Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Zoetis Aquarium Test Kits

1. AlphaTRAK 2 Blood Glucose Test Strips, 50 Count

User Ratings: 83 2

Zoetis 14535 First Impressions

"That is time consuming."

The caps do leak a tiny bit on the tubes. This is a good kit so much more accurate and easy to figure out how to use it. They showed the same results as these for the sites they had in common. I'm still not sure about the chlorine site. I would not use it solely for checking nitrate and nitrites. They test pretty accurate when run against my chemical tests. First and second test have a little change which was expected.

  • AlphaTRAK 2 Blood Glucose Test Strips, 50 Count
  • No Fabric
  • Made in USA
  • Fifty (50) test strips in one box
  • Use with device to monitor your pet's blood glucose
  • Easy to use
  • Manufacture: Abbott Laboratories
  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 2.85 x 1.5 inches; 0.8 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Zoetis 14535
  • Test Accuracy
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Zoetis 14535 Final Thoughts

"I really enjoy this kit."

This spreads out the 6 month expiration date after opening. They show results, what is safe& not safe and what to do if not safe. I find that the accuracy is wrong in the sense it's better than it reads. I'm the test strip came in handy it saved all of my fish. It does'not' have the same accuracy but it’s very close. These helped me check the levels and they were easy to use. Very helpful for checking the water in our tank.

Overall Score
4.7


(2489 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Zoetis Aquarium Test Kits

2. Zoetis 14535 Alphatrak II Test Strips 50's

User Ratings: 79 1

Zoetis 14535 First Impressions

"Thanks Seachem."

It does'not' have the same accuracy but it’s very close. These strips are not to be trusted as a primary testing method for aquariums. Unfortunately nitrates still might be the most important test, at least for me it is. The rest of the test in the kit are much easier 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. And if it was, please click on the helpful button below.

  • Zoetis 14535 Alphatrak II Test Strips 50's
  • Monitors your pet's blood glucose
  • Use the same accurate device that your veterinarian uses
  • Easy to use
  • Manufacture: Lambert Vet Supply
  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 2.85 x 1.5 inches; 0.81 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Zoetis 14535
  • Test Accuracy
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Zoetis 14535 Final Thoughts

"Simple and easy to use."

My tap water actually was really green and was a very close match to the 1. My 12 yrs old son wanted a fish tank so we got him 2. The strips are packaged well so they stay fresh and ready to use. Strips were always stored in a sealed dry place. It looks to have the slightest green tinge but is not as green as the 0. This is no different so I wouldn't knock this product for that. But if it's wrong at least I was proactive about it.

Overall Score
4.7


(484 Points)

3. FUNSW Aquarium Test Strips 7 in 1,Freshwater Master Kit, Water Testing Kit for Pond and Fish Tank,Ni...

FUNSW First Impressions

"No issues with it."

Definitely recommend this test strip for anyone who has a Betta fish as a pet. It's quick and easy and can give you an alert if something may be going on. No issues so far, test strips work well. It does take some time though to actually get it done. But, I will continue to order Tetra's 6 in 1 until someone makes a better test strip. Definitely recommend this test strip for anyone who has a Betta fish as a pet. I've already lost one test tube cap, most likely due to my cats playing with them.

  • FUNSW Aquarium Test Strips 7 in 1,Freshwater Master Kit, Water Testing Kit for Pond and Fish Tank,Nitrite, General Hardness, Free Chlorine,pH, Carbonate(100PCS)
  • 7 in 1 AQUARIUM WATER TEST KIT - our fish tank strips total have 7 elements: Nitrate, Nitrite, General Hardness, Free Chlorine,PH, Carbonate,Total Alkalinity, testing your fish tank if it is healthy water.
  • PREMIUM MATERIAL - each fish tank testing strip is made of high quality fiber paper and NO COLOR BLEEDING pad that provides instant and reliable result, the strips color wouldn’t bleed.
  • FAST and EASY to USE and READ - put the pond test strips into the water for 2 seconds and remove it, then hold the strip horizontally for 60 seconds, compare with color chart on bottle to get accurate value of the fish tank.
  • FUNCTION - the aquarium tester kit is good helper for testing your aquarium, fish tank or pond as testing strips that can offer the accurate values of water quickly, safely and easily.
  • EASY to CARRY - 100 test strips in 1 bottle, enough for 100 aquarium test strips, easy to carry, and measure anywhere.
  • Manufacture: FUNSW
  • Editor's Impressions Of The FUNSW
  • Test Accuracy
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

FUNSW Final Thoughts

"Pond water testing."

