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. Seachem MultiTest Iodine and Iodide Test Kit

User Ratings: 48 9

Seachem 116097802 First Impressions

"Worked great."

I found running all the tests took me around 10 minutes. I have a 55 gallon tank with a few large goldfish. They quickly shipped me a new product. Best price, best quality, fair accuracy and better than most brands, etc. Then put the cap on the test vial and invert it several times. This spreads out the 6 month expiration date after opening. Strips were always stored in a sealed dry place.

  • Seachem MultiTest Iodine and Iodide Test Kit
  • 75 test
  • Fresh or saltwater use
  • Unique indicator
  • Manufacture: Seachem Laboratories, Inc.
  • Product Dimensions: 4.6 x 4.6 x 2.5 inches; 3.2 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Seachem 116097802
  • Test Accuracy
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Seachem 116097802 Final Thoughts

"I really enjoy this kit."

This is essential for an accurate reading. Overall good value for a small hobbyist aquarium owner. The key is that you are looking for changes. They showed the same results as these for the sites they had in common. So I got these to try and I love them. My water was good to go and soon after I for fish that are doing well! To test it, I bought a 5 pack of 5 site test strips from Petco.

Overall Score
4.1


(32 Points)

7. Freshwater Aquarium Test Strips 6 in 1 - Fish Tank Test Kit for Testing pH Nitrite Nitrate Chlorine ...

User Ratings: 91

AQUA CARE PRO First Impressions

"This is a good item."

Quantity of strips seems very good. And if it was, please click on the helpful button below. Accurate results and much much cheaper than buying from a pet chain. First and second test have a little change which was expected. Then put the cap on the test vial and invert it several times. 6 and run a high pH you will see it could actually be 7. So I got these to try and I love them.

  • Freshwater Aquarium Test Strips 6 in 1 - Fish Tank Test Kit for Testing pH Nitrite Nitrate Chlorine General & Carbonate Hardness (GH & KH) - Easy to Read Wide Strips & Full Water Testing Guide - 18 Ct
  • KEEP YOUR AQUARIUM OR POND HEALTHY - Monitoring your aquarium’s water quality is the most important thing for keeping tropical fish healthy and vibrant, and your tank looking beautiful.
  • QUICK & EASY TO USE - Designed by experts, this 6 in 1 freshwater aquarium test kit is fast and easier to use than liquid test kits. Aqua Care Pro strips are wider and have non-bleeding colors, making them easier to hold, dip, and read.
  • DESIGNED FOR AQUARIUMS AND PONDS - Aqua Care Pro strips test for General Hardness (GH), Nitrite, Nitrate, pH, Carbonate Hardness (KH), and Chlorine. The test results are in the proper range for aquarium and pond keeping.
  • ECONOMICAL PACKAGING - Why buy more strips than you need? This kit includes 12 + 6 strips for monthly testing (one year’s supply + 6 extra strips). Each strip is individually sealed to maintain freshness.
  • 24/7 CUSTOMER SUPPORT - The test kit includes detailed instructions for testing, understanding your results, and an e-book with helpful tips written by 30+ year industry experts. You’ll also have 24/7 access to our expert US-based aquatic biologists.
  • Manufacture: Health Metric
  • Editor's Impressions Of The AQUA CARE PRO
  • Test Accuracy
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

AQUA CARE PRO Final Thoughts

"It's that easy."

So off to buy some sponge filters I went! Then replace the caps of the bottle and test vial. Every test I do takes just a few drops. Not really sure if there is a way to fix that though. My water was good to go and soon after I for fish that are doing well! Accurate results and much much cheaper than buying from a pet chain. The strips are able to monitor pH, nitrate, nitrite, water hardness.

Overall Score
4.8


(17 Points)

8. AZOO PH Test Kit

User Ratings: 90

Azoo AZ24001 First Impressions

"Would buy again for sure!"

If you're looking for a quick-hit on a range of water quality these are the answer. Always nice to get something extra! The stripa are easy to use, clear instructions and I gor results in seconds. Every test I do takes just a few drops. If you're looking for a quick-hit on a range of water quality these are the answer. They show results, what is safe& not safe and what to do if not safe. I was having trouble keeping my fish tank water looking good.

