Why Does BRS Recommend This?
The Red Sea Marine Care Test Kit set comes with almost everything you need to get you through your cycle, ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate, but can also test for alkalinity and pH. Each test is easy to perform with clear instructions, and if you are just getting into saltwater aquariums and on a budget, we highly recommend the Red Sea Marine Care Test Kit.
All the tests you need in one kit to monitor the biological maturation of your new reef tank or on-going maintenance of an established tank.
- 100 Ammonia test kits
- 100 Nitrate test kits
- 60 Nitrite test kits
- 100 pH test kits
- 55 Alkalinity test kits
- Analytical grade glass vials
Red Sea Reef Marine Care Test Kit Contents
|Test Name||Element||# of Tests||Accuracy||Range||Test Type|
|Alkalinity||dKH||55||1 dKH/0.36 meq/L||0-∞||Titration|
Great product By Nchoppy on 5/1/2018Nchoppy would recommend this product to a friendExcellent product
Very Accurate and Useful! By Matthew on 4/18/2018Matthew would recommend this product to a friendThis test kit is awesome! You get a lot of testing materials for the price and it helped me stabilize my tank! Highly recommend.
Nitrate WAAAAAAY off By Michael on 1/29/2018Michael wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI've been using API test kits for awhile and wanted something a little more accurate so I ordered this kit. I had been reading approx 0 nitrates using my API test kit but when I ran the nitrate test from this kit it turned a hot pink color which was not even close to any colors on the comparison chart. Even though the color didn't match, the darkness of the pink resembled a value over 50ppm of nitrates. At first I thought I messed up the test so I ran it 3 more times including a diluted test and all had the same results. Thinking my API kit was just bad I quickly did a large water change and ran the test again with no change. I then ordered a NYOS Nitrate test and just ran it today and surprise surprise it read approx 0 nitrates. I also took a sample to my LFS and they confirmed my tank was 0 nitrates. While the test kit sucked, Bulk Reef Supply however was fantastic as usual and refunded me for this kit and I am very happy with the NYOS kit I got instead which is easier to use and read and doesn't give erratic results.
Inaccuracy By Dane on 12/5/2017Dane wouldn't recommend this product to a friendSome of the test are legitimate, however the results in alkalinity are not accurate due to titration...
Great product By John on 7/11/2017John would recommend this product to a friendVery accurate and easy to use
Great product By Chris on 2/8/2017Chris would recommend this product to a friendAccurate and easy to use.
Keep an eye on Exp. date... By Mike on 1/8/2017Mike would recommend this product to a friendGreat test kits and much better to buy the all in one kits versus individually. Way less cluter. Just remember, these kits only last about a year before fluids go bad.
Easy test kit. Highly recommend By Joseph on 10/2/2016Joseph would recommend this product to a friendEasy kit to use . Easy to read and use color charts.
Color results dont match any on the color chart By virginia on 8/27/2016virginia wouldn't recommend this product to a friendThe pink on the result did not match any on the color card, yet BRS states the nitrates are super high. All my corals are doing fine, just thought I would try a test that Is known to be one of the better products. Not if the results cant be read.
You're really paying for just three tests: nitrite, pH, ammonia. By -e- on 8/19/2016-e- wouldn't recommend this product to a friendThis kit has a regular nitrate test with an accuracy of 2ppm but their pro nitrate test has an accuracy of 0.125ppm. This kit has a hardness test but their RCP kit has one too. I would get this kit only for NH3/NO2/pH, the RCP for Ca/KH/Mg, and the Algae Control for NO3/PO4.
good quality kit By Kevin on 2/16/2016Kevin would recommend this product to a friendI like the glass vials and case. like most color test kits, it is sometimes hard to decipher the solution color against the results color card.
Ok By timothy on 12/27/2015timothy wouldn't recommend this product to a friendUsed this and got way different results from my LFS. Still showing nitrates when others didnt detect any. So i will be trying something different
I'm confused about the Nitrate test in this particular kit. The product specs list the Nitrate test as having a range of 0-250ppm. But the color chart in my kit only shows from 0-50ppm.
Over the last seven months, I've observed results of 50+ppm (the color matches [exceeds] the darkest swatch).
However, my LFS has always tested my water as being "acceptable" for fish and softies.
After viewing the recent "BRStv Investigates: How accurate are nitrate test kits...", I decided to try the NYOS Nitrate kit. And it shows a very clear 25ppm. Not great, but obviously far off from the Red Sea test.
Should I assume the Red Sea Nitrate test is fubar?
I appreciate your knowledge and insight.
tested with 4 ml of RO water. Multiply the result by 5 for true nitrate level. "
Hope this helps!
What is the shelf life of the "Red Sea Marine Care Test Kit"
These will come with expiration dates on the bottles and retail packaging. You will want to replace if past these dates. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!