I have not found that to be true for myself. To test it, I bought a 5 pack of 5 site test strips from Petco. Despite what it says on the chart, oxygen at 6mg will cause fish to start gulping. The kH pad sometimes has the same problem as well. Price is good for the quantity and functionality of the tester strips. It does take some time though to actually get it done. The price is great for all these essential tests!

Overall Score
5.0


(14 Points)

4. Sera Iron-Test (Fe) 15 ml, 0.5 fl.oz. Aquarium Test Kits

User Ratings: 66 8

Sera 4610 First Impressions

"Thanks Red Sea."

It is one small part of the overall aquarium ownership experience. I cut each strip down the middle so that I have even more tests. Strips are accurate as far as I can tell. I like API products and find them the most accurate. 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. My 12 yrs old son wanted a fish tank so we got him 2.

  • Sera Iron-Test (Fe) 15 ml, 0.5 fl.oz. Aquarium Test Kits
  • Easy to read
  • Very accurate
  • For freshwater and marine aquariums as well as ponds
  • Package Dimensions: 12.8 L x 4.2H x9.4W(centimeters)
  • Manufacture: Sera North America, Inc.
  • Product Dimensions: 1.57 x 3.54 x 5.51 inches; 2.75 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sera 4610
  • Test Accuracy
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Sera 4610 Final Thoughts

"Gives me peace of mind."

This is no different so I wouldn't knock this product for that. The test strips work as advertised. They quickly shipped me a new product. Then put the cap on the test vial and invert it several times. I find that the accuracy is wrong in the sense it's better than it reads. I was having trouble keeping my fish tank water looking good. This is a good kit so much more accurate and easy to figure out how to use it.

Overall Score
4.3


(57 Points)

5. API REPLACEMENT TEST TUBES WITH CAPS For Any Aquarium Test Kit Including API Freshwater Master Test ...

User Ratings: 89 1

API 32 First Impressions

"It's that easy."

Not sure if the reading is 0 or more likely something between 0-. My 12 yrs old son wanted a fish tank so we got him 2. The nitrate test is a little finicky as most users will agree. To test it, I bought a 5 pack of 5 site test strips from Petco. But it turns out that is not the case. I wouldn't call this a master kit but a great start. Very helpful for checking the water in our tank.

  • API REPLACEMENT TEST TUBES WITH CAPS For Any Aquarium Test Kit Including API Freshwater Master Test Kit 24-Count Box
  • Contains one (1) API REPLACEMENT TEST TUBES WITH CAPS For Any Aquarium Test Kit Including API Freshwater Master Test Kit 24-Count Box
  • Compatible with any aquarium water test kits including freshwater and saltwater test kit, pH test kit, ammonia test kit, nitrate test kit, reef test kit, calcium test kit and more
  • The API test tubes are perfect to replace API Freshwater Master Test Kit tubes, API Saltwater Master Test Kit tubes, API Reef Master Test Kit tubes, API Pond Master Test Kit tubes and any other API Test Kit tubes
  • Snap-tight plastic caps
  • Use when original tubes have been lost or damaged
  • Manufacture: Aquarium Pharmaceuticals
  • Product Dimensions: 7.13 x 1.25 x 3.5 inches; 6.4 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The API 32
  • Test Accuracy
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

API 32 Final Thoughts

"5 out of 5 stars."

I have a freshwater tank that includes some delicate invertebrates. Quantity of strips seems very good. So I got these to try and I love them. It you take it to a local fish store. The nitrate test is a little finicky as most users will agree. Well I found out why they were gulping so bad. I will now test my water periodically to make sure everything is ok.

