Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Tetra Aquarium Test Kits

1. Tetra EasyStrips 6-in-1 Aquarium Test Strips for Fresh/Salt Water

User Ratings: 78 2

Tetra 19543 First Impressions

"00 becomes 40."

Every test I do takes just a few drops. Overall, I am very happy with this kit. This kit is extremely accurate and very well designed for convenient use and storage. 6 showing the test strip as an accurate reading. First and second test have a little change which was expected. Their Whisper 1-5 filter cartridges have skyrocketed in price and become a scarcity. Very good instructions and a comparison color chart.

  • Tetra EasyStrips 6-in-1 Aquarium Test Strips for Fresh/Salt Water
  • COMPLETE TESTING Regularly testing your water levels is critical to the success of your aquarium
  • 6 DIFFERENT TESTS WITH 1 STRIP Just one test monitors nitrates nitrites water hardness chlorine alkalinity and pH levels
  • VERSATILE Can be used in both freshwater and saltwater aquariums
  • CONVENIENT Just dip into water wait 60 seconds and read results
  • USAGE Use weekly to monitor aquarium water after water changes or when adding new fish
  • Age Range Description: All Life Stages
  • Manufacture: Tetra
  • Product Dimensions: 1.81 x 1.81 x 3.75 inches; 1.6 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Tetra 19543
  • Test Accuracy
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Tetra 19543 Final Thoughts

"So read the instructions."

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. Just be careful, after all these are chemicals. Every test I do takes just a few drops. I tested the water and the nitrates and the ph were pretty high still. I'm the test strip came in handy it saved all of my fish. I even got an extra 32 test strips as an added bonus.

Overall Score
4.6


(3788 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Tetra Aquarium Test Kits

2. Tetra EasyStrips 25 Count, Ammonia Test Strips For aquariums, Water Testing, 25-Strip, Model:19540

User Ratings: 70 4

Tetra 19540 First Impressions

"Two packages were inside."

This is essential for an accurate reading. No one brand is going to guarantee against this. A brand new aquarium will experience what is called a cycle. Strips were always stored in a sealed dry place. I have a 55 gallon tank with a few large goldfish. Some of the readings develop better than others. I have not found that to be true for myself.

  • Tetra EasyStrips 25 Count, Ammonia Test Strips For aquariums, Water Testing, 25-Strip, Model:19540
  • AMMONIA TESTING Regularly testing your water ammonia levels is critical to the success of your aquarium
  • VERSATILE Can be used in both freshwater and saltwater aquariums
  • CONVENIENT Just dip into water wait 10 seconds and read results
  • COMPATIBLE WITH TETRA MY aquarium APP Get instant water care product recommendations based on testing results
  • USAGE Use when setting up a new aquarium after water changes or as needed
  • Age Range Description: All Life Stages
  • Manufacture: Tetra
  • Product Dimensions: 5.94 x 5.94 x 11.75 inches; 0.8 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Tetra 19540
  • Test Accuracy
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Tetra 19540 Final Thoughts

"Very easy to use."

If your lighting isn't right the colors will be very off. So this thing worked very well and gave a reading that made perfect sense. My water was good to go and soon after I for fish that are doing well! The test strips work as advertised. I set up a bunch of 20 gallon tanks for fry and stuff. If this review was helpful, please click the helpful button! Then put the cap on the test vial and invert it several times.

Overall Score
4.4


(709 Points)

3. Tetra EasyStrips Complete Aquarium Test Kit

User Ratings: 73 4

Tetra 19544 First Impressions

"Would buy again for sure!"

But after last night these are a must have for me. I mean some people would never do a water test at all. Before, I brought water into a pet store, but kept seeing no signs of improvement. Not really sure if there is a way to fix that though. It does'not' have the same accuracy but it’s very close. I would not use it solely for checking nitrate and nitrites. The rest of the test in the kit are much easier to use.

  • Tetra EasyStrips Complete Aquarium Test Kit
  • ALL-IN-ONE TESTING KIT: Everything you need to test your aquarium water.
  • 7 DIFFERENT TESTS WITH 1 STRIP: Just one test monitors ammonia, nitrates, nitrites, water hardness, chlorine, alkalinity and pH levels.
  • VERSATILE: Can be used in both freshwater and saltwater aquariums.
  • CONVENIENT: Just dip into water, wait 60 seconds and read results.
  • USAGE: Use weekly to monitor aquarium water, after water changes or when adding new fish.
  • Manufacture: Tetra
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 4 x 1.13 inches; 2.4 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Tetra 19544
  • Test Accuracy
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Tetra 19544 Final Thoughts

"Great test kit."

