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Mardel Live NH3 Ammonia Monitor - 3 Pack

This in-tank ammonia monitor takes test strip water monitoring into your aquarium.
Overall rating:
1.625 / 5
1.6
 / 
5
(8 reviews) 7
1 of 8(12%)customers recommend this product.
Reviews for Mardel Live NH3 Ammonia Monitor - 3 Pack
Review 1 for Mardel Live NH3 Ammonia Monitor - 3 Pack
Overall rating 
1 / 5
1 / 5 8 reviews

May 8, 2012
by sugar552
fromSanta Ana, CA
What is your gender?F
How many pets do you have?4
How often do you shop at PetSmart?Monthly
Effectiveness 
1 / 5
1 / 5 8 reviews
Quality 
1 / 5
1 / 5 8 reviews
Ease of Use 
1 / 5
1 / 5 8 reviews
This doesn’t work! I left it in my tank for a few weeks, it hasn’t changed colors since I bought it. JUST DON’T BUY THIS!
Pros: easy to use
Cons: didn't work
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Review 2 for Mardel Live NH3 Ammonia Monitor - 3 Pack
Overall rating 
1 / 5
1 / 5 8 reviews

We put this product in a tank of only 3 weeks old

February 19, 2012
by Beezy
fromsacramento ca
Effectiveness 
1 / 5
1 / 5 8 reviews
Quality 
1 / 5
1 / 5 8 reviews
Ease of Use 
1 / 5
1 / 5 8 reviews
This tank has a big flowerhorn fish and the 2nd tank has 3 flowerhorns of 2 inches each. This product has stayed "Yellow" and there is now way it can be, since the other tests have been green since the day we put the fish in. I did the traditional test and it shows green.20% Water changes everyday just to keep the fish alive until my tank finally cycles. There can be no way this should be showing yellow, and it does.
Cons: didn't work
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Review 3 for Mardel Live NH3 Ammonia Monitor - 3 Pack
Overall rating 
1 / 5
1 / 5 8 reviews

faulty kit

January 21, 2010
by texasattitude
fromTexas
What is your gender?F
How many pets do you have?1
How often do you shop at PetSmart?Monthly
Effectiveness 
1 / 5
1 / 5 8 reviews
Quality 
1 / 5
1 / 5 8 reviews
Ease of Use 
1 / 5
1 / 5 8 reviews
I bought this kit hoping to use it as a quick reference, but it DOES NOT WORK. I left it in my tank for a week, and it still hasn't responded to the chemical levels in my tank. The color has not changed from the original yellow that it was in the store.
Don't buy this.
Cons: innacurate
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Review 4 for Mardel Live NH3 Ammonia Monitor - 3 Pack
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5 8 reviews

I had no problems

October 27, 2009
by distantdreamer29
fromBlue Mounds, WI
What is your gender?F
How many pets do you have?3
How often do you shop at PetSmart?Weekly
Effectiveness 
5 / 5
5 / 5 8 reviews
Quality 
5 / 5
5 / 5 8 reviews
Ease of Use 
5 / 5
5 / 5 8 reviews
I had no problems with this product and absolutely love it. My meter has staid yellow (safe) except for once when a fish had died and I did not realize it. Of course my ammonia was high then! Without this meter I don't think I would have caught the problem in time to save my fish. It's extremely easy to use and I like being able to just take a look at it when I do my feedings. I don't have time to do constant tests on my water. I would recommend it. I'm sorry to hear so many other people didn't have such a great result.
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Review 5 for Mardel Live NH3 Ammonia Monitor - 3 Pack
Overall rating 
1 / 5
1 / 5 8 reviews

Doesn't work properly

March 21, 2008
by bbgirl
fromMichigan
What is your gender?F
How many pets do you have?2
How often do you shop at PetSmart?Weekly
Effectiveness 
1 / 5
1 / 5 8 reviews
Quality 
1 / 5
1 / 5 8 reviews
Ease of Use 
5 / 5
5 / 5 8 reviews
I thought this monitor would be easier to use than the API drop tests I have. All you have to do is attach it to the inside of your tank and you should be able to monitor your ammonia levels by looking at it.
It showed no ammonia for the first two weeks, then it began creeping up slowly to the point the ammonia levels were showing "toxic". I brought out my API drop tests and did the test, the levels were nowhere near toxic. They were in the well below it. The monitor never came back down to safe levels and when I returned it to the store after taking it out of the tank for a few days, it still read toxic. This monitor does not work properly. Stick with the drop kits.
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Review 6 for Mardel Live NH3 Ammonia Monitor - 3 Pack
Overall rating 
1 / 5
1 / 5 8 reviews

Waste of money

December 1, 2007
by MasterD
fromNC
What is your gender?M
How many pets do you have?5 or more
How often do you shop at PetSmart?Weekly
Effectiveness 
1 / 5
1 / 5 8 reviews
I picked up one from a local PetSmart for a FW tank. It went to Toxic after 3 days! So I did 50% water changes and after 6 weeks it still showed as Toxic.
Upon a friendly recommendation I picked up the Seachem Ammonia Alert Device and this worked much better - 1.5 hours in the tank and it showed the water as being safe thus proving to be more reliable and it lasts longer.
Do yourself a favour and avoid this product, get the Seachem or stick with manually testing the water.
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Review 7 for Mardel Live NH3 Ammonia Monitor - 3 Pack
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5 8 reviews

Accuracy issue

March 9, 2007
by Yelena
fromBaltimore Co, MD
Effectiveness 
1 / 5
1 / 5 8 reviews
Quality 
1 / 5
1 / 5 8 reviews
Ease of Use 
4 / 5
4 / 5 8 reviews
I purchased this product in the store, and another one online. It was accurate only for one day. Next day it showed that NH3 was at the stress level (0.05), so I replaced water and it did not improve. I took the device and placed it in a large container with a distilled water, and only after a day the level went to 0.02, when in fact I knew that there was no ammonia in that water. The device is not accurate at all, or maybe after a higher reading of NH3 it does not go back to represent a true level of ammonia, even though the water was replaced!
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Ratings-only reviews for Mardel Live NH3 Ammonia Monitor - 3 Pack
Based on 1 ratings-only review
Overall rating 
1 / 5
1 / 5 8 reviews
0 out of 1 recommend this product