Great Test Kit By Doug on 3/21/2015
Doug would recommend this product to a friend
This test kit is great. It features easy to read results and the test itself is very easy to administer. The one thing is that I wish it had a larger case to keep everything in.
Excellent for beginners! By Patrick of Bay Area Coral on 3/16/2015
Patrick of Bay Area Coral would recommend this product to a friend
This is priced perfectly for beginner reefers. Three very important tests and very easy to perform. Hanna checker is the way to go long term, but if you need a cost effective way to test for CA, ALK, and MG, I can't think of any better test kit.
Very nice kit By Dan on 3/13/2015
Dan would recommend this product to a friend
I've been using this kit for a year or so and like it a lot. The cons that I list don't really take much away - they're mostly nit-picky. The kit is still very good.
-very accurate, end of titration is easy to see within a couple drops
-I like that refills are available
-Good value for three kits
-Nice plastic box to hold everything in - good for water environment.
-Instructions are clear and printed in color on heavy, glossy cardstock - good for water environment.
-The box is a little small and everything is pretty jammed in there
-The small syringes work well, but the labeling wears off within a year of bi-weekly use.
-The titrator handle thing is really not very useful. I'd rather swirl the solution with one hand and add drops with the other so I skip the titrator.
Great Kit By Nerdymunky on 2/17/2015
Nerdymunky would recommend this product to a friend
Can't beat this kit. Very accurate and easy enough to do to keep on top of your dosing.
Easy and Accurate By Dr. P on 2/13/2015
Dr. P would recommend this product to a friend
This kit is easy to use and accurate. I have been using it for several years and am very pleased with its performance.
Good By Kerry on 2/10/2015
Kerry would recommend this product to a friend
Easy to use. Read the instructions and there is a wonderful youtube video...
Facil Lectura By Hector on 12/29/2014
Hector would recommend this product to a friend
Los colores son muy facil de leer mucho mejor que API definitivamente la unica razón por que le doy 4 estrellas es porque uno de los frascos se quebro de la punta cuando lo enrosque en la pipa no tengo idea porque pero son muy fragiles pero es muy buen kit. muy recomendable. :)
Excellent Test Kit! By Dustin on 11/24/2014
Dustin would recommend this product to a friend
Much more exact measurements than the API kits everyone starts with. I can't believe it took me 8 years to find this level of accuracy.
Great Product By Simiakos on 11/23/2014
Simiakos would recommend this product to a friend
It was intimidating when i first opened it but once i red the instructions it made a lot more sense and was pretty simple. Wish it was color coded and the container was a bit bigger, but besides that a great test kit to get started.
Accurate but needs better syringes. By Schplitter on 11/3/2014
Schplitter would recommend this product to a friend
I have been using this combination of kit for six + months now and I like them. I like how accurate they are. If I ever doubt the results I can go back and do the test again (more slowly) and get the same result almost 100% of the time. Once you watch the YouTube videos and get into the habit of things this is a very easy kit to use.
Now to the negative. The syringes are junk. the 10 ml syringe is not easy to read, it's not accurate at all and the worst part is the measurements on the outside wear off quickly. They just rub off with normal use. The 1 ml syringes do the same. If you use the titration tool you will find out that the measurement lines on the syringes will disappear quickly because the syringes are pressed into it. After a month of use (testing twice per week) I had to find new syringes.
They should color code each test. Make all the labels, syringes, vials of each separate test a certain color. I labeled all of mine so I don't accidentally use a solution from another test while testing. It's very easy to mix them up.
How to improve the product:
1. Better quality syringes.
2. Color code each test (CA, ALK, MG) separately.
3. Make the box slightly larger as it's a pain to pack everything back up.