Editor's Choice - Our Favorite XEOGUIYA Aquarium Test Kits

1. XEOGUIYA Co2 Drop Checker, Aquarium Fish Tank Drop Checker PH Test CO2 Glass Kit

User Ratings: 68 32

XEOGUIYA First Impressions

"Helps keep my fish happy."

It does take some time though to actually get it done. I take every precaution about the chlorine, and trust the strips for everything else. Accurate results and much much cheaper than buying from a pet chain. Easy to use, a good quantity and quality for the price. But just for a quick check, its hard to beat these test strips. The strips are able to monitor pH, nitrate, nitrite, water hardness. Very easy to use and very easy to read test strips.

  • XEOGUIYA Co2 Drop Checker, Aquarium Fish Tank Drop Checker PH Test CO2 Glass Kit
  • Co2 detector material: Make of high quality glass material, durable, easy to use and clean.
  • Scope of application: It is used to detect and monitor the concentration of aquarium aquarium fish tank. It is suitable for the ornamentation and cultivation of fish tank, aquarium, especially aquatic plants, tropical fish.
  • Easy to use: Make sure your test kit is clean. Put 5 drops of CO2 indicator (not included) into the glass inspector and use a pipette to inject 1/2 of the area of the test solution into the tank. Then face down the opening of the drop checker. Use a suction cup to connect it to the side of the tank and wait for up to 2 hours.
  • PH test results shows: Blue indicates insufficient carbon dioxide, green indicates sufficient carbon dioxide, and yellow indicates excessive carbon dioxide.
  • Packaging includes: 1 x Co2 Drop Checker. Note: This product does not contain test solvents.
  • Manufacture: XEOGUIYA
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XEOGUIYA Final Thoughts

"Was good for 3 years."

I found running all the tests took me around 10 minutes. The stripa are easy to use, clear instructions and I gor results in seconds. My tap water actually was really green and was a very close match to the 1. The key is that you are looking for changes. You never want to wait too long and the tank crashes and has major problems. If you're out for speed, but with less accuracy get the dip tests. I take every precaution about the chlorine, and trust the strips for everything else.

Overall Score
3.7


(4 Points)

2. Aquarium Equip ISTA CO2 Indicator Drop Checker Long Term Monitor Test - Real time Solution Kits

User Ratings: 50 11

Aquarium Equip PTM691I506 First Impressions

"This part is very easy."

I take every precaution about the chlorine, and trust the strips for everything else. Despite what it says on the chart, oxygen at 6mg will cause fish to start gulping. No one brand is going to guarantee against this. I find that the accuracy is wrong in the sense it's better than it reads. But just for a quick check, its hard to beat these test strips. Not really sure if there is a way to fix that though. 6 and run a high pH you will see it could actually be 7.

  • Aquarium Equip ISTA CO2 Indicator Drop Checker Long Term Monitor Test - Real time Solution Kits
  • Allows you to monitor the CO2 level in your tank . Unique design prevents any chance of spilling the indicator solution. Reusable color chart sticker allows the constant repositioning of the position of the label on the aquarium.
  • Manufacture: Aquarium Equip
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Aquarium Equip PTM691I506 Final Thoughts

"Super easy to use."

Despite what it says on the chart, oxygen at 6mg will cause fish to start gulping. I have a freshwater tank that includes some delicate invertebrates. This is no different so I wouldn't knock this product for that. This is not the right way to use this test, as it took me awhile to realize this. Will definitely buy again, if we ever run out! The stripa are easy to use, clear instructions and I gor results in seconds. Here's Tetra's strips if you're curious.

Overall Score
3.9


(116 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. AquaCycle Large Aquaponics Fish-less Cycling Kit

User Ratings: 44

The Aquaponic Source ABAAS007 First Impressions

"Easy to use."

A brand new aquarium will experience what is called a cycle. I like API products and find them the most accurate. This is not the right way to use this test, as it took me awhile to realize this. Well I found out why they were gulping so bad. I take every precaution about the chlorine, and trust the strips for everything else. Strips are accurate as far as I can tell. I don't know so much about how precise these are.

  • AquaCycle Large Aquaponics Fish-less Cycling Kit
  • Establish nitrifying bacteria in your aquaponics system (a process called “cycling”) before adding fish
  • Powdered, soluble pure ammonia, powdered, soluble seaweed, and nitrifying bacteria are all included.
  • Detailed instructions of how the process works & how to fully cycle your system BEFORE adding fish.
  • Includes a Data Tracking Chart so you can follow your system's progress and spot problems early.
  • This kit has enough material to fully cycle systems with up to 500 gallons of water.
  • Manufacture: The Aquaponic Source
  • Item Weight: 3 pounds
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The Aquaponic Source ABAAS007 Final Thoughts

"25 from 0."

