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. Sera CO2-Start Aquarium Test Kits

User Ratings: 50 8

Sera 8039 First Impressions

"Quick and easy use."

They quickly shipped me a new product. I will now test my water periodically to make sure everything is ok. First and second test have a little change which was expected. Strips were always stored in a sealed dry place. Then put the cap on the test vial and invert it several times. These are working very well for me. This is essential for an accurate reading.

  • Sera CO2-Start Aquarium Test Kits
  • Country Of Origin : Germany
  • The Package Height Of The Product Is 6.5 Inches
  • The Package Length Of The Product Is 2.36 Inches
  • The Package Width Of The Product Is 3.94 Inches
  • Manufacture: Sera North America, Inc.
  • Product Dimensions: 2.36 x 3.94 x 6.5 inches; 2.08 Ounces
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Sera 8039 Final Thoughts

"Thank you."

Overall good value for a small hobbyist aquarium owner. I have a freshwater tank that includes some delicate invertebrates. Very easy to use and very easy to read test strips. I was having trouble keeping my fish tank water looking good. But it turns out that is not the case. Tetra has always done that and I will continue to use their products. It looks to have the slightest green tinge but is not as green as the 0.

Overall Score
4.0


(262 Points)

3. API 5 in 1 Test Strips Water Conditioner for Aquariums, 4 Count by API

User Ratings: 34

API First Impressions

"Fast result."

The test strips work as advertised. This is essential for an accurate reading. If your lighting isn't right the colors will be very off. It is one small part of the overall aquarium ownership experience. Price is good for the quantity and functionality of the tester strips. I find that the accuracy is wrong in the sense it's better than it reads. I've already lost one test tube cap, most likely due to my cats playing with them.

  • API 5 in 1 Test Strips Water Conditioner for Aquariums, 4 Count by API
  • Manufacture: Aquarium Pharmaceuticals
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API Final Thoughts

"Great test kit!"

In my opinion they arent quite as accurate as master test kits either. Nice to have in hand when you own an aquarium. This kit is extremely accurate and very well designed for convenient use and storage. It does not test ammonia but that's clear in the description and bottle. Probably won't buy again because of the bleeding issues. It shows it could be between 1-20 but the liquid shows 0. Dip it in the water horizontally and keep it horizontal and read it against bottle.

Overall Score
4.0


(3 Points)

4. Seneye Home Aquarium Monitor

User Ratings: 45 29

Seneye SEN000039 First Impressions

"Exactly what I needed."

So off to buy some sponge filters I went! I find that the accuracy is wrong in the sense it's better than it reads. These strips are not to be trusted as a primary testing method for aquariums. It's really accurate and makes me feel like I'm a scientist while doing it. It looks to have the slightest green tinge but is not as green as the 0. It does'not' have the same accuracy but it’s very close. It looks to have the slightest green tinge but is not as green as the 0.

  • Seneye Home Aquarium Monitor
  • Automatically tests multiple life critical parameters
  • Works with all aquariums: coldwater, tropical and marine Easy to install, simply drop in
  • Constantly watching your aquarium, 5600 readings per month
  • USB connection with multiple connection options, including optional USB power adaptor
  • add additional features with SENEYE Web Server sold separate
  • Manufacture: Seneye
  • Product Dimensions: 5.95 x 8.5 x 2.1 inches; 6.88 Ounces
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Seneye SEN000039 Final Thoughts

"He perked right up."

These have worked to keep my fish safe and healthy. Having the key on the bottle is very helpful, it won't get lost. So off to buy some sponge filters I went! The rest of the test in the kit are much easier to use. The test strips work as advertised. If you're out for speed, but with less accuracy get the dip tests. My water was good to go and soon after I for fish that are doing well!

Overall Score
3.3


(40 Points)

5. OEM TOOLS 27266 Master Compression Test Kit, 1 Pack

User Ratings: 56

OEM TOOLS 27266 First Impressions

"Worked great."

Dip it in the water horizontally and keep it horizontal and read it against bottle. I tested the water and the nitrates and the ph were pretty high still. Before, I brought water into a pet store, but kept seeing no signs of improvement. This is not the right way to use this test, as it took me awhile to realize this. So this thing worked very well and gave a reading that made perfect sense. I get a consistent reading every time, retests included. Definitely recommend this test strip for anyone who has a Betta fish as a pet.

  • OEM TOOLS 27266 Master Compression Test Kit, 1 Pack
  • Includes (1) 2-1/2" Gauge with Dual Scale 0-300 Psi and 0-20 Bar and (1) 1-1/2" Gauge with Single Scale 0-200 Psi and 10" Extension with Quick Connect and Protective Boot
  • M14 Hoses: (1) Short Thread and (1) Long Thread
  • M18 Hose with Short Threads
  • M10, M12 and M18 Solid Adapters
  • Extra O-Rings and Valve Cores
  • Manufacture: OEMTOOLS
  • Item Weight: 4.15 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 14.7 x 2.2 inches
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OEM TOOLS 27266 Final Thoughts

"I kid you not."

32 seconds and I have a reading and I'm on my way with no mess. Quantity of strips seems very good. If you keep freshwater fish, you will need this test kit. I have not found that to be true for myself. I'm still not sure about the chlorine site. A plus is that they don't bleed colors while testing. I tested the water and the nitrates and the ph were pretty high still.

Overall Score
4.6


(2 Points)

6. EASYTEST 6-Way Aquarium Test Strips for Freshwater, Fast and Accurate Quality Testing for Nitrate, N...

User Ratings: 73 5

EASYTEST First Impressions

"Was good for 3 years."

