5 in 1 Aquarium Test Strips - 25 Strips
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For more information download the 5 in 1 Aquarium Test Strips Water Test Results Chart.
1. Dip strip directly into aquarium.
2. Swirl two times.
3. Remove with pads face up.
4. DO NOT SHAKE OFF WATER.
5. Compare to color chart.
6. Immediately ready GH and KH.
7. Wait 30 seconds, then read pH, NO2 & NO3.
Ratings & Reviews
A great way to do a quick check on your basic chemicals status in your reef tank; warning of nitrite and nitrates.
by Irene A.Mystery
These strips DO work as advertised. Although, even though I am an experienced fish tank owner for over 13 years and have 2 65-gallon tanks, I'm still perturbed what I am supposed to do when CO2 is off.
Anyway, my major disappointment with this product is the PACKAGING! You hate a HUGE box, inside which there is a BIG cyllinder, inside which is mostly emply space and just tiny little wittle strips. Yes, I know, it's supposed to be only 25 strips. But did you have to give it such a huge packaging?
In addition, I found the PH levels in orange-spectrum colors instead of the usual yellow-to-blue spectrum, which is made it difficult to read.
Summary: inflated packaging, tiny hard-to-read test strips with confusing colors, inflated price. You'll do much better with a standard liquid testing. Hence, my rating is only 2 stars.
GREAT fast check for basic quality
This is just a maintenance tool to get a FAST, general picture of your tank's health. If you suspect a problem, use additional and more specific tests.
If you have multiple tanks (I have 8), you can test the water condition in about 5 minutes. If you have more than one tank, get a few packages. Ken's prices are the best.
Low cost way to maintain an aquarium.
I was very happy with the instructions and the ease of use. These test strips work very well and are easy to read. I was shocked to see nitrates at 200! Explains why our fish kept dying. Can't wait to get our water ready so we can buy some more fish.