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. Seachem MultiTest - Marine pH/Alkalinity - 75 Tests

User Ratings: 46 13

Seachem 116094009 First Impressions

"Especially for the price!"

So did another water change today and now I have happy fish. You never want to wait too long and the tank crashes and has major problems. To test it, I bought a 5 pack of 5 site test strips from Petco. This test kit is easy to use and the results are easy to read. They quickly shipped me a new product. They test pretty accurate when run against my chemical tests. Not sure if the reading is 0 or more likely something between 0-.

  • Seachem MultiTest - Marine pH/Alkalinity - 75 Tests
  • 75 Tests
  • For Marine or high PH freshwater
  • Unique dye that has a pronounced color change between 8.0 and 8.3
  • Multi-cavity plate for simultaneous testing of up to 6 tests at the same time
  • Includes reference for test validation
  • Manufacture: Seachem Laboratories, Inc.
  • Product Dimensions: 4.6 x 4.3 x 2.5 inches; 2.4 Ounces
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Seachem 116094009 Final Thoughts

"Hope this was useful."

These strips work very well and I have had consistent results with them. So off to buy some sponge filters I went! They showed the same results as these for the sites they had in common. If you're out for speed, but with less accuracy get the dip tests. This is essential for an accurate reading. The strips are able to monitor pH, nitrate, nitrite, water hardness. It does not test ammonia but that's clear in the description and bottle.

Overall Score
3.8


(11 Points)

4. 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
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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)

5. Reef Care Magnesium Pro High Accuracy Test Kit - 100 Tests [Misc.]

User Ratings: 77 4

Red Sea 306013 First Impressions

"Also they leak."

These helped me check the levels and they were easy to use. I was having trouble keeping my fish tank water looking good. The test strips work as advertised. It does take some time though to actually get it done. Overall good value for a small hobbyist aquarium owner. The stripa are easy to use, clear instructions and I gor results in seconds. I wish there were a simpler accurate test for it.

  • Reef Care Magnesium Pro High Accuracy Test Kit - 100 Tests [Misc.]
  • Magnesium pro test kit is an advanced titration test
  • Measuring the level of magnesium in your reef aquarium to an exceptionally high accuracy of 20 ppm
  • This test kit enables accurate dosing of reef foundation C supplement (magnesium) which is part of the complete reef care program
  • Includes a durable, chemical resistant plastic case, analytical grade glass vials
  • A high precision titrate with materials for up to 100 tests
  • Manufacture: TopDawg Pet Supply
  • Product Dimensions: 5.12 x 5.12 x 3.15 inches; 14.39 Ounces
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Red Sea 306013 Final Thoughts

"They work for me."

They're super easy to read and seem to be pretty accurate. I wish there were a simpler accurate test for it. Nice that so many things are tested with one dip in the water. Price is good for the quantity and functionality of the tester strips. As you can see in comparison the only difference was the Nitrate. Besides these few flaws I have to say it's a great starter kit. Unfortunately nitrates still might be the most important test, at least for me it is.

Overall Score
4.6


(91 Points)

6. Lamotte GREEN Program Low Cost Water Monitoring Kit

User Ratings: 79

LaMotte 32771 First Impressions

"Would buy again for sure!"

Unfortunately nitrates still might be the most important test, at least for me it is. It is easy to use and accurate enough. It's really accurate and makes me feel like I'm a scientist while doing it. It's quick and easy and can give you an alert if something may be going on. A plus is that they don't bleed colors while testing. As you can see in comparison the only difference was the Nitrate. These strips are not to be trusted as a primary testing method for aquariums.

  • Lamotte GREEN Program Low Cost Water Monitoring Kit
  • Manufacture: LaMotte Company
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LaMotte 32771 Final Thoughts

"Worked pretty well."

While using these weirder chemicals, it worries me a little bit. This test kit is easy to use and the results are easy to read. As you can see in comparison the only difference was the Nitrate. These are do helpful with maintaining your tank. Here's Tetra's strips if you're curious. I cut each strip down the middle so that I have even more tests. My water was good to go and soon after I for fish that are doing well!

Overall Score
4.7


(26 Points)

7. API NITRITE TEST KIT 180-Test Freshwater and Saltwater Aquarium Test Kit

User Ratings: 81 2

API 26 First Impressions

"They work for me."

