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API(r) 5 in 1 Aquarium Test Strips

These multipurpose test strips help you measure pH, nitrite, nitrate, general hardness and carbonate hardness in your fresh- or saltwater aquarium to help keep your fish safe and healthy.
Overall rating:
3.2 / 5
3.2
 / 
5
(5 reviews) 4
2 of 5(40%)customers recommend this product.
Reviews for API(r) 5 in 1 Aquarium Test Strips
Review 1 for API(r) 5 in 1 Aquarium Test Strips
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5 5 reviews

There're Ok, BUT........

February 6, 2014
by BettaCouple
fromNortheastern Florida
What is your gender?M
Performance 
2 / 5
2 / 5 5 reviews
Quality 
2 / 5
2 / 5 5 reviews
Ease of Use 
2 / 5
2 / 5 5 reviews
Decided to buy these instead of the API Freshwater Master Test Kit or the Tetra Test Strips. Next time will get the Tetra Strips......our Petsmart uses these! Both API and Tetra Strips are easy to use, but the color-comparing can be difficult! So far, VERY unsure of the accuracy of the API Strips. Next time will get the Tetra Strips b/c they also test the Alkalinity whereas the API Strips don't! As far as the API Master Kit goes, it doesn't appear to be that easy, ESPECIALLY For a "Newbie" Aquarist! The Master Kit can be too much like trying to use a Chemistry Set! For older folks, life wife/I, "color-comparing" isn't as easy as it was years ago!
Pros: easy to use
Cons: price
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
Review 2 for API(r) 5 in 1 Aquarium Test Strips
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5 5 reviews

Don't know

April 4, 2013
by MyNameIsJoe
fromPhoenix, AZ
What is your gender?M
How many pets do you have?1
How often do you shop at PetSmart?Monthly
Performance 
3 / 5
3 / 5 5 reviews
Quality 
3 / 5
3 / 5 5 reviews
Ease of Use 
3 / 5
3 / 5 5 reviews
I have these, and I also have the testers that come in bottles. Both are from API! For pH, these strips always tell me 6.0 but the bottle always tell me 7.5. I really don't know who to believe. For Nitrate, they use to both say 40, but today the bottle say 0, and the strip says 40...
Pros: easy to use
+3points
3of 3voted this as helpful.
Review 3 for API(r) 5 in 1 Aquarium Test Strips
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5 5 reviews

Decent

April 4, 2013
by TurdtheTurtle
fromAtlanta, Ga
What is your gender?F
How many pets do you have?5 or more
How often do you shop at PetSmart?Monthly
Performance 
2 / 5
2 / 5 5 reviews
Quality 
1 / 5
1 / 5 5 reviews
Ease of Use 
2 / 5
2 / 5 5 reviews
This product is OK, I first bought this when I got my first tank, that was a year or two ago, I had no idea what any of the results meant, the product came with an instruction sheet, but that didnt help me at all, it just made me even more confused. The 5 in 1 is OK, but sorta difficult to read. The strips do not even include a section for ammonia, which is most important. When you use the strip to instructions tell you to dip it in the water, and take it out horizontally, that is impossible unless you want to get your hand wet. And if you dont take it out horizontally, the colors blend and you aren't able to get the right reading. Do not buy this product.
Pros: price
Cons: didn't work, hard to use
-2points
2of 6voted this as helpful.
Review 4 for API(r) 5 in 1 Aquarium Test Strips
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5 5 reviews

I think it worked

January 27, 2013
by bettakid1
fromWasila AK
What is your gender?M
How many pets do you have?5 or more
How often do you shop at PetSmart?A few times a year
Performance 
4 / 5
4 / 5 5 reviews
Quality 
5 / 5
5 / 5 5 reviews
Ease of Use 
5 / 5
5 / 5 5 reviews
I got these for my new 10 gal tank i just got. I used them but im not 100%sure it realy worked but I trust it. Overall I reconmend getting this.
Pros: easy to use, price
-5points
0of 5voted this as helpful.
Ratings-only reviews for API(r) 5 in 1 Aquarium Test Strips
Based on 1 ratings-only review
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5 5 reviews
1 out of 1 recommend this product
Performance 
3 / 5
3 / 5 5 reviews
Quality 
3 / 5
3 / 5 5 reviews
Ease of Use 
4 / 5
4 / 5 5 reviews