If you're looking for a quick-hit on a range of water quality these are the answer. I like API products and find them the most accurate. Here's Tetra's strips if you're curious. Nice that so many things are tested with one dip in the water. It does not test ammonia but that's clear in the description and bottle. I wish there were a simpler accurate test for it. If you want accurate pH get the API liquid test that includes pH and high pH.

Overall Score
4.5


(680 Points)

4. TETRA EasyStrips Ammonia Aquarium Test Strips, 100-Count

User Ratings: 78 3

Tetra 19541 First Impressions

"Hope this was useful."

But, I will continue to order Tetra's 6 in 1 until someone makes a better test strip. I used to always take a water sample to the pet store and they would teat it. The API Test Strips are a good water monitoring system for small tanks. A brand new aquarium will experience what is called a cycle. I have a freshwater tank that includes some delicate invertebrates. Best price, best quality, fair accuracy and better than most brands, etc. Best price, best quality, fair accuracy and better than most brands, etc.

  • TETRA EasyStrips Ammonia Aquarium Test Strips, 100-Count
  • AMMONIA TESTING Regularly testing your water ammonia levels is critical to the success of your aquarium
  • VERSATILE Can be used in both freshwater and saltwater aquariums
  • CONVENIENT Just dip into water wait 10 seconds and read results
  • COMPATIBLE WITH TETRA MY aquarium APP Get instant water care product recommendations based on testing results
  • USAGE Use when setting up a new aquarium after water changes or as needed
  • Manufacture: Tetra
  • Product Dimensions: 1.81 x 1.81 x 3.75 inches; 1.6 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Tetra 19541
  • Test Accuracy
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Tetra 19541 Final Thoughts

"Easy to use."

It does take some time though to actually get it done. 32 seconds and I have a reading and I'm on my way with no mess. Accurate results and much much cheaper than buying from a pet chain. Wasn't labeled that way in the descriptor. Their Whisper 1-5 filter cartridges have skyrocketed in price and become a scarcity. This is essential for an accurate reading. No one brand is going to guarantee against this.

Overall Score
4.6


(509 Points)

Honorable Mentions - More Top Selling Tetra Aquarium Test Kits

5. 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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Tetra 19543
  • Test Accuracy
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

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)

6. ICP Analysis 33 Elemental Water Test Kit - Single Sample Kit

User Ratings: 56 22

ICP Analysis First Impressions

"But do they help, yes."

These strips work very well and I have had consistent results with them. I tested the water and the nitrates and the ph were pretty high still. They're super easy to read and seem to be pretty accurate. So did another water change today and now I have happy fish. These strips work very well and I have had consistent results with them. To test it, I bought a 5 pack of 5 site test strips from Petco. In my opinion they arent quite as accurate as master test kits either.

  • ICP Analysis 33 Elemental Water Test Kit - Single Sample Kit
  • ICP Test results are emailed directly to you 24 hours after the water sample is received!
  • Water Testing for 33 Differnt Elements
  • Works with Saltwater and Freshwater - It is beneficial to test your drinking water to insure that chemicals, metals or other harmful elements are not ingested by your family or pets.
  • Manufacture: ICP Analysis
  • Editor's Impressions Of The ICP Analysis
  • Test Accuracy
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

ICP Analysis Final Thoughts

"Gives me peace of mind."

While using these weirder chemicals, it worries me a little bit. It was also kinda hard to get exactly 5ml Into the tubes. I'm the test strip came in handy it saved all of my fish. I have not had any problem whatsoever. Dip it in the water horizontally and keep it horizontal and read it against bottle. I set up a bunch of 20 gallon tanks for fry and stuff. These strips are not to be trusted as a primary testing method for aquariums.

Overall Score
3.7


(29 Points)

7. Aquaforest Nitrate NO3 Test Kit

Aquaforest 55~65 Testes First Impressions

", is that a 6, 6."

The test strips work as advertised. These helped me check the levels and they were easy to use. Wasn't labeled that way in the descriptor. Overall, I am very happy with this kit. It was also kinda hard to get exactly 5ml Into the tubes. This spreads out the 6 month expiration date after opening. The kH pad sometimes has the same problem as well.

  • Aquaforest Nitrate NO3 Test Kit
  • Manufacture: Aquaforest
  • Product Dimensions: 5.12 x 1.97 x 5.91 inches; 6.74 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aquaforest 55~65 Testes
  • Test Accuracy
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Aquaforest 55~65 Testes Final Thoughts

"25 from 0."

Probably won't buy again because of the bleeding issues. It's difficult to tell if all the test sites on the strip are accurate. Their Whisper 1-5 filter cartridges have skyrocketed in price and become a scarcity. Also, I'd avoid Tetra's strips to be honest- the reviews speak for themselves. My tap water actually was really green and was a very close match to the 1. Probably won't buy again because of the bleeding issues. The test strips work as advertised.

