Highly accurate and easy By Lance on 8/10/12
Lance would recommend this product to a friend
Before I go into this review I would like to mention that I've never used a salifert or a hannah tester so I can't make any comparisons between them.
Well I just picked this test kit up, and I can say its pretty accurate. There's only a few problems with it, for example, the test kit/s requires you to subtract the amount of reagent left over in the syringe from the original amount in the syringe(1.0 ml.) The other and only real problem, because the other one is a nuisance, is with the alk kit. The endpoint is not supposed to be orange like what the card says it will be; the endpoint is actually purple with a tint of orange not purely orange.
The good parts are that this is fast 2-3 minutes for the longest which is mg. This kit is as accurate as I can believe, which I can't prove without a doubt mainly because I have only used API test kits. This kit is also more reliable than the ones I have used before.
Also this is neither a pro or con, but I think they use some strong acids or bases in their test kits because it made my hands feel soapy when some of the Ca fluid landed landed on my hand, so keep some baking soda nearby to neutralize the chemicals if you get any on your hands.
I love this test kit By jonathan on 8/9/12
jonathan would recommend this product to a friend
Very easy to use compared to some of the crazy kits out there. The best part about this kit is that it allows you to share the water while you are mixing the reagent because it have a piece that attaches to the top of the bottle and it squirt the reagent.
High Quality Kit By Jack on 7/27/12
Jack would recommend this product to a friend
Red Sea does it right and the quality is quite easily seen. Don't settle for less. Red Sea is pure quality and BRS offers wonderful customer service.
Great kit but very tedious By Benjamin on 7/12/12
Benjamin would recommend this product to a friend
This kit is great, but be prepared to take your time when you are doing these tests. The method used (titration) should be very accurate if you perform the tests as stated in the manual.
Excellent Test Kit By Joey on 7/9/12
Joey would recommend this product to a friend
Easy to use test kit. Everything seems much higher quality than my previous API and Salifert kits. The multi test package really makes for a good value.
Great kit, good price By Jason on 6/27/12
Jason would recommend this product to a friend
Given the importance of these parameters you'll want a reliable test kit that ensures accurate results. That's what I wanted and exactly what this kit offers. The test for each mineral is straight forward and can be done quickly. The equipment included provides for pretty specific readings...not some overly vague result "range". The ability to order reagents separately after they've been depleted is a nice option and welcome money saver.
Very well put together By Matt on 6/23/12
Matt would recommend this product to a friend
Just did my first test last night and was very impressed. I have been using salifert which is very good but not nearly as good as red sea. I love the fact you can buy the refill kits for these. It comes in a nice case with everything in its seperate place. Very well constructed product.
easy By Nicholas on 6/18/12
Nicholas would recommend this product to a friend
good, easy to use test kits...that are easy to replace when they start to run out. If you want to keep sps or lps, these tests are a necessity and Red Sea has you covered
Great test kit By Moises on 6/17/12
Moises would recommend this product to a friend
This Test kit works great and comes with easy to follow instuctions along with a lot of helpful tips and hints inside the user manual. Very helpful for anyone new to chemistry. I love the titrator that comes with the kit makes testing easy. Testing card instructions and case are all water proof and provides an easy to read color chart for test results.
Great Price By Shoei on 6/16/12
Shoei would recommend this product to a friend
Great price LFS i have found sells theses for around 80-90 dollars for the exact same thing you get here. So if you need a tester don't overspend in your local store get it here so you can spend more on your tank instead of the other stores.
great test kit By jeff on 6/14/12
jeff would recommend this product to a friend
Easy to use with accurate test results
Bad By Boyd on 5/12/12
Boyd wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
This test kit recieves a low rating for several reasons. The bottles leaked and soaked the cards with red test fluid. There are no instructions other than the basic cards. The tests themselves slowly fade into the end result color and the Ca test will turn blue and after 10 or more seconds revert to red. The tests require you to subtract the amount used in the syringe via the titrator against the total volume of the syringe to compare to the chart leaving room for simple errors. The lack of distinct color changing readings make this a frustrating test kit to use.
Simple By Parjaree on 5/7/12
Parjaree would recommend this product to a friend
Simple to use and accurate readings. I use this to test my water once a week. Easy to use.
Very nice test kit By Joe on 4/11/12
Joe would recommend this product to a friend
Since im new to reefing I dont have too many to compare it to but once i fully read the instructions it worked great.
What a deal By Eric on 4/7/12
Eric would recommend this product to a friend
This test kit is so fancy. I switched from Salifert tests which are also very good, but not as good of a value compared to this set. Wasn't easier or harder than Salifert in my opinion, but it comes with a very nice water proof case and better quality testing hardware.
Easy By jmw on 4/1/12
jmw would recommend this product to a friend
This test kit is very easy to use and I like the fact that the cards are waterproof!
Best Kit out there By Andrew on 3/29/12
Andrew would recommend this product to a friend
This is a must have for SPS tanks. Its also a great because of the refills. Product works great and it will become simple after a few tries. Don't waste your money with anything else.
awesome By jj on 3/28/12
jj would recommend this product to a friend
wow, what a great product. I have three reef tanks and now testing doesnt take 2 hours of my sunday. Accurate and fast. I love that the refills to the test kits are cheap. This test kit is the best I have ever seen, let alone used. great product
Great Product By Jarred on 3/26/12
Jarred would recommend this product to a friend
I used to use API test kits, but as soon as I got this test kit I quickly quit using the API. It is a great test kit for anyone, the instruction booklet is very informative. The mag test kit took some time to get used to. Over all I'd recommend this kit to anyone!!!
Great By Robert on 3/15/12
Robert would recommend this product to a friend
Easy and accurate. No more guessing. Accurate to 5 ppm
Great Quality By Steven on 3/2/12
Steven would recommend this product to a friend
A test kit that combines quality, value, and ease of use.
good but ....... By azcatsfan on 2/23/12
azcatsfan would recommend this product to a friend
nice test kit. but the numbers are wearing off the syringe way to fast. and Red Sea will not reply to me on the matter. I only rinsed with RO water but the numbers went away pretty fast.
Great By Ray on 2/15/12
Ray would recommend this product to a friend
this product is easy to use. Results seem to be pretty consistant with my Salifert test kit also. For the price you can not beat it.
Easy to use By Ethan on 2/10/12
Ethan would recommend this product to a friend
I decided to try this test kit after seeing reviews on how easy it is to use, and how much better it is that 'color comparison' tests. Titration is the way to go and after comparing the values to a water sample sent to a local lab, KH and Mg were within 3% of the Red Sea kit and Ca was within 5%. Good hobby grade tests to show changes in values over time, and relatively close to lab values