These strips are not to be trusted as a primary testing method for aquariums. The price is great for all these essential tests! I have not found that to be true for myself. It is one small part of the overall aquarium ownership experience. The nitrate test is a little finicky as most users will agree. The strips are able to monitor pH, nitrate, nitrite, water hardness. Having the key on the bottle is very helpful, it won't get lost.

  • API NITRITE TEST KIT 180-Test Freshwater and Saltwater Aquarium Test Kit
  • Contains one (1) API NITRITE TEST KIT 180-Test Freshwater and Saltwater Aquarium Test Kit, including 1 bottle of testing solution, 1 color card and 1 glass test tube with cap
  • Helps monitor nitrite and prevent invisible water problems that can be harmful to fish
  • Accurately detects high nitrate levels from 0-5 ppm
  • Prevents high levels of nitrite which inhibit fish respiration and suppress their immune systems
  • Use for weekly monitoring and when water or fish problems appear
  • Manufacture: Aquarium Pharmaceuticals
  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 2.38 x 5.13 inches; 2.4 Ounces
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API 26 Final Thoughts

"Worth the money."

I have a freshwater tank that includes some delicate invertebrates. I have not had any problem whatsoever. But, I will continue to order Tetra's 6 in 1 until someone makes a better test strip. Nice that so many things are tested with one dip in the water. I have some pretty lousy water where I live. I would not use it solely for checking nitrate and nitrites. 6 and run a high pH you will see it could actually be 7.

Overall Score
4.7


(605 Points)

8. HMT General Kit

User Ratings: 60 17

Osumex OSUMEX-HMT First Impressions

"Great magnesium test kit."

I respect a company that backs their product. I wouldn't call this a master kit but a great start. Dip it in the water horizontally and keep it horizontal and read it against bottle. Very helpful for checking the water in our tank. I like API products and find them the most accurate. Before, I brought water into a pet store, but kept seeing no signs of improvement. But, I will continue to order Tetra's 6 in 1 until someone makes a better test strip.

  • HMT General Kit
  • Test for a range of 8 toxic heavy metals in any clear solution
  • Cadmium Cobalt Copper Lead Manganese Mercury Nickel Zinc
  • Easy to use at home with simple instructions giving results in minutes
  • Accurate results verified by an independent laboratory Kemetco Research Lab
  • Manufacture: Osumex
  • Product Dimensions: 3.13 x 1.64 x 0.09 inches; 0.64 Ounces
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Osumex OSUMEX-HMT Final Thoughts

"Bought the 100 Count."

It's really accurate and makes me feel like I'm a scientist while doing it. These have worked to keep my fish safe and healthy. All bottles clearly labeled and tell you how many drops. Comes with a lot of test strips, that are extremely easy to use and read. While using these weirder chemicals, it worries me a little bit. But if it's wrong at least I was proactive about it. Always nice to get something extra!

Overall Score
4.0


(81 Points)

9. Nutrafin Nitrate 0.0 to 110.0 Mg/L for Fresh and Saltwater, 80-Tests

User Ratings: 72 7

Nutrafin A7845 First Impressions

"A great kit!"

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. It was also kinda hard to get exactly 5ml Into the tubes. It's difficult to tell if all the test sites on the strip are accurate. I tested the water and the nitrates and the ph were pretty high still. Not really sure if there is a way to fix that though. This is essential for an accurate reading.

  • Nutrafin Nitrate 0.0 to 110.0 Mg/L for Fresh and Saltwater, 80-Tests
  • Suitable for freshwater or marine aquariums to determine nitrate level (0.0-110.0 Mg/L)
  • Determines level of pollution in aquarium
  • Essential in monitoring your tanks water quality
  • Nitrate levels should be tested weekly
  • Easy to follow directions; Contains 80 tests
  • Manufacture: Nutrafin
  • Product Dimensions: 2 x 5.5 x 5 inches; 3.2 Ounces
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Nutrafin A7845 Final Thoughts

"5 out of 5 stars."

I would not use it solely for checking nitrate and nitrites. The key is that you are looking for changes. All bottles clearly labeled and tell you how many drops. It does take some time though to actually get it done. I used to always take a water sample to the pet store and they would teat it. Before, I brought water into a pet store, but kept seeing no signs of improvement. I take every precaution about the chlorine, and trust the strips for everything else.

Overall Score
4.4


(38 Points)

10. 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)

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