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API Test de gH y KH Kit Acuario de Agua Dulce Kit de prueba de agua Productos para Animales

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Contiene un (1) kit de prueba API GH & KH de agua dulce para acuario, incluye 2 botellas de solución de prueba, 1 tarjeta de color y 2 tubos de prueba de vidrio con tapa. Ayuda a controlar la calidad del agua y evitar problemas de agua invisibles que pueden ser dañinos para peces y plantas y causar pérdida de peces. Mide con precisión GH & KH en acuarios de agua dulce. La dureza del agua es una medida del contenido mineral disuelto del agua y debe coincidir con el hábitat natural de los peces para evitar el estrés de los peces y mantenerlos saludables. Uso para monitoreo semanal y cuando aparecen problemas de agua o peces.

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20 reviews for API Test de gH y KH Kit Acuario de Agua Dulce Kit de prueba de agua Productos para Animales

  1. Vince

    This is a must for people who need precise hardness for sensitive fish such as discus. I killled 4 discus because tap water here is so high in GH and KH. I now use RODi water and add mineral to get exact hardness my discus need. Simple to understand if u read carefully. English is my second language and I figured it out. For the GH just add 1 drop at a time(making sure u close cap and turn it upside down a few times in between each drops). Remember to count the drops. When test water turns green, whatever numbers of drop u used is your GH. As for KH just do the same. Only difference is the test water will turn yellow once reading is correct. So it’s crazy that people are complaining about missing color chart instead of reading instruction.

  2. Vince

    This is a must for people who need precise hardness for sensitive fish such as discus. I killled 4 discus because tap water here is so high in GH and KH. I now use RODi water and add mineral to get exact hardness my discus need. Simple to understand if u read carefully. English is my second language and I figured it out. For the GH just add 1 drop at a time(making sure u close cap and turn it upside down a few times in between each drops). Remember to count the drops. When test water turns green, whatever numbers of drop u used is your GH. As for KH just do the same. Only difference is the test water will turn yellow once reading is correct. So it’s crazy that people are complaining about missing color chart instead of reading instruction.

  3. Florida Consumer

    Great product, gives you ways to adjust both the GH or KH! As well as gives you the comfort ranges for specific fishes! I made my title that way because people writing reviews must be used to the other API products that have an easy viewable color chart.

  4. Florida Consumer

    Great product, gives you ways to adjust both the GH or KH! As well as gives you the comfort ranges for specific fishes! I made my title that way because people writing reviews must be used to the other API products that have an easy viewable color chart.

  5. Jeff

    I think this should come in the API Master Test Kit, but it doesn’t…so here we are.I bought this to get a grasp on the situation in my axolotl’s aquarium. I am on a well with a water softener, and the cycle in his aquarium recently crashed inexplicably.After doing some research, I started thinking maybe I didn’t have the necessary minerals in my water to get the bacteria thriving, so I ordered this kit.As expected, the water in his tank was showing very, very soft…there were virtually no minerals in it. I was able to find a way to bypass the softener, and I’m now in the process of using a mixture of tap water without the softener and RO water to get the chemistry in the tank dialed in.The kit here is easy to use with well written instructions and everything you need to do the tests.If you need to know the general or carbonate hardness of your water, this is perfect.

  6. Jeff

    I think this should come in the API Master Test Kit, but it doesn’t…so here we are.I bought this to get a grasp on the situation in my axolotl’s aquarium. I am on a well with a water softener, and the cycle in his aquarium recently crashed inexplicably.After doing some research, I started thinking maybe I didn’t have the necessary minerals in my water to get the bacteria thriving, so I ordered this kit.As expected, the water in his tank was showing very, very soft…there were virtually no minerals in it. I was able to find a way to bypass the softener, and I’m now in the process of using a mixture of tap water without the softener and RO water to get the chemistry in the tank dialed in.The kit here is easy to use with well written instructions and everything you need to do the tests.If you need to know the general or carbonate hardness of your water, this is perfect.

