Tetra EasyStrips Aquarium Test Strips - Drs. Foster and Smith

Just quickly dip a strip into your aquarium water and wait for the results. Depending on the brand, it might take a minute or two. After colors develop on the test strip, compare the results with a chart that’s included in the kit.

Check this easy to use color chart designed to help interpret your results after testing your aquarium water with the API 5in1 Test Strips.

Pure water is the foundation on which pH is measured. Without any other constituents, pure water has a pH of exactly 7. Anything above that, and it's alkaline or base. Anything below, and it's acidic. Testing the pH of water is a relatively easy procedure using a test kit that can be bought at any health food, aquarium or pool supply stores. It contains a number of test strips that change color when wet and a chart to compare the color to get a reading on the water's pH level.

API 5 in 1 Aquarium Test Strips - Doctors Foster and Smith

5in1 Aquarium pH Test Strips Nitrite Nitrate GH KH with Color Charts -- Click on the gardening image for additional details. 25 Ct Wonderful Popular 5 in 1 Aquarium Test Strips Dip and Read Tool Kit Results in Seconds with Colors Chart -- Be sure to check out this awesome product.

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25 Ct Wonderful Popular 5 in 1 Aquarium Test Strips Dip and Read Tool Kit Results in Seconds with Colors Chart -- Be sure to check out this awesome product.

Tetra EasyStrips Aquarium Test Strips - Doctors Foster and Smith


API 5 in 1 Aquarium Test Strips are the quick and easy way to test for pH, Nitrite, Nitrate, General Hardness and Carbonate Hardness in one easy step. Highly precise color charts assure accurate test results.25 Ct Great Popular 5 in 1 Aquarium Tester Strips Accurate Results Freshwater Kit Fishcare Tool with Color Chart *** Click image to review more details.Testing the ammonia levels in the aquarium is necessary to see if your biological filter is working. Most tests simply use a strip that is dipped in the water and the color compared to a chart. If the test detects ammonia, your biological filter needs replacing. Lower the levels by replacing the water, reducing the number of fish and avoiding overfeeding.Nitrate test strips are an affordable tool for quickly measuring nitrate (NO3) in soil and water, and can help farmers and crop advisers adjust fertilizer inputs to match the nitrogen (N) needs of various types of crops. There are now a variety of brands of nitrate test strips available, many of which are manufactured for testing the quality of aquarium water, but may also be suitable for soil testing. All of the brands of test strips are used in a similar fashion: the strip is briefly dipped into an extractant solution (for soil) or in water, and allowed to develop color during a standard interval of time, usually ranging between 30 and 60 seconds. After color develops on the strip, a color chart, calibrated to either parts per million (ppm) of NO3 or expressed in ppm equivalents of nitrogen (NO3-N), is used to determine the NO3 concentration of the sample. Multiplying Nitrate-N concentration by a factor of 4.43 converts the reading to NO3 concentration. Because the strips may continue to develop color with time, it is important to always read the strips at a standard time interval, or the measurements will not be accurate or repeatable. More detailed information on using the nitrate test strips for monitoring soil nitrate levels was presented in several of our past , , and .