Easy to Read Test By Hasty on 11/12/2014
Hasty would recommend this product to a friend
Test is pretty easy to do and instruction card for doing test simple and easy to comprehend. The color wheel used in the test to get a reading takes the guesswork out of what the exact reading is . Love that color wheel. Other tests like API use a card with colors that you are suppose do match with the testing tube held near the color. The color wheel is attached to a plastic pointer like device that holds a control vial (clear water from your acquarium) and the vial that you put the chemicals into after completing the adding of chemicals and a waiting period of 9 minutes. then it is a matter of turning the pointing device until both vials match a color on the wheel, simple.
Great Nitrate Test By Philip C on 11/5/2014
Philip C would recommend this product to a friend
I was having trouble using an API test kit that kept giving me high nitrate levels when all appeared normal with my fish and soft corals. I could not believe the readings I was getting. Another reviewer said essentially the same. I was getting readings from 20 to 40 and more.
My reef tank was clear and all other readings were good. Had frequent water changes etc. I am a newcomer to this. My tank is only 3months old and had been cycled. With this test kit I got a reading of only 4 Nitrate. What is really nice is the color wheel that takes the guess work out of matching the color. My hats go off on the great support service I got from this company with this kit and the kit itself.
Finally - easy to read nitrate test By Roman on 8/19/2014
Roman would recommend this product to a friend
The procedure is more cumbersome than the one in the Salifert kit I was using before, also there is much longer wait time for the color to develop. However it is way easier to read with the color wheel, without guessing where it is between 10 and 50ppm with Salifert chart. Also hard case and ability to purchase reagent refills are nice addition.
Awesome By B-ryce on 2/13/2014
B-ryce would recommend this product to a friend
Great product. Well designed. Easy to use and it's nice having it in a hard case.
Well designed test kit By John on 2/1/2014
John would recommend this product to a friend
I find the kit easy to use. I like the approach of using two samples for comparing colors - one without reagents and one with.
Easy to read By Raymond on 12/17/2013
Raymond would recommend this product to a friend
I bought this test kit to replace my API testing. I was sick of comparing similar colors that would change depending how you held the test results. With the wheel it eliminates all shadows that would change the colors of the liquid. It's a much better system that is easy to read and use. I actually enjoy testing when I know my results are accurate.
love it By Chase on 7/22/2013
Chase would recommend this product to a friend
Immediately after I opened the packaging I knew it was going to be a great product. It comes with a nice plastic case to hold all of the pieces. Works great and is fairly easy to get a good read out
Excellent Test By Michael on 6/12/2013
Michael would recommend this product to a friend
I bought this kit when my API Nitrate test read 20-40 ppm Nitrates and I knew that couldn't be the case. Tested with the Red Sea Nitrate Pro kit and got 1 ppm, more inline with what I expected. The kit is high quality, easy to read, and very accurate. My only complaint is that the A bottle contains a cadmium suspension that clogs the bottle after the first few drops unless you shake it extremely vigorously for a minute before testing. Shake the bottle well and the test works perfectly every time.
Accurate results and simple to use By Ad on 4/23/2013
Ad would recommend this product to a friend
Tests are simple to use and results are accurate and easy to read.
Love it By Kizmar on 2/27/2013
Kizmar would recommend this product to a friend
I previously was using a Nutrafin test kit and it was hard to tell what the result was based on the color. You could get a general idea, but nothing like you can with this Red Sea test kit. I have 3 other Red Sea testers and love them all.
Love it By Nicholas on 2/26/2013
Nicholas would recommend this product to a friend
I love these Red Sea test kits. I have this one and the Ca-Mg-kH combo. They are accurate, easy to do and you can actually match colors and now when they change for measurements.
Great Test Kit By Nick on 4/6/2012
Nick would recommend this product to a friend
This is one of the better test kits I've bought. It is easy to use, and accurate.
best kit By Jim on 3/13/2012
Jim would recommend this product to a friend
This kit had different readings that my salifert which made me think it sucked at first however It made me try some other kits as well. They were all much closer to the red sea results. The more I read about salifert the more I question why I trusted them so much all these years.
Stick with Salifert By Terri on 12/20/2011
Terri wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
This kit reads consistently but reads WAY HIGHER than Salifert using the high and low range test methodology. Salifert results are .25 while Red Sea shows between 2 & 4ppm...I believe Salifert.
Terrible kit By Mike on 11/22/2011
Mike wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I have been very disappointed with this kit. The A bottle only drops between 2-4 drops before apparently getting clogged. Followed the instructions perfectly yet time after time the bottle clogged every time. Had high hopes for this as a premium alternative but very disappointed. I would not recommend.
Best kit on the market By William on 11/17/2011
William would recommend this product to a friend
This test kit is leaps and bounds better than any other Nitrate test kit out there. Easy to read and just overall well put together.
Good kit By Marcus on 10/24/2011
Marcus wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
The kit is accurate and consistent as far as I can tell. I have been through a set of reagents and are using the refills. The colors between the .50 - .75 range do not quite appear to match the color wheel. I keep getting more purple than pink which makes it hard to guess the actual level. I test for trends instead of actual numbers and this test works well for that. Sometimes the cadmium that is present in reagent A gets lodged in the tip of the bottle and I have to shake and tap it on the table to get the required 8 drops to come out.
Easy to Read! By Bob A on 10/19/2011
Bob A would recommend this product to a friend
Ok, when i first got this and saw that it took 9 minutes for the color to develop, I got a little peeved. But when I saw how easy it was to select the color representing the nitrates ppm, I quickly dismissed how long it took. I test nitrates first, then go about testing mag, cal, phos, and alk. By the time I am done with all those, the nitrates are ready to read. if you can kill 9 minutes waiting for the test to complete, its well worth buying this product.