Why does BRS recommend this?
Our favorite all-around test kits are the red sea kits. With easy to follow directions, and consistent results, we always have a Red Sea Reef Foundation test kit in our testing closet. The Red Sea multi-test kits are by far the best value for purchasing multiple test kits.
Amazing Value. High quality and reliability.
Monitor the balance of Calcium, Alkalinity, and Magnesium in your reef tank's foundation with this all-in-one test kit from Red Sea.
- 75 Calcium test kits
- 75 Alkalinity test kits
- 75 Magnesium test kits
- Analytical grade glass vials
- Easy-to-use, high precision Titrator
- Affordable reagent refills
Red Sea Reef Foundation Pro Multi Test Kit Contents
|Test Name||Element||# of Tests||Accuracy||Range||Test Type|
Great Test Kit By Jonathan on 7/17/2018Jonathan would recommend this product to a friendVERY accurate. Honestly, testing ALK with this is really easy and doesn't take long. Don't even need a Hanna checker. Marks on syringes wipe off as others said though.
Accurate, but test end point can be difficult to identify By Bill on 6/19/2018Bill would recommend this product to a friendThe Red Sea Pro multi test kit helped me get my big three parameters in balance initially. However, the end point color change can be difficult to tell. I never know if I should keep going or stop. The card color doesn’t exactly match the titration, but it gets me close enough to maintain my levels within my acceptable range. I ended up purchasing a different test kit with a digital read out to use as my primary alk test kit.
harder to use than API tests, and not terribly accurate for Mg testing By joe on 6/12/2018joe wouldn't recommend this product to a friendBasically, doing water tests with Foundation kits take longer than with the API test kit, and the results are the equivalent. Additionally, the Magnesium tests for me have always been 100 to 300 ppm off from the results of my local fish store. So If you like the Foundation testing process, fine. But, I'm not that into cleaning syringes and complicating my tests without much benefit.
good test kit. By Jeff on 6/1/2018Jeff would recommend this product to a friendI am using this test kit to double check my Hanna checkers. Results are very close to each other. It is a little frustrating getting all the test material back in the box.
Good quality, awesome to have them in one package By Teresa on 5/30/2018Teresa would recommend this product to a friendRed sea products are great and easy to use. Do wish they'd be more clear on the when to read the result. like when as the color changes or after its fully changes
just OK By greg on 5/27/2018greg would recommend this product to a friendi like the Salifert kit better
Good kit poor quality control By Chad on 4/18/2018Chad would recommend this product to a friendFirst test kit came in with all the syringes broken as well as the vial holders in the lid broken. BRS sent me out a new kit right away. 2nd one came in undamaged but one of the reagent bottles was leaking and damaged the cards. Between the 2 kits I was able to make a complete undamaged kit.
Solid test kit but the magnesium test is a pain By Jono on 3/16/2018Jono would recommend this product to a friendThis is an easy test kit to use, but the magnesium test is unreliable. I rinse the test vials out with RODI water between each test, rinse the vials out with tank water before performing the test and I often get different results when I perform the magnesium test twice. I'm not sure if its how I'm shaking the vials or if I'm not shaking it for the right time, but I feel like the magnesium test results are unreliable. otherwise, it is a solid test kit.
Poor Quality Control By Aaron on 3/3/2018Aaron wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI was sold on Red Sea since I got my Reefer, but this is the second expensive kit I have bought that arrived with something leaking. Everything wet and color stained, including the instructions and color charts. To top that off, the kit included two vials of magnesium C reagant, but no calcium C reagant, so I can't test for calcium at all.
Easy to use and very accurate By wendell on 12/4/2017wendell would recommend this product to a friendResults are very accurate, easy to use all in one container. Iv used different test kits before but this one is best bang for you buck and very trustworthy test kit !
Very expensive for short shelf life By william on 11/16/2017william wouldn't recommend this product to a friendThe MG and CA tests are great. Easy to read and very accurate (comparing to other tests).
The alkalinity test kit "expired" after ~6 months. I understand that these things expire, but the expiration is usually a year or so. I gues it technically still works, but the color has turned to a light orange/yellow and its impossible to tell when the titration color change occurs since it goes from the blue color to a very murky blue/yellow then slowly into orange over the next 2ml.
Easy By John on 10/14/2017John would recommend this product to a friendThis is a fast and easy way to test
I just have a question in determining the amount of titrant used for the test. So if I start with 1ML and I end with 0.46ML left then I would subtract .46 from 1.0 to get 0.54 titrant used. Then I would use 0.54 as my number on the card to get my results. Is this the correct process?
That is correct :-) You compare the amount of titrant used to the chart, so your math looks good to me!
So my question is now that it is winter. Is it bad for this test kit to be exposed to below freezing temps during shipping.
These test kits tend to have a lower than normal freezing temperature and typically we have not received much negative feed back during shipments in winter. If you have any issues or questions feel free to let us know and we will be more than willing to help!