hard By Adam on 6/22/12
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 6/24/11
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 5/25/11
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 4/22/11
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 3/21/11
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 2/6/11
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.
Manual obviously written by someone with english as second language. By Paul on 11/30/10
Paul would recommend this product to a friend
Could have been done far more simplified. Not a bad test kit. But I did waste several attempts before realizing I was reading the steps wrong.
For the price, I would have liked to see a larger reagent bottle, but for the accuracy it was worth the purchase.
Read instructions carefully By King Neptune on 11/9/10
King Neptune would recommend this product to a friend
I had to scrap three tests, was getting frustrated. Then realized the poorly written instructions were confusing me.
There is one step where you are supposed to start over from scratch...but its written in a way where it looks like your supposed to continue with the same water but in a similar fashion to the first part.
They really need to have someone who officially speaks English do their manuals. Its written by someone who has it as a second language and its obvious.
At roughly a dollar per test, but it was a learning experience, so $3 isn't the end of the world.I honestly prefer the Seachem test over this one. But now that I got it, its a 4.3 star test kit IMO. Ill keep using it.
as accurate as these kinds of test kits get By Reef Krazy on 8/30/10
Reef Krazy would recommend this product to a friend
These are good test kits, a little process intensive but as good as these kinds of tests get.
High quality, easy to use too!! By Dave3112 on 7/8/10
Dave3112 would recommend this product to a friend
I have always used salifert or API test kits for my aquarium. Not anymore! This was my first elos test kit but will not be the last. The quality of the test kit is superb. The instructions are very detailed and the color change is very apparent. Sometimes have been unsure with others. The Mg test is a little time consuming but worth every minute now that I keep the Mg stable the growth of my LPS has been exceptional!
Its good but $$$$$$$$$$$$$$ By ruidos99 on 4/23/10
ruidos99 would recommend this product to a friend
Its a good test but for the $$$ get a Salifert!!
elos magnesium test kit By Mark on 4/10/10
Mark wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
this worked for me the first time I used it, maybe, since it said my Ca from a freshly mixed batch of Tropic Marin was 2000, when it generally mixes up to perhaps 1150.
Since then I've tried it three times, and the colors never changed from mud.
This kit is hard to use and in my experience is worthless. Still to Salifert or Seachem.