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Tetra Aquarium 6-in-1 Test Strip

by Tetra

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  • Dip test for instantly checking water quality
  • Tests for 6 essential water quality parameters in less than 60 seconds
  • Compare the colours to the chart on the pack to get your readings
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Product Information

Technical Details
Pet TypeFish and Aquatic
Item Weight59 g
Product Dimensions3.8 x 12 x 12 cm
Item model numberT6239
Number of Items1
Quantity1
Specific UsesIndoor, Suitable for Fresh Water
Batteries RequiredNo
Batteries IncludedNo
  
Additional Information
ASINB001B65ZVQ
Best Sellers Rank 168 in Pet Supplies (See top 100)
Shipping Weight349 g
Date First Available16 Nov 2008
  
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  • Each order comes with 1 x Tetra Aquarium 6-in-1 Test Strip
  • Product Description

    Dip test for instantly checking water quality. Good water quality is the key to healthy fish and a troublefree aquarium. Traditional methods of testing are not ideal for situations where time is limited or when frequent testing is necessary for example in newly set up aquariums. The tetratest 6 in 1 quicktest offers a perfect solution by testing for 6 essential water quality parameters in less than 60 seconds. Easy and quick to use 6 readings in 60 seconds tests for ph nitrite nitrate kh carbonate hardness gh general hardness chlorine simply dip the test strip in the water for a few seconds remove and then wait a minute for it to change colour. Compare the colours to the chart on the pack to get your readings. Always read the instructions before use. Testing every 23 days in newly set up aquariums and once a week in established aquariums. 25 strips

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    33 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 25 July 2011
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    I used these when I first set up my tank, as I didn't quite want to stretch to the £30 odd that the API Freshwater Master Test Kit would have cost me.
    These aren't quite as accurate, as I have used a test strip, then taken a water sample to pets at home and the readings were different, and the nitrate/nitrite was showing higher on the API test than on these strips.
    As long as the squares for nitrate/nitrite are the best they can be, I'm generally not worried. If they get to the orange zone (a handy colour chart on the side of the tube) then I tend to do a water change.

    Would recommend for someone who has a well established tank that doesn't need frequent checking. Anything else, I would go with the liquid and test tubes offered by API, as you get a much more accurate reading.
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    9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Victoria Peggs on 29 Oct 2012
    I have used these strips recently and they are useless, did not pick up that my nitrate & nitrate was dangerously high and have lost fish. If you want a good kit go with something like Nutrafin Mini Master Test Kit much more accurate and reliable. Don't bother with these a waste of money.
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    16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Sonali on 2 Nov 2012
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    It's handy to have a test kit. This one is fairly easy to use and has all the basics that you want. I was able to detect that one of the rocks I'd put in the aquarium was raising the KH. So I removed it and it's been stable since.

    The colours can sometimes be slightly difficult to judge, but I can usually tell that I'm within safe limits. It's probably not the kit for you if you want perfect figures, but for general use, I think it would suit most people.
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    38 of 42 people found the following review helpful By Ben Collings on 26 Mar 2010
    Probably ok for keeping track of Nitrite and Nitrate when setting up an aquarium, but the ph and hardness measurements are virtually useless and cannot be relied upon for an accurate reading. On the colour chart 8DH is virtually the same shade of dark red as 16DH, which means that testing for anything in between is pointless - you can tell the difference between 'hard' and 'soft' and 'acid' and 'alkaline' but that's about it.

    Nitrate and Nitrite are a more useful climbing scale of pink but the scale is not regular so no good for accurate readings. Still, it will tell you when the aquarium is safe for adding fish so if that's all you want it for, then go for it. Otherwise steer clear. 6 in 1 might sound like a bargain but if, like me, you end up buying separate test kits as well, then it's probably not.
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    10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By brainleek007 TOP 500 REVIEWER on 23 Mar 2012
    These test strips offer a test for nearly everything but miss out the important Ammonia test.

    On top of which the test chart printed on the bottle is difficult to use as matching a test result to its very similar shades can be very difficult. Nitrates in particular is hard to read - the shades of pink are all quite similar.

    The tests are supposed to be compared after 1 minute of having dipped the strip in the aquarium water but certainly the colours do develop more given a longer time. You can spend a minute trying to decide which pink the nitrate test is showing so who knows how accurate the other tests are going to be after that length of time.

    Because I was not sure these strips were really working that well I bought a liquid test kit and sure enough it gave me quite different readings, particularly in terms of pH and a much easier to read Nitrate reading.

    Can't really recommend these as I'm not convinced of their accuracy.
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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mike Renshaw TOP 500 REVIEWER on 15 May 2013
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    Ideal for quick tests at home, this is similar to most tests in that you dip a test strip in the water and then match the colour to tell you the level of nitrates, PH and hardness.

    I used on setting up a new aquarium and several times afterward. Some of the colours can be a little close on the scale but you can usually just about tell the difference.

    This is about half the price of my local shops so good value.
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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By nel on 24 April 2013
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    This will help you keep your fish healthy and make sure that the water is safe for them and 6 in 1 test is better than playing with test tube tester and help you better and fast for find what wrong with tank water.
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kelly on 3 Dec 2013
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    These are fantastic, quick and easy to see if the tank water is ok for the fish or if it needs a little water change.
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