  • AZOO PH Test Kit
  • For Freshwater, Saltwater and Pond
  • Includes a Sample Vial, Color Comparison Chart
  • Easy to Use
  • For Freshwater, Saltwater and Pond
  • Easy to Use
  • Manufacture: Sevenports, Inc
  • Product Dimensions: 3.75 x 2 x 1 inches; 0.96 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Azoo AZ24001
  • Test Accuracy
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Azoo AZ24001 Final Thoughts

"Nice product."

Their Whisper 1-5 filter cartridges have skyrocketed in price and become a scarcity. If you're out for speed, but with less accuracy get the dip tests. So I got these to try and I love them. The price is great for all these essential tests! Well I found out why they were gulping so bad. You mostly find them using API also. These are working very well for me.

Overall Score
4.9


(10 Points)

9. Red Sea Marine Test Kit Nitrate/Nitrite, 50/50 tests

User Ratings: 77

Red Sea Fish pHarm FBA_63321465 First Impressions

"So they're measuring!"

If this review was helpful, please click the helpful button! So this thing worked very well and gave a reading that made perfect sense. If I had a complaint, I wish the color legend was printed on the bottle. Not sure if the reading is 0 or more likely something between 0-. Wasn't labeled that way in the descriptor. Strips are accurate as far as I can tell. They test pretty accurate when run against my chemical tests.

  • Red Sea Marine Test Kit Nitrate/Nitrite, 50/50 tests
  • Marine care program nitrate/nitrite combi-test kit
  • Provides 50 nitrate plus 50 nitrite advanced colorimetric tests for marine aquariums
  • Its accuracy of 0.05 ppm or 2 ppm
  • Performs 50/50 tests
  • It range is 0-1 ppm or 0-250 ppm
  • Manufacture: Red Sea Fish Pharm
  • Product Dimensions: 4.75 x 3.25 x 2 inches; 5.6 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Red Sea Fish pHarm FBA_63321465
  • Test Accuracy
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Red Sea Fish pHarm FBA_63321465 Final Thoughts

"Worked great."

It shows it could be between 1-20 but the liquid shows 0. It looks to have the slightest green tinge but is not as green as the 0. I set up a bunch of 20 gallon tanks for fry and stuff. If I had a complaint, I wish the color legend was printed on the bottle. About my pic color difference of the water and the chart and about the bad reviews. Overall good value for a small hobbyist aquarium owner. This is no different so I wouldn't knock this product for that.

Overall Score
4.6


(23 Points)

10. All Seas Marine Inc Sal Test Kit Copper Profi

User Ratings: 38 31

All Seas Marine Inc SI009 First Impressions

"Easy to use."

So off to buy some sponge filters I went! Tetra has always done that and I will continue to use their products. I don't know so much about how precise these are. The kH pad sometimes has the same problem as well. 6 and run a high pH you will see it could actually be 7. Very good instructions and a comparison color chart. I take every precaution about the chlorine, and trust the strips for everything else.

  • All Seas Marine Inc Sal Test Kit Copper Profi
  • Copper is often used as a treatment for parasite infested fish and it is essential that the correct
  • Tap water can also be naturally high in copper and it is therefore advisable to test for this on a regular basis.
  • 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
  • Can be used for marine, fresh and garden pond water. Strongly chelated copper will only be partly or not at all detected. Keep out of reach of children. Not for consumption.
  • Manufacture: Salifert
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 2 x 4 inches; 1.6 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The All Seas Marine Inc SI009
  • Test Accuracy
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

All Seas Marine Inc SI009 Final Thoughts

"Easy to use."

As you can see in comparison the only difference was the Nitrate. I have a 55 gallon tank with a few large goldfish. Probably won't buy again because of the bleeding issues. Accurate results and much much cheaper than buying from a pet chain. So this thing worked very well and gave a reading that made perfect sense. But it is accurate and convenient as is. My results are never all over the place like other reviewers.

Overall Score
3.3


(7 Points)

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