To test it, I bought a 5 pack of 5 site test strips from Petco. If you keep freshwater fish, you will need this test kit. Their Whisper 1-5 filter cartridges have skyrocketed in price and become a scarcity. These are do helpful with maintaining your tank. I found running all the tests took me around 10 minutes. I will now test my water periodically to make sure everything is ok. This spreads out the 6 month expiration date after opening.

Overall Score
3.9


(5 Points)

5. 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
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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)

6. capetsma 9 in 1 Aquarium Test Strips, Best Kit for Water Quality Testing for Freshwater Saltwater Po...

User Ratings: 50 16

capetsma First Impressions

"Just sayin'."

These strips are not to be trusted as a primary testing method for aquariums. Despite what it says on the chart, oxygen at 6mg will cause fish to start gulping. Besides these few flaws I have to say it's a great starter kit. If you're out for speed, but with less accuracy get the dip tests. I'm still not sure about the chlorine site. It's really accurate and makes me feel like I'm a scientist while doing it. You never want to wait too long and the tank crashes and has major problems.

  • capetsma 9 in 1 Aquarium Test Strips, Best Kit for Water Quality Testing for Freshwater Saltwater Pool and Pond - Test pH, Nitrate, Nitrite, Carbonate, Hardness, Chlorine, Alkalinity, Iron, Copper
  • 9 TESTS IN 1 COMPLETE KIT - Contains 1 capetsma 9-IN-1 TEST STRIPS Freshwater and Saltwater Aquarium Test Strips 50-Count in sealed Box. Monitors levels of pH ✓ Nitrate ✓ Nitrite✓ Carbonate ✓ General Hardness ( TDS ) ✓ Free Chlorine ✓ Total Alkalinity ✓ Iron ✓ Copper.
  • EASY & FAST RESULTS - Simply dip a strip into liquid and compare it to chart. Quickly get test results in seconds, No private laboratory testing or mail-in analysis required.
  • HELP MAINTAIN HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT IN YOUR TANK - prevent invisible water problems that can be harmful to fish and aquarium plants, Weekly test the water if water or fish problems appear, monitor your fish tank(aquarium), ensure your fishes to grow happier and healthier. Also it can help test the levels of all sorts of products such as drinking water, pools, spas, laundry, dishwasher, urine and more.
  • EXPIRATION DATE: 2C ~ 30C dry place and keep away from light, valid for 24 months. Pls notice the production date is on the label, below the color chart, LOT: 2019061401 means it is the first batch on 06/14/2019.
  • Use for weekly monitoring and when water or fish problems appear
  • Manufacture: Capetsma
  • Product Dimensions: 2.09 x 2.09 x 4.72 inches; 2.26 Ounces
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capetsma Final Thoughts

"Simple and easy to use."

I will now test my water periodically to make sure everything is ok. If you keep freshwater fish, you will need this test kit. Will definitely buy again, if we ever run out! This kit is extremely accurate and very well designed for convenient use and storage. My tap water actually was really green and was a very close match to the 1. Wasn't labeled that way in the descriptor. I even got an extra 32 test strips as an added bonus.

Overall Score
3.8


(613 Points)

7. Ecological Labs Carbonate Alkalinity KH Test Kit

User Ratings: 62 9

Ecological Labs TESTKH First Impressions

"Easy to use."

I take every precaution about the chlorine, and trust the strips for everything else. Definitely recommend this test strip for anyone who has a Betta fish as a pet. They test pretty accurate when run against my chemical tests. I have not had any problem whatsoever. Just be careful, after all these are chemicals. Some of the readings develop better than others. No issues so far, test strips work well.

  • Ecological Labs Carbonate Alkalinity KH Test Kit
  • Uses oxygen power to break down unsightly debris
  • It is especially helpful on streams and waterfalls
  • It oxidizes and detoxifies to help prevent pond odors
  • Manufacture: BFG Supply
  • Item Weight: 2.4 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 inches
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Ecological Labs TESTKH Final Thoughts

"It's very easy to do."

Takes about 5 minutes to check everything. I found running all the tests took me around 10 minutes. Takes about 5 minutes to check everything. I will now test my water periodically to make sure everything is ok. Despite what it says on the chart, oxygen at 6mg will cause fish to start gulping. It helps get you in the ballpark with your water perimeters. This spreads out the 6 month expiration date after opening.

