must have By jeffrey on 10/4/2011
jeffrey would recommend this product to a friend
red sea tests are very easy and convinent, and a great price. these are the main three tests you should really have
Awsome test Kit By Hathamat on 10/2/2011
Hathamat would recommend this product to a friend
This test kit is definitely Worth the money spent on it. Easy to use accurate and a good value. Easily the best test kit I have purchased.
Good product By ShawnCC on 9/28/2011
ShawnCC would recommend this product to a friend
This kit works well, and has a professional feel to it. It's much easier to titrate with this system, as you don't have to worry about spilling while you're stirring it up. I am very much a fan of having mutliple tests bundled into one kit, so that when you're done with it, you can pack it away in a single case and store it.
A few suggestions for Red Sea:
- I would prefer it if the case were hinged, or had some sort of better closing mechanism. Because it doesn't securely "snap" shut, attempting to pick it up by the lid (i.e. when you're taking it out of the packaging box) causes the lid to come right off.
- Because the contents of the kit have such a tight fit, I find it difficult to get the lid back on when I'm done with it. I typically have to rearrange the contents and make several attempts. An improvement would be having a designated spot, within the case, for each component. For example, each syringe could snap into a special spot, so that it's consistently organized, and the box is easier to close, instead of having it all tossed in there.
Please note that these gripes about about the case only, and the *actual* product--the tests themselves--are very good. I would recommend.
One final suggestion to Red Sea: I notice that you don't have a basic saltwater test kit for Ammonia + Nitrite + Nitrate + pH (the standard cycling parameters). I would really love it if you made such a kit that makes use of your colorimetric comparator.
Don't mind doing the test now By tonythefish on 9/22/2011
tonythefish would recommend this product to a friend
Works great and seems to be accurate . look forward to just buying the refills
Almost perfect By tommyboynj on 9/19/2011
tommyboynj would recommend this product to a friend
This is a solid test kit and a fantastic deal if you buy the foundations kit. I was looking to add a magnesium test to my supplies. Up until about 6 weeks ago I had just been test calcium and alkalinity as part of my weekly testing routine. As my tank has matured I noticed I was going to need to keep my mag in check also. Up until I purchased this kit I had been using api kits for all my testing. I found the red sea kit very accurate with easy to follow insructions. Everything is color coded also which is nice. My only complaint would that the color transitions during the test can be alittle hard to determine. I generally found with the api kits the color change was dramatic giving clear indication of the test being complete. Other than that I loved the kit. Well packaged and easy to use.
great product By sam on 8/24/2011
sam would recommend this product to a friend
These things are awsome! They are not flimsy, come with a hard shell case, very easy to use and seem to be spot on! You cant ask for anything else! I recommend these to everyone!
Accurate and easy to use By Greg on 8/20/2011
Greg would recommend this product to a friend
After only a few tests, this is the test kit I should have be using from the beginning. Like BRS TV suggested, the improved (one handed) tritration device makes getting the correct reading easy. The only issue I had was some of the caps were not tightened, so during shipping there was some minor leakage that slightly damaged the 3 laminated direction cards.
Great test kit By Robert on 8/14/2011
Robert would recommend this product to a friend
When I first looked at the kit I thought it was going to be difficult to use but apon looking at YouTube and reading the manual I felt like I was back in chemistry class taking an open book test with the teacher giving you the page number and answers for the questions. This set is very nice and easy to use. To me it's a no brainer every should have this test kit it's so easy to use.
Accurate kit for a great price By Lynn on 7/18/2011
Lynn would recommend this product to a friend
I thought I would try this test kit as I did not like the one I had, and I was amazed at the difference in my parameters between the tests! I now feel as if I can accurately tell what my calcium, magnesium and alkalinity levels are in my tank! These tests are so easy to read and use that it makes testing your water less of a chore but more of a fun chemistry experiment! The color readings are much more visible going from bright pink to blue or blue to bright pink. They also have videos on youtube to help you out if you are confused. I would never buy another test kit again!
High quality, fair price By MandM on 6/23/2011
MandM would recommend this product to a friend
This combo kit is a great way to get all the basic tests in a nice package. The titrator fits onto the top of the vial and the syringe clips in to make titration easy and mess-free. The only thing I would ask for is tritration syringes (that number backward) instead of dosing syringes. You have to measure the amount used, not the amount left (as done with Salifert tests)