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Kits maestros de prueba API para agua dulce, agua salada, acuarios de arrecife y estanque, monitorea la calidad del agua y ayuda a prevenir problemas invisibles que pueden ser perjudiciales para los peces, uso semanal y cuando aparecen problemas, Agua dulce (Freshwater), individual, Not Applicable Productos para Animales

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Contiene un (1) kit de prueba API REEF MASTER TEST KIT de arrecife de acuario Kit de prueba de agua 1 unidad, incluyendo 7 botella de solución de prueba, 2 tarjetas de color y 4 tubos de prueba de vidrio con tapa Mide los niveles de calcio, carbonato, dureza del agua y fosfato. Ayuda a prevenir problemas de agua invisibles que pueden ser perjudiciales para los peces y causar pérdida de peces. Diseñado para uso en acuarios de arrecife. Uso para monitoreo semanal y cuando aparecen problemas de agua o peces.

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20 reviews for Kits maestros de prueba API para agua dulce, agua salada, acuarios de arrecife y estanque, monitorea la calidad del agua y ayuda a prevenir problemas invisibles que pueden ser perjudiciales para los peces, uso semanal y cuando aparecen problemas, Agua dulce (Freshwater), individual, Not Applicable Productos para Animales

  1. BBestvin

    Great price, great kit, no real complaints. I recently started up a saltwater tank and was curious as to whether or not I would need a separate Test Kit because of the different tank type. After scouring the internet, I couldn’t find a really great response, so I went ahead and purchased this test kit for my Biocube tank. It works exactly as expected. However, I did find out later that the API kits for freshwater and saltwater actually contain the same chemicals for testing, the only thing that varies slightly are what the colors mean. In summary, the color cards are the only difference. So…if you have a freshwater kit already, there’s really no need to purchase this kit…just find a scan of the color card online. However, for what it’s advertised to do, this kit works great…and…it’s WAY cheaper than you could find it for in a retail store :)I actually made a video comparing the freshwater and saltwater test kits to show the differences.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fE77Q8tTTRw&list=UUb18W_ytoNRxi58NmT325Ug

  2. BBestvin

    Great price, great kit, no real complaints. I recently started up a saltwater tank and was curious as to whether or not I would need a separate Test Kit because of the different tank type. After scouring the internet, I couldn’t find a really great response, so I went ahead and purchased this test kit for my Biocube tank. It works exactly as expected. However, I did find out later that the API kits for freshwater and saltwater actually contain the same chemicals for testing, the only thing that varies slightly are what the colors mean. In summary, the color cards are the only difference. So…if you have a freshwater kit already, there’s really no need to purchase this kit…just find a scan of the color card online. However, for what it’s advertised to do, this kit works great…and…it’s WAY cheaper than you could find it for in a retail store :)I actually made a video comparing the freshwater and saltwater test kits to show the differences.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fE77Q8tTTRw&list=UUb18W_ytoNRxi58NmT325Ug

  3. SamSquanch

    I am new to the world of aquariums, but I learned to use this kit quickly and frequently. You just need to be capable of and willing to follow some basic directions, shake vigorously, set a timer for 5 minutes and check the waterproof color guide sheet. I’ve already lost one test tube cap, most likely due to my cats playing with them. If you accidentally let the test solution sit overnight in the test tube it can stain the inside, requiring you to scrub it out, so don’t be lazy like me.:-/ I use plastic disposable pipettes to collect the water sample and get the level right at the line on the test tube, and I’ve noticed my results are different depending if I skim water off the top or sample it directly above the sand. My tank requires the high range pH of this kit but I still use the regular pH liquid for checking water I’m adding to the tank. Also it’s nice to have the little test tube holder holes in the container, but the tubes do stand on their own due to the flat bottom. The price is great for all these essential tests! (Sorry I’m missing a bottle and 2 test tubes in the pic.)

  4. SamSquanch

    I am new to the world of aquariums, but I learned to use this kit quickly and frequently. You just need to be capable of and willing to follow some basic directions, shake vigorously, set a timer for 5 minutes and check the waterproof color guide sheet. I’ve already lost one test tube cap, most likely due to my cats playing with them. If you accidentally let the test solution sit overnight in the test tube it can stain the inside, requiring you to scrub it out, so don’t be lazy like me.:-/ I use plastic disposable pipettes to collect the water sample and get the level right at the line on the test tube, and I’ve noticed my results are different depending if I skim water off the top or sample it directly above the sand. My tank requires the high range pH of this kit but I still use the regular pH liquid for checking water I’m adding to the tank. Also it’s nice to have the little test tube holder holes in the container, but the tubes do stand on their own due to the flat bottom. The price is great for all these essential tests! (Sorry I’m missing a bottle and 2 test tubes in the pic.)