Overall Score
4.2


(14 Points)

8. All Seas Marine Inc Sal Test Kit Ph Profi

User Ratings: 72 8

All Seas Marine Inc SI029 First Impressions

"This test worked well."

If you're looking for a quick-hit on a range of water quality these are the answer. Very helpful for checking the water in our tank. They test pretty accurate when run against my chemical tests. I mean some people would never do a water test at all. I get a consistent reading every time, retests included. As you can see in comparison the only difference was the Nitrate. This kit is extremely accurate and very well designed for convenient use and storage.

  • All Seas Marine Inc Sal Test Kit Ph Profi
  • The pH value in a marine Tank has a major impact on the growth of corals and calcareous algae and on many biological processes. The pH should not be allowed to fluctuate more than Approx. 0.2 units during any 24 hour period and Should preferably be kept above 8.2. If the pH is too low then the cause may be a too low alkalinity and/or a build up of carbon dioxide caused by insufficient aeration. Sufficient for 50 tests.
  • For marine water only
  • Warning! Keep out of reach of children
  • The Salifert test kit is sufficiently accurate to monitor minor pH fluctuations and is scaled from pH 7.4–8.7
  • A low pH can be corrected by improving aeration and by increasing the alkalinity
  • Manufacture: Salifert
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 2 x 4 inches; 1.6 Ounces
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All Seas Marine Inc SI029 Final Thoughts

"These strips are great."

The key is that you are looking for changes. The rest of the test in the kit are much easier to use. But just for a quick check, its hard to beat these test strips. Besides these few flaws I have to say it's a great starter kit. But if it's wrong at least I was proactive about it. 32 seconds and I have a reading and I'm on my way with no mess. Tank lids, water additives and more have seen the same effect.

Overall Score
4.3


(16 Points)

9. sera nitrite-Test (NO2) 2X15 ml, 0.5 fl.oz. Aquarium Test Kits

User Ratings: 80 2

Sera 4410 First Impressions

"This part is very easy."

I find that the accuracy is wrong in the sense it's better than it reads. The key is that you are looking for changes. They show results, what is safe& not safe and what to do if not safe. My 12 yrs old son wanted a fish tank so we got him 2. 6 showing the test strip as an accurate reading. I have not had any problem whatsoever. If you keep freshwater fish, you will need this test kit.

  • sera nitrite-Test (NO2) 2X15 ml, 0.5 fl.oz. Aquarium Test Kits
  • Package Quantity: 1
  • Product Type: Vivarium
  • Package Dimensions: 13.8 cm (L) x 9.2 cm (W) x 4.2 cm (H)
  • Counntry Of Origin: Germany
  • Manufacture: Sera North America, Inc.
  • Product Dimensions: 1.57 x 3.54 x 5.51 inches; 1.92 Ounces
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Sera 4410 Final Thoughts

"These strips are great."

Wasn't labeled that way in the descriptor. Strips were always stored in a sealed dry place. As you can see in comparison the only difference was the Nitrate. Not really sure if there is a way to fix that though. I set up a bunch of 20 gallon tanks for fry and stuff. 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.

Overall Score
4.7


(161 Points)

10. API Replacement Test Tubes for Aquarium Test Kits 6 Pack Bundle

User Ratings: 87 3

API 5346906760 First Impressions

"So read the instructions."

This test kit is easy to use and the results are easy to read. If your lighting isn't right the colors will be very off. The strips are able to monitor pH, nitrate, nitrite, water hardness. I cut each strip down the middle so that I have even more tests. Just dip the strip in the tank water for two seconds, then read right away. If this review was helpful, please click the helpful button! I even got an extra 32 test strips as an added bonus.

  • API Replacement Test Tubes for Aquarium Test Kits 6 Pack Bundle
  • Replacement Test Tubes compatible with the Aquarium Pharmaceuticals (API) Test Kits
  • Includes caps
  • 6 Pack
  • Manufacture: API
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API 5346906760 Final Thoughts

"They work for me."

This is a good kit so much more accurate and easy to figure out how to use it. The price is great for all these essential tests! This is essential for an accurate reading. The nitrate test is a little finicky as most users will agree. First and second test have a little change which was expected. Accurate results and much much cheaper than buying from a pet chain. All bottles clearly labeled and tell you how many drops.

Overall Score
4.7


(279 Points)

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