easy to use By valerie on 2/27/14
valerie would recommend this product to a friend
All of our tests are Salifert, they are easy to use and read the results. We will continue to purchase these tests.
Far better then api test kit By Ant on 1/28/14
Ant would recommend this product to a friend
I couldn't tell the difference in color in api test kit but this is much easier and much more accurate
Most simple and straight forward nitrate test ever! By Greg on 11/25/13
Greg would recommend this product to a friend
Easy to read! Not like every other nitrate test out there. Salifert is too notch.
Good test By gone fishin on 7/16/13
gone fishin would recommend this product to a friend
I recently started vodka dosing. So I switched to this test kit. It is much easier to use than the API kit and is easier for me to read.
Great test, easy to read. By Mike on 4/22/13
Mike would recommend this product to a friend
Easy to read, straight forward.
Easy to use. By John on 1/9/13
John would recommend this product to a friend
Easy to use and accurate readings. Very happy with the product.
Great Product By Jonathon on 11/26/12
Jonathon would recommend this product to a friend
I have been using this test kit for about 6 years. Never had any problems. Seems to be accurate and easy to read. I would note that I can only compare it API test kits however.
Great test kit By jamie on 10/28/12
jamie would recommend this product to a friend
The lower levels are harder to determine,but I still think it's better that API
Great Product By Scott Nelson on 4/21/12
Scott Nelson would recommend this product to a friend
I purchased this Salifert kit a few months ago, and it is so much more reliable than the other kits I have been using. It may cost a little more and be slightly harder to perform the test, but at least I am not guessing any more about the results
absolutely useless By nbgen12 on 4/21/12
nbgen12 wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
You can't tell the difference between the lowest 3 nitrate levels on the color chart. I'm better off looking into the aquarium and guessing what the nitrate level is. DO NOT waste your money on this, find another brand.
save your money By Chris on 4/11/12
Chris wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
This nitrateTest kit is just terrible.you can't tell what color of pink you test is reading at. i'm going back to API much better you can tell what color you test is.i will use Api to Hanna come out with a Nitrate checker
Great Product By Michael on 11/29/11
Michael would recommend this product to a friend
By far the easiest test kit that I've used for Nitrate. Very easy to perform the test and very easy to see the results. I like the storage container too.
Wonderful Test as always By Aaron on 9/30/11
Aaron would recommend this product to a friend
The nitrate test kit is extremely accurate, easy to read, and use, and has the capability of testing for both low range and high range at the same time, which is very helpful.
Good test kit By Anu on 6/23/11
Anu would recommend this product to a friend
I upgraded from the cheap API test kit that was hard to read to this that is simple and easy to read.
A much better alternative to the cheaper API kit and VERY accurate. By redfishsc on 10/3/10
redfishsc would recommend this product to a friend
I purchased the Salifert kit b/c I was tired of not being able to read the API's color accurately. Worth the cost difference, although it could be cheaper.
Very easy and quick. Much quicker than the API.
The kit easily and accurately reads down to about 0.2ppm, which is a very good low range kit. You have to read the instructions (apparently someone else here didn't) to interpret the low-range readings, but it's very easy.
I was actually dosing trace amounts of nitrate (0.3ppm per day, max) to aid in macroalgae and soft coral growth. This was beneficial to the soft corals, they grew more when I started dosing the nitrate. My tank stayed at 0.0ppm prior to dosing. SPS seemed indifferent, didn't bother them at all.
Go with API By ybelly on 6/28/10
ybelly wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
This is a terrible test kit. Go with API much better choice and results you can see....
Good, economical test kit. By Darren on 5/27/10
Darren would recommend this product to a friend
In general, Salifert tests kits are a great balance between affordability and accuracy, and the Nitrate test kit is no exception. The nitrate test is one of the more complex tests to perform, requiring the addition of multiple chemicals to your water sample, but the instructions are clear and easy to follow. Like most Nitrate test kits available, Salifert's kit uses a color comparator technique where you compare your prepared samples color to a color card to determine the Nitrate level in your sample. Although the kit results can be read in most lighting situations, Saliferts advice about reading in diffuse sunlight makes the results easier to read and probably results in less chance of an error reading the result. The kit offers two ranges (0.2-10 mg/L and 2-100 mg/L) using a single prepared sample for convenience. A good buy to monitor Nitrate levels.