great product By Derek on 1/9/12
Derek would recommend this product to a friend
I'll say my complaints first: the price is high compared to many other test kits and I often have trouble distinguishing between colors when they change even though I am not color blind lol. However, the quality of this product is great and I like the titrator system which makes testing simple. Compared to other test kits I have used I think this one is much more accurate and comes with better testing tools. The kit also comes in a small plastic box for storage which is corrosion resistant. It is nice that you can order the titrant separate from everything else when it is used up. Grade A product overall. Every reefer needs one!
Good Multi test kit By Brian on 12/20/11
Brian would recommend this product to a friend
Red Sea seems to have done their homework. The cartridge for holding the titration syringe is an excellent addition to the test kit. The tests are fairly easy to read and they seem to be accurate. I checked the dKH using this kit and compared the numbers with the Hanna colorimeter and was right on with this test kit. Would highly recommend.
Best bang for buck By Richard on 12/2/11
Richard would recommend this product to a friend
I dont know why I didnt buy this kit sooner. The only thing slicker and easier to use than these tests are hanna checkers but for guys who are on a tight budget like me, this is the perfect alternative. Red Sea even makes refills for when you run out. Red Sea was right on the money making this kit.
great little test kit By onborrowedtime on 12/1/11
onborrowedtime would recommend this product to a friend
great little test kit, seems to be very accurate and easy to use, plus it comes in a great little storage case.
Good kit for the money By Walter on 11/29/11
Walter would recommend this product to a friend
Good test kit and the instruction videos on line help. Haven't had to re-order reagents yet but that should help to off set the cost of this kit instead of getting whole new kit. Same grips as reviewers before about trying to fit everything back into the box he first few times. It's like a puzzle and just have to remember where everyting goes.
works great By Jose De Jesus on 11/26/11
Jose De Jesus would recommend this product to a friend
red sea test kit works great clear and easy to read results and great quality stuff come with great case
Outstanding!!!! By FuDz CWerner on 11/25/11
FuDz CWerner would recommend this product to a friend
Very easy to use test kit. Just add water from your tank and follow the instructions. I would offer some advice to people when testing...when you get close to the endpoint color go ahead and write the value down. Then titrate a little more to verify the endpoint. Then use that range to calculate your value.
Great Product By Sam on 11/17/11
Sam would recommend this product to a friend
I have been using Red Sea test kits for a while and overall I am very happy with them. The quality is exceptional, and I am a fan of the way that the kits are organized. The API kits come in cheesy plastic trays, while the RS kits come in a hard plastic box that makes it very easy to keep everything together and organized.
The color cards/charts show the basic instructions of how to conduct each individual test but you MUST read the instructions as well. My first couple of tests I was purging the air from the syringe when adding my reagents to the sample, which you are not supposed to do. This resulted in somewhat inaccurate testing. So make sure you read and understand the instructions on your first go around, and thereafter you can use the card as a reference.
These test kits are easy to use, precise, easy to keep organized, and of high quality. I will continue to purchase them in the future.
Easy to Use - Great Value By Milkman on 11/14/11
Milkman would recommend this product to a friend
I have been using the Foundation multi-kit for about four months and find it very easy to use. The end point color change is very easy to see and the test cn be completed quickly. Having all three of these basic tests bundled together makes it a great value, especially since you can replace the reagents on a test by test basis. I probably check my alkalinity twice as often as I check CA or Mg, so when I need more alk titrant, I can just buy what I need.
Red Sea vs. API By James on 10/31/11
James wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
@AC2020x, why do you think Red Sea gives better results than API? Have you have Red Sea results compared to the results from an independent scientific lab, or are you just guessing?
Good product.. very accurate results By Scott on 10/30/11
Scott would recommend this product to a friend
The method of counting the amount of titration to get your levels is much better than judging what color the solution is compared to the card. It is expensive compared to the ATI kits but worth it for the hard to measure chemicals. I don't think I would get this expensive of a kit for nitrites / nitrates and stuff that is usually zero in my tank at least. If you have problems with those though you should get Red Sea kits for everything to chart an accurate number to see what is going on in your tank.
Don't buy any other brand By Jay on 10/28/11
Jay would recommend this product to a friend
I am completely sold on Red Sea products - the test kits are so easy to use, the measure down the 0.01 ml scale which is very accurate; They are worth any extra cost they may incur.