 Points)

4. NYOS Nitrate (NO3) Reefer Aquarium Test Kit

User Ratings: 73 3

NYOS First Impressions

"Great test kit!"

Besides these few flaws I have to say it's a great starter kit. Then put the cap on the test vial and invert it several times. This is a kit to test for my aquarium water quality. All bottles clearly labeled and tell you how many drops. If your lighting isn't right the colors will be very off. This spreads out the 6 month expiration date after opening. I don't know so much about how precise these are.

  • NYOS Nitrate (NO3) Reefer Aquarium Test Kit
  • 50 Tests - NYOS REEFER test kits allows you to achieve precise and most importantly reproducible (i.e. in repeat measurements identical) measuring results.
  • Measurement Range: 1 – 160 mg/l NO3
  • reagents are made in Germany in accordance with EN ISO 9001, AAS and NIST standards.
  • Made in Germany
  • Manufacture: NYOS
  • Product Dimensions: 4 x 2 x 4 inches; 3.21 Ounces
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NYOS Final Thoughts

", is that a 6, 6."

This is a good kit so much more accurate and easy to figure out how to use it. I'm the test strip came in handy it saved all of my fish. You never want to wait too long and the tank crashes and has major problems. If this review was helpful, please click the helpful button! I have some pretty lousy water where I live. Well I found out why they were gulping so bad. I like API products and find them the most accurate.

Overall Score
4.5


(141 Points)

5. 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)

6. Red Sea RCP High Accuracy Calcium Test Kit Reagent Refill 75 Tests

User Ratings: 78

Red Sea Fish pHarm First Impressions

"Let me explain."

This is a good kit so much more accurate and easy to figure out how to use it. I will now test my water periodically to make sure everything is ok. I tested the water and the nitrates and the ph were pretty high still. I've already lost one test tube cap, most likely due to my cats playing with them. The key is that you are looking for changes. I started wearing gloves when I use the kit. It looks to have the slightest green tinge but is not as green as the 0.

  • Red Sea RCP High Accuracy Calcium Test Kit Reagent Refill 75 Tests
  • Calcium Pro - Reagent Refill Kit
  • Manufacture: Aquaculture Technologies
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 inches; 6.4 Ounces
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Red Sea Fish pHarm Final Thoughts

"Quick and easy use."

It's really accurate and makes me feel like I'm a scientist while doing it. I would not use it solely for checking nitrate and nitrites. So I got these to try and I love them. Probably won't buy again because of the bleeding issues. Takes about 5 minutes to check everything. The price is great for all these essential tests! If you're out for speed, but with less accuracy get the dip tests.

Overall Score
4.7


(37 Points)

7. 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)

8. 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)

9. 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
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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)

10. 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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