  5. Geomancer

    They don’t call it the “Master Test Kit” for nothing.If you keep freshwater fish, you will need this test kit. It contains all the must know tests to ensure your water quality is up to par for your tropical fish. The importance of a kit like this really shines while you are cycling a tank and it’s critical you know how the cycle is progressing. A liquid test kit like this one is far more accurate than using strips, and is cheaper in the long run.A brand new aquarium will experience what is called a cycle. Fish produce waste in the form of Ammonia, which is pretty toxic to the fish and has long term health effects, and possibly death. Bacteria that naturally exists everywhere in the air will enter the tank and feed off the ammonia. The bacteria produce Nitrite as a waste and unfortunately this is even more toxic to fish than the original ammonia was. However, again, there is a natural bacteria in the air that will enter the tank and consume the Nitrite, and in the process produce Nitrate (with an a). Nitrate, again, is toxic to fish but they can tolerate it far better than ammonia or nitrite.A tank is fully cycled when both Ammonia and Nitrite (with an i) are 0 ppm and you have some reading of Nitrate (with an a).And this is why this test kit comes in handy, it contains tests for Ammonia, Nitrite, Nitrate, pH, and high range pH. You’ll likely only use one or the other for pH depending on what your tap water is (acidic or basic).All of the tests are easy to perform, and the kit comes with 4 test tubes allowing you to perform all of the needed tests at once. A word of caution, follow the directions closely for the Nitrate test, it requires you to shake the #2 reagent bottle for a period of time. This is essential for an accurate reading.CAUTION: If you use a water conditioner that will also detoxify ammonia (for example Seachem Prime), this test kit will still show an Ammonia reading. This is because the conditioner converts the Ammonia to Ammonium, a chemical that still contains the Ammonia but in a non-toxic form to fish.

  6. Geomancer

    They don’t call it the “Master Test Kit” for nothing.If you keep freshwater fish, you will need this test kit. It contains all the must know tests to ensure your water quality is up to par for your tropical fish. The importance of a kit like this really shines while you are cycling a tank and it’s critical you know how the cycle is progressing. A liquid test kit like this one is far more accurate than using strips, and is cheaper in the long run.A brand new aquarium will experience what is called a cycle. Fish produce waste in the form of Ammonia, which is pretty toxic to the fish and has long term health effects, and possibly death. Bacteria that naturally exists everywhere in the air will enter the tank and feed off the ammonia. The bacteria produce Nitrite as a waste and unfortunately this is even more toxic to fish than the original ammonia was. However, again, there is a natural bacteria in the air that will enter the tank and consume the Nitrite, and in the process produce Nitrate (with an a). Nitrate, again, is toxic to fish but they can tolerate it far better than ammonia or nitrite.A tank is fully cycled when both Ammonia and Nitrite (with an i) are 0 ppm and you have some reading of Nitrate (with an a).And this is why this test kit comes in handy, it contains tests for Ammonia, Nitrite, Nitrate, pH, and high range pH. You’ll likely only use one or the other for pH depending on what your tap water is (acidic or basic).All of the tests are easy to perform, and the kit comes with 4 test tubes allowing you to perform all of the needed tests at once. A word of caution, follow the directions closely for the Nitrate test, it requires you to shake the #2 reagent bottle for a period of time. This is essential for an accurate reading.CAUTION: If you use a water conditioner that will also detoxify ammonia (for example Seachem Prime), this test kit will still show an Ammonia reading. This is because the conditioner converts the Ammonia to Ammonium, a chemical that still contains the Ammonia but in a non-toxic form to fish.

  7. Kindle Customer

    I notice a lot of controversy right now with people trying to figure out what the best test kits are to do in salt water aquariums I Watch a ton of YouTube videos and everybody keeps saying you gotta buy these expensive test kits to get an accurate measure Meant , This simply isn’t true all of the Test kits People are Saying that within 1 to 2 points plus or negative I I’ve been using this Test kit for 32 years of my life I always made sure cause I’m a perfectionist my bottle is straight-up-and-down when I dump the drops into it and I squeeze out some air when it’s in the upright position and I let the air sucked back in when I flip it over that keeps it from Dripping out half drops And again I been using these task it’s for 32 years I try A red sea Test kit Was absolutely not impressed my reading no matter what test I took it from a who’s tank I took a sample from It always read 1600 parts per million so yeah something’s wrong I’ll just stick with my API test kits they work great