Overall Score
4.8


(554 Points)

6. Elos Aqua Test Kit - Phosphate

User Ratings: 21 19

Elos USA First Impressions

"That's all."

The strips are able to monitor pH, nitrate, nitrite, water hardness. You mostly find them using API also. As you can see in comparison the only difference was the Nitrate. Easy to use, a good quantity and quality for the price. Their Whisper 1-5 filter cartridges have skyrocketed in price and become a scarcity. It you take it to a local fish store. They showed the same results as these for the sites they had in common.

  • Elos Aqua Test Kit - Phosphate
  • Easy reading: ?RealColor? technology.
  • High precision: thanks to the use of calibrated droppers
  • NIST validation: each batch of elos reagents is validated using NIST (National Institute of Standard
  • "Safe reagents": reagents and testing procedures are based on Low Risk Reagents. None of our test ki
  • Manufacture: Elos USA
  • Product Dimensions: 3.7 x 2.2 x 3.3 inches; 2.4 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Elos USA
  • Test Accuracy
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Elos USA Final Thoughts

"Worked great."

I started wearing gloves when I use the kit. I was having trouble keeping my fish tank water looking good. It is easy to use and accurate enough. While using these weirder chemicals, it worries me a little bit. Before, I brought water into a pet store, but kept seeing no signs of improvement. They test pretty accurate when run against my chemical tests. The test strips work as advertised.

Overall Score
3.5


(4 Points)

7. JNW Direct Pond Test Strips 7 in 1 - Test pH, Chlorine, Nitrate, Nitrite, Hardness and More, Accurat...

User Ratings: 63

JNW Direct First Impressions

"It's very easy to do."

It looks to have the slightest green tinge but is not as green as the 0. This test kit is easy to use and the results are easy to read. It's difficult to tell if all the test sites on the strip are accurate. Every test I do takes just a few drops. It's difficult to tell if all the test sites on the strip are accurate. I used to always take a water sample to the pet store and they would teat it. Probably won't buy again because of the bleeding issues.

  • JNW Direct Pond Test Strips 7 in 1 - Test pH, Chlorine, Nitrate, Nitrite, Hardness and More, Accurate Fish Pond Water Testing, Free App & Ebook Included, 50 Count
  • THE ULTIMATE AT HOME TESTING KIT for your pond. Tests for 7 parameters: Total Hardness, Free Chlorine, Nitrite, Nitrate, pH, Total Alkalinity & KH / Carbonate
  • EXTREMELY EASY TO USE pond water test strips, Instant reliable results with simple and clear instructions. Simply dip and compare with large color chart on bottle. Ideal range marked on bottle
  • BONUS FREE MOBILE APP INCLUDED - Record, track and monitor your pond test strip results with ultimate accuracy. Available for IOS and Android
  • ALWAYS MAKE SURE YOUR FISH ARE HEALTHY, our fish test strips come with a great e-book explaining what your results mean and how you can keep your water in the perfect condition
  • 50 STRIPS MEANS 50 TESTS - Each testing strip provides accurate and fast results, making the process of checking your pond water chemistry so simple, quick and easy. Clean water = happy fish
  • Manufacture: JNW Direct
  • Editor's Impressions Of The JNW Direct
  • Test Accuracy
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

JNW Direct Final Thoughts

"Like nuclear waste water."

The API Test Strips are a good water monitoring system for small tanks. The strips are able to monitor pH, nitrate, nitrite, water hardness. These strips are not to be trusted as a primary testing method for aquariums. This is not the right way to use this test, as it took me awhile to realize this. If I had a complaint, I wish the color legend was printed on the bottle. Very good instructions and a comparison color chart. Nice that so many things are tested with one dip in the water.

Overall Score
4.5


(16 Points)

8. accessgood Aquatic CO2 Glass Drop Checker PH MONITOR Fish Tank Test KIT

User Ratings: 46 11

accessgood First Impressions

"Worked pretty well."

It does not test ammonia but that's clear in the description and bottle. The strips are packaged well so they stay fresh and ready to use. Not really sure if there is a way to fix that though. These strips work very well and I have had consistent results with them. I will now test my water periodically to make sure everything is ok. The strips are packaged well so they stay fresh and ready to use. I have some pretty lousy water where I live.

