A must HAVE! By FishWhisperer on 12/11/2014
FishWhisperer would recommend this product to a friend
this is the first Mg elos kit i have used and it works great. It involves a bit more work to set than the previous kits i have used in the past (Salifert). If you are looking for a way to stop guessing how much mg you need to dose, then this is the kit you want to get. Highly accurate and reliable. A must have for serious reefers! Will purchase again when salifert is unavaible.
Annoying By Jason on 11/30/2014
Jason wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
The test kit does it's job however it has too many steps. Like others have mentioned it requires that you put 30+ drops of the first solution then wash out the container and do a second test. Although i do prefer some Elos test kits, this is one I won't buy again. The Salifert Mg kit is more accurate and easier to use. One positive of the Elos kit is the dramatic color change from orange to green on the first step of the kit and pink to blue on the second part.
DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY<---Pro Tip By Quinn on 4/11/2014
Quinn wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I work in the water testing industry so I believe my advice should be taken seriously on this one. DO NOT buy this test kit.
The actual number of steps required to get an "accurate" result are tedious as well as error inducing. I previously, and will stick with, used three other test kits for Magnesium: Red Sea= OK, Salifert= Excellent and LaMotte=Ok. Simply put YOU WILL NOT get accurate results with this ELOS test kit because you are forced to use 30-40 "drops" per test...never an accurate measurement to use. The more drops you are required to use, the less accurate the result. Then to top it all off the results are given with an accuracy of +- 50 ppm!!! Which means you can be off by upwards of over 100 ppm!! Useless to say the least.
To add insult to injury, the test vial lasted exacted one test due to the over sized cap required to stir the results. Broke the vial while using extreme caution and over 2 decades of water analysis experience.
Requires a 6th grade reading level By Johnathon on 11/12/2013
Johnathon would recommend this product to a friend
This test does require a higher level of attention when reading the instructions but they do make sense. If you take your time, read it carefully and do the test right you will get a much better reading with much easier to notice titrations than the competitors test kits.
Basically if you can get past the somewhat complex instructions you will find your Mg readings to be more accurate!
Elos Magnesium Aqua Test Kit By GERRY on 9/19/2013
GERRY wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
Poorly written instructions were confusing me. wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
BSR Please make a video on how to use.
wouldn't recommend By GMALTA on 9/9/2013
GMALTA wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I had to scrap three tests, was getting frustrated. Then realized the poorly written instructions were confusing me. wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
hard By Adam on 6/22/2012
Adam wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I didn't think it is very user friendly but what do you expect for a test
Excellent By Jim on 6/24/2011
Jim would recommend this product to a friend
Great test kit. Directions are very clear and easy to read. The color changes during testing are easy to see.
Excellent test kit By Michael on 5/25/2011
Michael would recommend this product to a friend
The written instructions are a little confusing but some online searching gave me answers that cleared up questions.
I gave it 4 out 5 on recommendation because of the way the instructions read and a new comer to the hobby who is already intimidated by the chemistry side is going to get frustrated if they try this kit as their first experience testing mg.
But it's a great kit and very accurate.
good test By roger on 4/22/2011
roger would recommend this product to a friend
the mg test is a lil time consuming but thats what its going to be. i personaly liked the instruction. very simple no reading and getting confused or multiple testing opions like in my salifert kh and ca testers. hard to screw up with pics and a couple of numbers. I have used this tested quiet a few times now and can get my mg number in no time
Easy to Use By Chris on 3/21/2011
Chris would recommend this product to a friend
Works very well.....the process is pretty intensive as one step has you adding 30 plus drops each tiem you measure Mg. Showed a lower qwuality test kit was off by 25%.....worth the effort to get accurate readings
Great Design By Christopher on 2/6/2011
Christopher would recommend this product to a friend
First of all, Read the instructions multiple times. The directions are a translation from italian, so they are a bit fuzzy, but if you go through the test dry before you do it for real, this test is easy. The dramatic color change is great, no more blue-ish to purple-ish for an accurate test. You can easily read this test, which makes it my favorite.