  8. Kindle Customer

    I notice a lot of controversy right now with people trying to figure out what the best test kits are to do in salt water aquariums I Watch a ton of YouTube videos and everybody keeps saying you gotta buy these expensive test kits to get an accurate measure Meant , This simply isn’t true all of the Test kits People are Saying that within 1 to 2 points plus or negative I I’ve been using this Test kit for 32 years of my life I always made sure cause I’m a perfectionist my bottle is straight-up-and-down when I dump the drops into it and I squeeze out some air when it’s in the upright position and I let the air sucked back in when I flip it over that keeps it from Dripping out half drops And again I been using these task it’s for 32 years I try A red sea Test kit Was absolutely not impressed my reading no matter what test I took it from a who’s tank I took a sample from It always read 1600 parts per million so yeah something’s wrong I’ll just stick with my API test kits they work great

  9. Jami Fortier

    I use this for my 40 gallon saltwater setup. This kit was extremely easy to use and to read. I also used a test strip to see if there were any obvious discrepancies in the results, but it seems everything is accurate. A word of advice to anyone just getting into fish keeping, when testing make sure that you are testing in the same light every day and if you are testing in front of a window or in any natural light make sure to do so at the same time of day to ensure the best consistent results. My background is in photography and a lot of people don’t realize how much lighting affects how we perceive color. So while the water in the test tube may look more blue in white or natural light it may appear more green in warm lighting or in a room with warm tones. Taking this into consideration can keep you from misreading results and thus making unnecessary adjustments. 🙂

  10. Jami Fortier

    I use this for my 40 gallon saltwater setup. This kit was extremely easy to use and to read. I also used a test strip to see if there were any obvious discrepancies in the results, but it seems everything is accurate. A word of advice to anyone just getting into fish keeping, when testing make sure that you are testing in the same light every day and if you are testing in front of a window or in any natural light make sure to do so at the same time of day to ensure the best consistent results. My background is in photography and a lot of people don’t realize how much lighting affects how we perceive color. So while the water in the test tube may look more blue in white or natural light it may appear more green in warm lighting or in a room with warm tones. Taking this into consideration can keep you from misreading results and thus making unnecessary adjustments. 🙂

  11. Ryott

    No se pudo cargar el archivo multimedia.

     I recently bought my first fish tank, 

    Tetra ColorFusion 20 Gallon Aquarium Kit

    , and quickly learnt about the importance of testing the water. In case you do not know, a new fish tank needs to go through a cycle where the waste becomes ammonia (dangerous for fish); then, bacteria will grow and convert it into nitrite (also poisonous); and then additional bacteria will grow and convert it into nitrate (not dangerous). To ensure that your fish survive in the long term, you need to monitor these three parameters and make sure that the ammonia and nitrite do not remain high for too long.I decided to buy this kit so I can do tests every two days, as I read that it is more accurate and inexpensive than using strips. Overall, I am very happy with it. Every test I do takes just a few drops. The manufacturer claims 800+ tests, but be careful that is the total number (adding all the different tests together). If you look at just one type of test, like nitrate, the one that requires the most drops, you will be able to do 50-60 tests (as another reviewer has calculated). Most of the tests are very easy to do, with the exception of nitrate, that requires shaking the bottle for 30 seconds and the water sample for 1 minute, and it is somehow tiring. I found running all the tests took me around 10 minutes. I have taken a video so you can get an idea of the “effort involved”.Overall, I am very happy with this kit. Over the last few days I have seen the ammonia climbing, then nitrite and now nitrate, so I can perfectly understand what is going on in my tank!

  12. Ryott

    No se pudo cargar el archivo multimedia.

     I recently bought my first fish tank, 

    Tetra ColorFusion 20 Gallon Aquarium Kit

    , and quickly learnt about the importance of testing the water. In case you do not know, a new fish tank needs to go through a cycle where the waste becomes ammonia (dangerous for fish); then, bacteria will grow and convert it into nitrite (also poisonous); and then additional bacteria will grow and convert it into nitrate (not dangerous). To ensure that your fish survive in the long term, you need to monitor these three parameters and make sure that the ammonia and nitrite do not remain high for too long.I decided to buy this kit so I can do tests every two days, as I read that it is more accurate and inexpensive than using strips. Overall, I am very happy with it. Every test I do takes just a few drops. The manufacturer claims 800+ tests, but be careful that is the total number (adding all the different tests together). If you look at just one type of test, like nitrate, the one that requires the most drops, you will be able to do 50-60 tests (as another reviewer has calculated). Most of the tests are very easy to do, with the exception of nitrate, that requires shaking the bottle for 30 seconds and the water sample for 1 minute, and it is somehow tiring. I found running all the tests took me around 10 minutes. I have taken a video so you can get an idea of the “effort involved”.Overall, I am very happy with this kit. Over the last few days I have seen the ammonia climbing, then nitrite and now nitrate, so I can perfectly understand what is going on in my tank!