Overall Score
5.0


(2 Points)

8. Nutrafin pH Wide Range 4.5 to 9.0 for Fresh and Saltwater, 100-Tests

User Ratings: 51 20

Nutrafin A7815 First Impressions

"I really enjoy this kit."

So off to buy some sponge filters I went! I take every precaution about the chlorine, and trust the strips for everything else. Strips were always stored in a sealed dry place. This test kit is easy to use and the results are easy to read. They quickly shipped me a new product. But it is accurate and convenient as is. Tank lids, water additives and more have seen the same effect.

  • Nutrafin pH Wide Range 4.5 to 9.0 for Fresh and Saltwater, 100-Tests
  • Suitable for freshwater or marine aquariums to establish the right pH range for your fish (4.5-9.0
  • Determines general range of pH in your aquarium
  • Helps you determine proper environment type for your fish
  • Works to provide a healthy and clean living environment for your fish
  • Easy to follow directions; Contains 100 Tests
  • Manufacture: Nutrafin
  • Product Dimensions: 2 x 5.5 x 5 inches; 3.2 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nutrafin A7815
  • Test Accuracy
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Nutrafin A7815 Final Thoughts

"Used the same kit before."

I found running all the tests took me around 10 minutes. These have worked to keep my fish safe and healthy. The API Test Strips are a good water monitoring system for small tanks. In my opinion they arent quite as accurate as master test kits either. Will definitely buy again, if we ever run out! Overall good value for a small hobbyist aquarium owner. But if it's wrong at least I was proactive about it.

Overall Score
3.9


(28 Points)

9. Red Sea Fish Pharm ARE21416 Reagent Magnesium Pro Refill Kit for Aquarium, 100 Tests

User Ratings: 79 3

Red Sea Fish Pharm Ltd. 306014 First Impressions

"Thanks Seachem."

Nice that so many things are tested with one dip in the water. Very easy to use and very easy to read test strips. These strips are not to be trusted as a primary testing method for aquariums. This is essential for an accurate reading. These are working very well for me. Their Whisper 1-5 filter cartridges have skyrocketed in price and become a scarcity. Strips are accurate as far as I can tell.

  • Red Sea Fish Pharm ARE21416 Reagent Magnesium Pro Refill Kit for Aquarium, 100 Tests
  • 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
  • Magnesium pro test kit boasts a new level of convenience for reef aquarium hobbyists
  • Routine And Precise Measurement Of Aquarium Magnesium Levels Is Essential For Successful Coral Reef Aquariums
  • This Advanced Magnesium Titration Test Kit Encourages Proper Testing Skills With Ease-Of-Use
  • Manufacture: TopDawg Pet Supply
  • Product Dimensions: 4.72 x 1.97 x 3.15 inches; 6.38 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Red Sea Fish Pharm Ltd. 306014
  • Test Accuracy
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Red Sea Fish Pharm Ltd. 306014 Final Thoughts

"Let me explain."

Takes about 5 minutes to check everything. I like API products and find them the most accurate. As you can see in comparison the only difference was the Nitrate. So this thing worked very well and gave a reading that made perfect sense. First and second test have a little change which was expected. I have not had any problem whatsoever. It shows it could be between 1-20 but the liquid shows 0.

Overall Score
4.6


(59 Points)

10. Hanna Instruments HI700 Freshwater Ammonia Low Range Checker Test Kit - Freshwater

User Ratings: 81

Hanna Instruments MAGNUM_MEDIA HI700 First Impressions

"Great test kit."

I mean some people would never do a water test at all. It's quick and easy and can give you an alert if something may be going on. Very good instructions and a comparison color chart. I have a 55 gallon tank with a few large goldfish. Not really sure if there is a way to fix that though. Not sure if the reading is 0 or more likely something between 0-. 6 and run a high pH you will see it could actually be 7.

  • Hanna Instruments HI700 Freshwater Ammonia Low Range Checker Test Kit - Freshwater
  • Manufacture: Hanna Instruments
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5 x 2 inches; 9.6 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Hanna Instruments MAGNUM_MEDIA HI700
  • Test Accuracy
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Hanna Instruments MAGNUM_MEDIA HI700 Final Thoughts

"But do they help, yes."

Nice that so many things are tested with one dip in the water. I don't know so much about how precise these are. These are working very well for me. First few strips I used gave an accurate ready. I'm still not sure about the chlorine site. But after last night these are a must have for me. I will now test my water periodically to make sure everything is ok.

Overall Score
4.8


(6 Points)

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