It does take some time though to actually get it done. Every test I do takes just a few drops. It is easy to use and accurate enough. But it is accurate and convenient as is. Before, I brought water into a pet store, but kept seeing no signs of improvement. It you take it to a local fish store. I respect a company that backs their product.

  • EASYTEST 6-Way Aquarium Test Strips for Freshwater, Fast and Accurate Quality Testing for Nitrate, Nitrite, General Hardness, Free Chlorine, PH, Carbonate. 100 Counts
  • TEST FOR 6 PARAMETERS: Nitrite, Nitrate, General Hardness, PH, Free Chlorine, Carbonate
  • FAST&EASY: No need to shake strip after dipping into water,just one single dip in the water for 2 seconds and then remove it. Hold the strip horizontally for 60 seconds, compare with color chart on bottle to get accurate results of your water quality.
  • ACCURATE RESULTS: EASYTEST test strips are made of high-quality fiber paper and specially designed as 6mm width to ensure color pads have better contact with water, so the strips will provide instant and reliable result for AQUARIUMS, FISH TANKS and PONDS.
  • LONG SHELF LIFE: 100 Stripes In total. 50 in Bottle. 50 refills in sealed moisture-proof foil bag to ensure the stripes can be stored for 2 years.
  • TESTING TIPS: It is important to test often to verify good water quality for your fish. Test weekly with EASYTEST aquarium 6 in 1 test strips, you can determine water values quickly, safely and easily. Please contact customer support for any questions.
  • It is important to test your aquarium water weekly to verify good quality.
  • The whole set contains one barrel and a refill pack, 100 strips in total.
  • Manufacture: EASYTEST
  • Product Dimensions: 4.69 x 2.13 x 2.13 inches; 2.47 Ounces
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EASYTEST Final Thoughts

"Thank you!"

Quantity of strips seems very good. This test kit is easy to use and the results are easy to read. I have a 55 gallon tank with a few large goldfish. Every test I do takes just a few drops. Their Whisper 1-5 filter cartridges have skyrocketed in price and become a scarcity. But, I will continue to order Tetra's 6 in 1 until someone makes a better test strip. I mean some people would never do a water test at all.

Overall Score
4.5


(64 Points)

7. Sera gH-Test 15 ml, 0.5 fl.oz. Aquarium Test Kits

User Ratings: 80 2

Sera 4110 First Impressions

"Happy tank!"

I set up a bunch of 20 gallon tanks for fry and stuff. It is easy to use and accurate enough. I have not found that to be true for myself. These have worked to keep my fish safe and healthy. I like API products and find them the most accurate. This test kit is easy to use and the results are easy to read. While using these weirder chemicals, it worries me a little bit.

  • Sera gH-Test 15 ml, 0.5 fl.oz. Aquarium Test Kits
  • Makes it easy to monitor the total hardness
  • Very accurate
  • Easy to read
  • Manufacture: Sera North America, Inc.
  • Product Dimensions: 1.57 x 3.54 x 5.51 inches; 1.12 Ounces
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Sera 4110 Final Thoughts

"FIVE STARS for sure!"

If your lighting isn't right the colors will be very off. I would not use it solely for checking nitrate and nitrites. The nitrate test is a little finicky as most users will agree. My tap water actually was really green and was a very close match to the 1. I find that the accuracy is wrong in the sense it's better than it reads. It was also kinda hard to get exactly 5ml Into the tubes. But after last night these are a must have for me.

Overall Score
4.7


(253 Points)

8. 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)

9. Milliard Aquarium Test Strips / 7 in 1/100 Count/for Fresh Water and Salt Water Tanks

User Ratings: 71

Milliard MIL-AQM-A First Impressions

"A great kit!"

I have a 55 gallon tank with a few large goldfish. It is easy to use and accurate enough. This is a good kit so much more accurate and easy to figure out how to use it. Then replace the caps of the bottle and test vial. Besides these few flaws I have to say it's a great starter kit. I find that the accuracy is wrong in the sense it's better than it reads. No issues so far, test strips work well.

  • Milliard Aquarium Test Strips / 7 in 1/100 Count/for Fresh Water and Salt Water Tanks
  • HEALTHY WATERS – keep your fish healthy and safe with Milliard’s test strips. With the distinct, no bleed color pads, our test strips will tell you all you need to know about the chemicals in your freshwater or saltwater fish tank.
  • 7 WAY TESTING – each strip accurately tests for PH, Nitrite, Total Alkalinity, Hardness, Carbonate, Free Chlorine & Nitrate. Plus, every bottle comes with a comprehension card to help you understand your testing results.
  • QUICK AND EASY – with 3 easy steps, clear instructions, and results within 60 seconds, Milliard’s test strips are the easiest way to help you maintain a healthy tank.
  • GREAT VALUE – each bottle comes with 100 test strips – that’s about enough to test your waters twice a week for a full year!
  • REAL SERVICE - when you purchase Milliard, you can relax knowing you have a dedicated team of real people ready to help you with any questions or concerns you may have.
  • Manufacture: Milliard
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Milliard MIL-AQM-A Final Thoughts

", is that a 6, 6."

Unfortunately nitrates still might be the most important test, at least for me it is. About my pic color difference of the water and the chart and about the bad reviews. I started wearing gloves when I use the kit. The strips are packaged well so they stay fresh and ready to use. But after last night these are a must have for me. I tested the water and the nitrates and the ph were pretty high still. This spreads out the 6 month expiration date after opening.

Overall Score
4.6


(144 Points)

10. 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)

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