  13. Mish

    It helps get you in the ballpark with your water perimeters. The nitrate test is a little finicky as most users will agree. No fault of the kit, just the nature of the solution in bottle #2. You really need to shake it extremely well each time or risk fouling up the entire bottle. The rest of the test in the kit are much easier to use. Just read the instructions for each test and be sure to hold the vials against the white background when comparing them to color chart. The color of solution will look a bit more pale when moving the vial away from the card. This is not the right way to use this test, as it took me awhile to realize this. It also helps to be in a well lit room, preferably with “cool” lighting when checking the samples.Besides this kit, I also use the phosphate and KH/GH test kits from API with the same ease of use. While none of them will give you exact levels, they are close enough for a majority of us.

  14. Mish

    It helps get you in the ballpark with your water perimeters. The nitrate test is a little finicky as most users will agree. No fault of the kit, just the nature of the solution in bottle #2. You really need to shake it extremely well each time or risk fouling up the entire bottle. The rest of the test in the kit are much easier to use. Just read the instructions for each test and be sure to hold the vials against the white background when comparing them to color chart. The color of solution will look a bit more pale when moving the vial away from the card. This is not the right way to use this test, as it took me awhile to realize this. It also helps to be in a well lit room, preferably with “cool” lighting when checking the samples.Besides this kit, I also use the phosphate and KH/GH test kits from API with the same ease of use. While none of them will give you exact levels, they are close enough for a majority of us.

  15. Thomas

    I have been having problems with fish tank water for a while, and after gradually changing the water I decided it was time to test it again. Before, I brought water into a pet store, but kept seeing no signs of improvement.This kit is extremely useful, it gives you all the measures you will need to know about water. Ammonia, nitrate, nitrite, and ph. It includes 4 GLASS test tubes, 7 test solutions (ammonia requires two solutions to be mixed, and nitrate, and ph has a high ph and low ph solution). Detailed instructions are included on how to mix solutions to test water in the test tube. Once all easy to follow instructions have been followed, match the color of the solution to the colors on the provided chart to see what the water tests at (image of the chart attached to this review). AND after that, it tells you what the measurements should be for the tank (for example, it says Ph neutral is 7.0, a light blue solution color on the chart) and HOW YOU CAN FIX THE WATER if it tests to a “bad” number. The instructions even site various products and methods that can be used to fix your fish tank water. This kit is a must have, now my fish tank water is perfect thanks to this kit just follow the instructions very easy to follow. All bottles clearly labeled and tell you how many drops. The instructions also explain what ph, ammonia, nitrate, and nitrite are and why they are important to test for and have good readings for.

  16. Thomas

    I have been having problems with fish tank water for a while, and after gradually changing the water I decided it was time to test it again. Before, I brought water into a pet store, but kept seeing no signs of improvement.This kit is extremely useful, it gives you all the measures you will need to know about water. Ammonia, nitrate, nitrite, and ph. It includes 4 GLASS test tubes, 7 test solutions (ammonia requires two solutions to be mixed, and nitrate, and ph has a high ph and low ph solution). Detailed instructions are included on how to mix solutions to test water in the test tube. Once all easy to follow instructions have been followed, match the color of the solution to the colors on the provided chart to see what the water tests at (image of the chart attached to this review). AND after that, it tells you what the measurements should be for the tank (for example, it says Ph neutral is 7.0, a light blue solution color on the chart) and HOW YOU CAN FIX THE WATER if it tests to a “bad” number. The instructions even site various products and methods that can be used to fix your fish tank water. This kit is a must have, now my fish tank water is perfect thanks to this kit just follow the instructions very easy to follow. All bottles clearly labeled and tell you how many drops. The instructions also explain what ph, ammonia, nitrate, and nitrite are and why they are important to test for and have good readings for.

