Accurate and easy test kit By Joe on 5/25/2013
Joe would recommend this product to a friend
I've been using this kit for several months now. I've found it to be very easy to use and produce very reproducible results. Since all three measurements are based on titration, there is no matching the color problem.
very good buy and very aqurate By Adam on 4/28/2013
Adam wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
picked this up at a lfs but i should have it here way cheaper and very good product
Accurate and Easy to use By Ad on 4/23/2013
Ad would recommend this product to a friend
Tests are accurate and simple to use. Would definitely recommend.
Works great once you get the hang of it By Alexandria on 4/18/2013
Alexandria would recommend this product to a friend
I like that this comes in a nice sleek container. The Alk test is super easy to do. The Ca and Mg test take a little more time but being able to titrate so easy is nice. I like that it tells you how much each mL is to the end result so if you have super high values you can keep going with a refill of the syringe. You just have to calculate it.
I also like that the refills are not that expensive AND you get BRS points for purchasing them. It's nice to get something for purchasing your everyday products like this! Will continue to use and purchase from BRS!
Nice, Clean, Accurate By arusse23 on 4/6/2013
arusse23 would recommend this product to a friend
I started off using API because they were cheaper and I thought that was all I needed. After a month or so I decided I wanted to check on my Magnesium levels. I went with the Red Sea test because of good reviews.
I love the way that you titrate the solution because you don't get messy like with the API. The color changes seem to be noticeable and watching the videos made by Red sea are a must just to double check the actual color you want to be seeing. The packaging of this test is also really nice. Compact and sleek 3 tests don't take up a lot of room under your tank! I will likely continue using the Red sea because you can get the reagents only and withe BRS you get nice regular bonus points for purchasing them!
Quality Kit By Brad on 4/2/2013
Brad would recommend this product to a friend
Very nice high quality package all around and easy to use.
chemicals By clarkwrench on 3/30/2013
clarkwrench would recommend this product to a friend
this is what every saltwater tank needs,In order to find out what your is missing or is to high in ppm.
Great Kit By christopher on 3/11/2013
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 3/10/2013
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 3/4/2013
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 3/4/2013
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 3/1/2013
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 2/24/2013
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 2/18/2013
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 1/27/2013
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 1/10/2013
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 12/1/2012
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 11/28/2012
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 11/2/2012
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.
The best By Francisco on 11/1/2012
Francisco would recommend this product to a friend
one of the best test kits out there love this Product
I really like the change in color! Very easy to use By Shawn on 10/9/2012
Shawn would recommend this product to a friend
I've used just about every test kit on the market including some of the digital test kits. The saying "You get what you pay for" really applies to these kits. While you'll pay a bit of a premium price you'll find that the accuracy of these kits and method of dropping liquid is far easier than most other kits. You'll have to sacrifice a bit of time (about 1 minute per test) over other kits but if you own a reef tank the wait is well worth it.
Important note: The syringes used in this kit come in three pieces. The plastic tip, housing and plunger. Make sure the plastic tip is firmly (not too tight or you'll break it) pressed on the housing or you'll drop liquid everywhere but in the vial. Its actually pretty simple but I learned the hard way by trying to be too careful.
Quality and Accuracy, ditch the API By DormReefer on 10/5/2012
DormReefer would recommend this product to a friend
After using API for years I was convinced that they were good enough for hobbyists. That is until I got into serious reef keeping and my corals weren't looking their best. I purchased this kit to test my Calc/Alk/Mag and found that my levels were no where near what API had told me. I drove to my LFS and had them confirm with their kits (Salifert and Hanna Digital) and I was sold on why these a necessity. They give accurate tests time after time and are very easy and effective. RedSea also has fantastic customer support!
I found the colors to be a bit confusing By Keith on 9/28/2012
Keith would recommend this product to a friend
I had trouble with the color matching on this kit. The colors on the card is not the color that the water ever turns.Once you get this figured out it is ok.
Right Quality, Right Price By MJ's Custom Aquarium Water on 9/21/2012
MJ's Custom Aquarium Water would recommend this product to a friend
The quality and accuracy of this test kit was better than anticipated for the price point. I am very happy that the kit will last through refill packs and not just need to be replaced. Thanks Red Sea!!