Great Kit By christopher on 3/11/13
christopher would recommend this product to a friend
After using API for cycling purposes I purchased the Red Sea Pro Foundation kit. I am currently on my second kit since I used up most of the components of the first one and will continue using these kits. The results compare pretty close with the API kits but are more accurate. For example API measures CA and Alk by drops, you can not divide a drop by more than 1 so you get a larger range, RedSea uses mL where you can calculate per mL and get a smaller range.
The only test I hate performing is the Mag. It is not difficult or inaccurate, but is time consuming since you have to add each drop and swirl for 15seconds rather than adding all 5 at once. Not terrible and I prefer accuracy over ease of use.
Easy and substantial By David on 3/10/13
David would recommend this product to a friend
Easy to use and water resistant! Laminated cards and plastic case will hold up to numerous refills. Results corresponded to other kits I had, so I'm confident of the accuracy. The titrator, which allows for single hand mixing, might be awkward for small hands. Other than that, it's a great product and part of my weekly regimen.
Quality Test Kit By Joseph on 3/4/13
Joseph would recommend this product to a friend
This test kit comes wonderfully packaged with excellent instructions on how to administer them. The test themselves are very straightforward and accurate. I compared them to my api test kit. I really like the titration method compared to the api test kit which makes you unscrew, drop, shake, etc etc. My only problem with the test kit is the Kh test. I found the color change to be very subtle and hard to judge. The Ca and Mg were very distinct so i had no problems with those. I usually ended up using my api test kit for Kh. But for its value, packaging this kit is hard to beat.
very nice By Michael on 3/4/13
Michael would recommend this product to a friend
A some what complex mag test but calcium and alkalinity test are very simple and easy clear results
High quality, really nice. By Devin on 3/2/13
Devin would recommend this product to a friend
The accuracy of this kit is awesome, as well as how you get everything you need in a nice plastic case. I will say you should really watch the YouTube video Red Sea has for using the test. The bottom of the plunger itself needs to be at the ML mark rather than the substance level, this accounts for the plastic tip that's on there.
Save Money By Paulwizal23 on 2/25/13
Paulwizal23 would recommend this product to a friend
Each kit alone at my LFS Is 30.00 bucks where this come with all three and like always BRS get it there super fast and also they have the refills available after your thru ur 75 tests....overall one of the best test kits on the market Red Sea....
Easy readings By Nicholas on 2/19/13
Nicholas would recommend this product to a friend
What I like best about these kits over others I've tried is that I can actually tell when the color changes to get an accurate reading.
Other tests I've tried I can hardly tell the difference between shades or when the color change is complete.
great test kit easy By John on 1/28/13
John would recommend this product to a friend
what can i say easy to test, easy to read, accurate glad i found it
Great product, incorrect color By David on 1/10/13
David would recommend this product to a friend
This is a great test kit. All the basics. The only concern I have is that the color that shows at end result is not the color that the testing card states you should look out for.
I did a little bit of research on the Ca and Mg to find the appropriate end test color.
So easy to use!! By DANIEL on 12/1/12
DANIEL would recommend this product to a friend
Looking forward to testing regularly with this easy to use kit. So easy to use that my 12 year old was testing his own reef tank in no time. Great kit with enough samples to last for quite a while. No need to rush out and reorder any time soon.
Great Test Kit. By James on 11/28/12
James would recommend this product to a friend
Purchased both the NO3/P04 and this test kit at the same time. Both kits are well packaged and are much nicer than the standard cardboard/paper boxes other kits come in. I bought them as a comparison and replacement for my Elos kits that where running low on solutions. I was looking for something that I could just replace the reagents. Which with this kit you can. The accuracy of the kit seems good in comparison as the difference in results could be as simple as human error. Watch the videos on youtube posted by Red Sea. Provides a nice review of the kit and what to look for during the titration steps.
Key part of my testing regime By wholland on 11/2/12
wholland would recommend this product to a friend
This is an excellent and easy to use kit. There are some Red Sea products that are so so, but these testing kits take things to a whole new level. I really like the accuracy of the titration system, and it provides for a LOT of tests. Really important when setting up your two part or calc reactor.