  7. StarCat Candy

    I have been using API test kits for over 14 years and have always found them to be quick, easy, reliable, and reasonably priced. If you’re just starting out with a pond or aquarium then you might consider buying the API Master Test Kit 

    API Freshwater Master Test Kit

     – it’s an all-in-one kit which is cheaper than buying the bottles individually. * The Master Test Kit includes *Ammonia, *Nitrite, *Nitrate, *pH, and *High Range pH test kits.You still have to buy the KH, GH test kits seperately. Although these are Not included in the Master Test Kit ( I have always wondered why) the KH / GH tests are equally important to your pond balance and maintenance.

  8. Navi

    I found this very easy to use if you follow the instructions. I test my 5 fish tanks every week with this and the API Master Test kit. This kits colors are much easier to distinguish than say the ammonia test in the master kit. Just make sure you count the drops as you do them so you get an accurate reading. I know the GH is an accurate test because I was testing my bathroom sink, which tested at 2 and then my kitchen sink, which tested at 15. I ended up having a plumber out who said this was accurate because the kitchen wasn’t connected to the water softener, hence the high GH reading. So I completely trust the accuracy of this test kit.

  9. StarCat Candy

    I have been using API test kits for over 14 years and have always found them to be quick, easy, reliable, and reasonably priced. If you’re just starting out with a pond or aquarium then you might consider buying the API Master Test Kit 

    API Freshwater Master Test Kit

     – it’s an all-in-one kit which is cheaper than buying the bottles individually. * The Master Test Kit includes *Ammonia, *Nitrite, *Nitrate, *pH, and *High Range pH test kits.You still have to buy the KH, GH test kits seperately. Although these are Not included in the Master Test Kit ( I have always wondered why) the KH / GH tests are equally important to your pond balance and maintenance.

  10. Navi

    I found this very easy to use if you follow the instructions. I test my 5 fish tanks every week with this and the API Master Test kit. This kits colors are much easier to distinguish than say the ammonia test in the master kit. Just make sure you count the drops as you do them so you get an accurate reading. I know the GH is an accurate test because I was testing my bathroom sink, which tested at 2 and then my kitchen sink, which tested at 15. I ended up having a plumber out who said this was accurate because the kitchen wasn’t connected to the water softener, hence the high GH reading. So I completely trust the accuracy of this test kit.

  11. Dan

    The API GH and KH Test Kit is fairly easy to use, and it is easy to determine the results, and the results seem accurate. The API GH and KH Test Kit comes with 2 test tubes. You fill a test tube up to the measurement line with the water to be tested. Then you place a drop of the GH or KH solution (depending on which you are testing for) in the water, then put the cap on the test tube and invert it a few times, and you look at the color of the water in the test tube. You repeat the process of adding a single drop of the solution and inverting the tube, keeping track of the cumulative number of drops of solution, until the water changes to the designated color. The number of drops of the test solution that it took to cause the water color to change is the degrees of carbonate level or hardness. So if it took 4 drops of the KH solution to get the water color to change, then the KH level is 4 dKH, etc. I just have 2 minor complaints about this test kit. My biggest complaint is that the caps for the test tubes leak a little bit, so I have to wrap a paper towel around the test tube before I invert it. My only other complaint is that it takes a little bit of effort to fill the test tube exactly to the measurement line, so I use a dosing syringe to draw the water to be tested.

  12. Dan

    The API GH and KH Test Kit is fairly easy to use, and it is easy to determine the results, and the results seem accurate. The API GH and KH Test Kit comes with 2 test tubes. You fill a test tube up to the measurement line with the water to be tested. Then you place a drop of the GH or KH solution (depending on which you are testing for) in the water, then put the cap on the test tube and invert it a few times, and you look at the color of the water in the test tube. You repeat the process of adding a single drop of the solution and inverting the tube, keeping track of the cumulative number of drops of solution, until the water changes to the designated color. The number of drops of the test solution that it took to cause the water color to change is the degrees of carbonate level or hardness. So if it took 4 drops of the KH solution to get the water color to change, then the KH level is 4 dKH, etc. I just have 2 minor complaints about this test kit. My biggest complaint is that the caps for the test tubes leak a little bit, so I have to wrap a paper towel around the test tube before I invert it. My only other complaint is that it takes a little bit of effort to fill the test tube exactly to the measurement line, so I use a dosing syringe to draw the water to be tested.