  • accessgood Aquatic CO2 Glass Drop Checker PH MONITOR Fish Tank Test KIT
  • Monitors levels of CO2 & PH in aquariums.
  • Ensures fish and plants live in a healthy environment.
  • Made of glass, for max reliability.
  • Provides accurate dosing of CO2.
  • Easy reading with color chart.
  • Manufacture: CN
  • Product Dimensions: 2.3 x 1.7 x 0.2 inches; 0.32 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The accessgood
  • Test Accuracy
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

accessgood Final Thoughts

"9m, which is frustrating."

You never want to wait too long and the tank crashes and has major problems. This test kit is easy to use and the results are easy to read. The key is that you are looking for changes. Wasn't labeled that way in the descriptor. Takes about 5 minutes to check everything. These are working very well for me. Price is good for the quantity and functionality of the tester strips.

Overall Score
3.7


(35 Points)

9. Eyourlife Test Strips Kit Ph Kh Gh Nitrate Nitrite Aquarium Fish Tank 6 in 1

Eyourlife First Impressions

"After 2 weeks of 0-."

Despite what it says on the chart, oxygen at 6mg will cause fish to start gulping. I wouldn't call this a master kit but a great start. The key is that you are looking for changes. I've already lost one test tube cap, most likely due to my cats playing with them. It does not test ammonia but that's clear in the description and bottle. This is no different so I wouldn't knock this product for that. I've already lost one test tube cap, most likely due to my cats playing with them.

  • Eyourlife Test Strips Kit Ph Kh Gh Nitrate Nitrite Aquarium Fish Tank 6 in 1
  • Ensure that your water is healthy and free from nitrates by using this water test Kit. pH Level, GH, Nitrite, Nitrate, Chlorine, Alkalinity/KH
  • Each of these strips tests 6 different parameters at once, saving you time
  • They help you maintain the quality of your water by providing you with information more quickly than a liquid test would
  • This is ideal for checking on water acidity, pH stability, and poisonous nitrogen compounds after a tank has already been installed
  • You can choose in A box of 50/100
  • Manufacture: Eyourlife
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Eyourlife
  • Test Accuracy
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Eyourlife Final Thoughts

"Worked pretty well."

They show results, what is safe& not safe and what to do if not safe. First and second test have a little change which was expected. Best price, best quality, fair accuracy and better than most brands, etc. Besides these few flaws I have to say it's a great starter kit. A plus is that they don't bleed colors while testing. I've already lost one test tube cap, most likely due to my cats playing with them. Nice that so many things are tested with one dip in the water.

Overall Score
4.0


(1 Points)

10. Lifegard Test Strips Aquatics 6 Way All Purpose Test Kit

User Ratings: 54 11

Lifegard Test Strips R172660SS First Impressions

"Strips work great!"

No one brand is going to guarantee against this. If you keep freshwater fish, you will need this test kit. 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. These are working very well for me. I found running all the tests took me around 10 minutes. They showed the same results as these for the sites they had in common.

  • Lifegard Test Strips Aquatics 6 Way All Purpose Test Kit
  • Contains 25 tests each of ALKALINITY, pH, NITRITE, NITRATE, HARDNESS and AMMONIA
  • For salt or fresh water aquariums or ponds
  • The strips in this 6 in 1 kit are non-toxic, easy to use and provide fast, accurate results
  • Manufacture: Bel-Aqua Pools Supply Inc.
  • Product Dimensions: 1.25 x 1.25 x 5 inches; 3.2 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Lifegard Test Strips R172660SS
  • Test Accuracy
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Lifegard Test Strips R172660SS Final Thoughts

"It is very easy to use."

They test pretty accurate when run against my chemical tests. These are do helpful with maintaining your tank. This spreads out the 6 month expiration date after opening. I cut each strip down the middle so that I have even more tests. The key is that you are looking for changes. Tetra has always done that and I will continue to use their products. If you want accurate pH get the API liquid test that includes pH and high pH.

Overall Score
4.1


(34 Points)

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