Aquarium Test Kits
We carry the Aquarium Systems Test Kits, Red Sea Test Lab Test Kits and the Lifegard All Purpose 6-Way Test Strips. The Red Sea and Aquarium Systems test kits use the colorimetric method. The colorimetric method involves the mixing test kit chemicals with some water from the tank in a test tube. After a specified period of time you match the color in the test tube against the colors on the color strips that come with the test kits, to determine the concentration of the ion you are testing (i.e. nitrate, nitrite, ammonia). There are exceptions to this generalized method, the Aquarium Systems alkalinity test kit determines the concentration of an ion by counting the drops of a chemical added ,until a water sample turns a certain color.
The Lifegard All Purpose 6-Way Test Strips are a very easy-to-use paper strips that test simultaneously for alkalinity, pH, nitrite, nitrate, hardness and ammonia.
Reminder, we also carry electronic testers, these devices will yield more accurate, faster and cleaner results, such as our Pinpoint pH and ORP meters.