  13. gm72

    You really need this if you are looking to test your water with a high degree of consistency. I won’t speak as to the accuracy because I have no way of measuring my results against an absolutely standardized volume of water. I can tell you that I trust the measurements as they do seem to be accurate based on how far along my cycles progress. I base this on the number of fish/bioload/quality of water I use from my well. I feel very confident that this is an accurate measurement. Very easy to use and read.

  14. gm72

    You really need this if you are looking to test your water with a high degree of consistency. I won’t speak as to the accuracy because I have no way of measuring my results against an absolutely standardized volume of water. I can tell you that I trust the measurements as they do seem to be accurate based on how far along my cycles progress. I base this on the number of fish/bioload/quality of water I use from my well. I feel very confident that this is an accurate measurement. Very easy to use and read.

  15. M. Kettler

    This has been really useful in checking out my GH/KH levels. In particular, the GH test was handy when raising my GH a little bit for my snails and mollies.I know some have said the colors are hard to distinguish. I didn’t find that to be true. The colors are pretty light, but as long as the tube is up against a white background it is pretty clear if the GH one is pale green or pale orange, or the KH one is blue or yellow. If you are mildly colorblind this might be rather hard.Being a titration test, you basically add one drop, shake it, and look at the color. Repeat until it changes, counting drops. This is fine for me, but if you have very high hardness it might take a while to run the test. My tap is 7dGH and 5dKH, and I raise the GH to 10. 10 drops doesn’t take too terribly long.

  16. M. Kettler

    This has been really useful in checking out my GH/KH levels. In particular, the GH test was handy when raising my GH a little bit for my snails and mollies.I know some have said the colors are hard to distinguish. I didn’t find that to be true. The colors are pretty light, but as long as the tube is up against a white background it is pretty clear if the GH one is pale green or pale orange, or the KH one is blue or yellow. If you are mildly colorblind this might be rather hard.Being a titration test, you basically add one drop, shake it, and look at the color. Repeat until it changes, counting drops. This is fine for me, but if you have very high hardness it might take a while to run the test. My tap is 7dGH and 5dKH, and I raise the GH to 10. 10 drops doesn’t take too terribly long.

  17. Brittany Clark

    I got this because I started noticing I was having calcium buildup in my freshwater tank. The directions are easy to follow. I will add that there is chart under the directions in Japanese (I believe) that will help you convert the numbers of drops into the exact number your GH and KH is. After that you add the numbers together to give you the total. Then you compare that number to the recommendation given on what range your fish prefer. Happy fish keeping!

  18. Brittany Clark

    I got this because I started noticing I was having calcium buildup in my freshwater tank. The directions are easy to follow. I will add that there is chart under the directions in Japanese (I believe) that will help you convert the numbers of drops into the exact number your GH and KH is. After that you add the numbers together to give you the total. Then you compare that number to the recommendation given on what range your fish prefer. Happy fish keeping!

  19. Cas

    I saw a lot of reviews saying the kit was defective because the liquid colors were green and orange in the bottle, and therefore must have been leaked or expired. I thought this too initially, but had to watch some videos and realized the following:For GH- the drops will come out green. In water, it will immediately turn orange. Once you add enough drops, it will turn BACK to green, and that’s how you test the levels. If yours turns immediately orange (it will be faint, look at it on a white background) then it’s much more likely that you have very soft water, rather than the product being defective.Same deal for KH- the drops will come out yellow/orange, the water will turn blue initially and then back to yellow once enough drops have been added. If yours doesn’t turn blue at all, you likely have a super low KH (as I do).If you have any issues with your tank water, try testing your tap water. You’ll likely see different results.

  20. Cas

    I saw a lot of reviews saying the kit was defective because the liquid colors were green and orange in the bottle, and therefore must have been leaked or expired. I thought this too initially, but had to watch some videos and realized the following:For GH- the drops will come out green. In water, it will immediately turn orange. Once you add enough drops, it will turn BACK to green, and that’s how you test the levels. If yours turns immediately orange (it will be faint, look at it on a white background) then it’s much more likely that you have very soft water, rather than the product being defective.Same deal for KH- the drops will come out yellow/orange, the water will turn blue initially and then back to yellow once enough drops have been added. If yours doesn’t turn blue at all, you likely have a super low KH (as I do).If you have any issues with your tank water, try testing your tap water. You’ll likely see different results.

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