  17. Taylor H.

    This product is essential to any aquarium owner. When I was fishless cycling for a betta fish, I used this to test my water every 2 days to watch for the spikes in ammonia and nitrites. The test kit is very high quality, with glass test tubes, full coverage plastic test tube tops, large amounts of chemicals, and detailed instructions on how to perform each test. Even after now, when I have a fish in the tank, I like to test the water once a week to make sure that all of the parameters are still in check. Even though $25 may seem like a lot to spend on a test kit that does not include the chemicals to fix your problem, it is so worth the money to know and pinpoint exactly what is wrong with your water, and to prolong the life of your fish. Something to keep in mind though, these chemicals are corrosive, dangerous, and highly concentrated in the bottle, so if you have small children in your household, keep this product out of reach. The bottles do have child-locking apparatuses on them, but can still be accidentally opened. Although these chemicals are labelled with caution messages in the instruction booklet, I have gotten some on clothes, and my hands, and have never gotten a rash or damaged clothes. If you do spill on yourself, make sure to calmly rinse the chemical off with water.When figuring out how to dispose of the chemicals, I was unsure how to do so safely, and I read that other people have put their DILUTED test results straight down their drains (even if they had a well), but personally, I feel better dumping them outside and rinsing inside. Either way works, but make sure when dumping out solution that it is diluted with water, as this is much less harmful to wells/the environment. With diluted test results, the chemicals change into another chemical, making the original solution much much more highly toxic than your new concentration. If you want to dump out the chemicals straight from the bottle, make sure to take them to your waste facility in order to properly dispose of them.Overall, this is a great product and essential to anyone who would want to prolong the life of their fish by knowing the quality of their water.

  18. Taylor H.

    This product is essential to any aquarium owner. When I was fishless cycling for a betta fish, I used this to test my water every 2 days to watch for the spikes in ammonia and nitrites. The test kit is very high quality, with glass test tubes, full coverage plastic test tube tops, large amounts of chemicals, and detailed instructions on how to perform each test. Even after now, when I have a fish in the tank, I like to test the water once a week to make sure that all of the parameters are still in check. Even though $25 may seem like a lot to spend on a test kit that does not include the chemicals to fix your problem, it is so worth the money to know and pinpoint exactly what is wrong with your water, and to prolong the life of your fish. Something to keep in mind though, these chemicals are corrosive, dangerous, and highly concentrated in the bottle, so if you have small children in your household, keep this product out of reach. The bottles do have child-locking apparatuses on them, but can still be accidentally opened. Although these chemicals are labelled with caution messages in the instruction booklet, I have gotten some on clothes, and my hands, and have never gotten a rash or damaged clothes. If you do spill on yourself, make sure to calmly rinse the chemical off with water.When figuring out how to dispose of the chemicals, I was unsure how to do so safely, and I read that other people have put their DILUTED test results straight down their drains (even if they had a well), but personally, I feel better dumping them outside and rinsing inside. Either way works, but make sure when dumping out solution that it is diluted with water, as this is much less harmful to wells/the environment. With diluted test results, the chemicals change into another chemical, making the original solution much much more highly toxic than your new concentration. If you want to dump out the chemicals straight from the bottle, make sure to take them to your waste facility in order to properly dispose of them.Overall, this is a great product and essential to anyone who would want to prolong the life of their fish by knowing the quality of their water.

  19. GG

    I was very torn about buying this kit because some reviewers said it was fantastic and others had big problems with the caps on the tubes, dispensing the drops, the caustic nature of the reagents, etc. However, I’m having problems with cycling my tank so I took a chance.Because of the supposed cap sealing problem (and because I’m sensitive to chemicals) I did the first tests in the bathroom with the window open, wearing surgical gloves and glasses. I put the required number of drops in the water (no problems with that), shook the vial expecting a gigantic mess and…nothing. There was no problem whatsoever. No leaks, no mess. I left the reaction to take place and read the chart which confirmed the reading from my test strips – they were exactly the same.I proceeded to do additional tests using all the vials and there were no problems with any of them. Maybe some people got a bad batch or their idea of vigorous shaking is different than mine but I see no problems with this kit. Don’t let the negative reviews deter you, there is no problem, none.

  20. GG

    I was very torn about buying this kit because some reviewers said it was fantastic and others had big problems with the caps on the tubes, dispensing the drops, the caustic nature of the reagents, etc. However, I’m having problems with cycling my tank so I took a chance.Because of the supposed cap sealing problem (and because I’m sensitive to chemicals) I did the first tests in the bathroom with the window open, wearing surgical gloves and glasses. I put the required number of drops in the water (no problems with that), shook the vial expecting a gigantic mess and…nothing. There was no problem whatsoever. No leaks, no mess. I left the reaction to take place and read the chart which confirmed the reading from my test strips – they were exactly the same.I proceeded to do additional tests using all the vials and there were no problems with any of them. Maybe some people got a bad batch or their idea of vigorous shaking is different than mine but I see no problems with this kit. Don’t let the negative reviews deter you, there is no problem, none.

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