EasyStrips 6-in-1 Aquarium Test Strips

Product No. 77358

EasyStrips™ 6-in-1 Aquarium Test Strips is rated 2.1 out of 5 by 27.
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Keep your tank healthy. Maintaining a healthy, safe aquarium environment for your fish is important, and regularly testing your water levels in the aquarium is critical to success. EasyStrips™ are a perfect solution. By quickly testing for all water quality issues in your aquarium water, EasyStrips provide accurate results with minimal effort, and have the most advanced technology in water testing because they're designed from the same medical and scientific laboratory technology. A healthy aquatic environment starts with clean water, so be sure to use EasyStrips to promote a vibrant aquarium.

6-in-1 EasyStrips™

Tetra® 6-in-1 EasyStrips are easy to use. Just a quick dip in your aquarium water, a 60- second wait, and you will find out your results. This amazing advancement gives you the most accurate results compared to other products that often indicate higher, inaccurate readings. Besides the most accurate results, Tetra 6 in 1 EasyStrips uses 3 pads that test for General water Hardness (GH), nitrates, nitrites, alkalinity (KH), and pH levels.

This product comes in the following sizes: 4 ct, 25 ct and 100 ct.
Tests for water quality in fresh and saltwater aquariums.
Nitrate is the byproduct of nitrifying bacteria in the biological filter breaking down ammonia and nitrite. Nitrate is used by aquatic plants and algae as a food source. High levels can lead to excessive algae growth. Levels should be kept below 40 ppm and should be tested weekly.

Nitrite is a waste product produced by bacteria in the biological filter as it breaks down ammonia. Nitrite is extremely harmful to fish and can result in severe fish loss. Levels should be kept below .5 ppm and should be tested weekly.

Hardness is the measure of calcium and magnesium in the water. Water hardness affects the fish’s ability to maintain correct balance between its internal body fluids and the external environment. Hardness below 50 ppm can affect pH, over 150 ppm can result in the formation of white mineral deposits on tanks and equipment. Note: the total hardness pad is not used for saltwater tank readings.

Total chlorine is the measure of free chlorine and chloramine combined. Chlorine and often chloramine are added to city water to destroy harmful bacteria and organisms in drinking water and can be deadly to your fish. It is very important that you test your tap water before adding it to your aquarium to ensure the safety of your fish.

Alkalinity (buffering capacity) determines the ability to maintain a constant pH in the aquarium. The ideal level for freshwater tanks is 120 - 300 ppm, for saltwater tanks 180 - 300 ppm.

pH is the measure of acidity or alkalinity in water. A pH reading of 7.0 is neutral, pH lower than 7.0 is acidic, pH higher than 7.0 is alkaline. Maintaining proper pH is one of the most important elements to keeping a successful aquarium. The correct pH helps to ensure healthy fish, encourages breeding, and allows plants to grow properly. Check pH levels once a week as many factors can cause pH changes which can cause stress to your fish. Note: buffering capacity should be at least 120 ppm for accurate pH reading.

Instructions for using Tetra EasyStrips™ 6-in-1 Aquarium Test Strips:
1. Remove one test strip from bottle and replace cap tightly.
2. Hold strip at end with no pads. Dip strip into aquarium water for one second.
3. Do not shake excess water from strip.
4. Hold strip level for 60 seconds. Compare test strip colors to scale on bottle.

IMPORTANT: Keep cap on bottle tightly between uses. Store at room temperature. Do not expose to moisture. Do not remove drying agent from bottle as test results may not be accurate over time.

Refer to the bottom of enclosed bottle for lot number and use-by date.

Rated 2 out of 5 by from Nitrate level way off! Sadly I bought 2 bottles of these strips! Nitrate always comes back dark brown which makes no sense but when using strips from a different manufacturer Nitrate is at 0. As I have a heavily planted lightly stocked aquarium I don't expect nitrates to be a problem.
Date published: 2018-10-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Faulty Nitrate always turns brown and not pink. These strips are faulty
Date published: 2018-09-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Five years on still not able to fix there nitrates Bought this product today and tested all my tanks, each came back with a brown for nitrates. Was confused so tested my tap water and it came back brown(also not a single colour change to the chlorine indicator, sus). Found on now that it is a common problem very disappointed in the lack of available customer care.
Date published: 2018-09-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from HOPEFUL... I always buy the tetra test strips, I really like them but on my last purchase the nitrates were turning brown instead of pink, so I contacted them and they told me they are aware of the problem and they will send me a replacement. this is 7-26-18 they said 5b days so I'll just wait. hopefully the new one will read properly. if the problem is resolved I definitely recommend this product like I said I have been using it for a very long time.
Date published: 2018-07-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Color chart not water safe The color chart included in this water test is not water safe. My chart got wet as I was comparing the colors on my first use. The chart folded back to the original position and got stuck. Tried to unfold and ended up peeling up the chart, ruining it completely. Checked in Tetra's website and there is a PDF to download, but the colors are not accurate (as noted by Tetra on their PDF). Called Tetra and asked if they could send another chart, they said they can't. Impressive that few water drops in a water test ruins the color chart. Now I have 99 remaining test strips with no chart to read the results. Good Job Tetra.
Date published: 2018-07-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Nitrite is a problem I'm extremely dissapointed I purchased the 100, 6 in 1 test strips. Everytime I check my water parameters my nitrite is always white. I have a cycled aquarium established from 1 1/2 year!!!! There is no white on the chart so I used the app and it tells me dangerous. I see recommendations follow them. Bought a bottle of safe start plus. Did everything and nitrites still are white. I paid money for these strips but everyime I use them it just feels like it was a waste.
Date published: 2018-07-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nitrates Color Wrong Overall the strips are okay. I don't test often, I over filter @ 550% with 76% stocked 20L tank. I do bi monthly water changes of 30%. I know my water conditions are great, crystal clear. I test when I do a filter cleaning or when I feel like it. Lately the nitrate pad turns brown. I checked other reviewers and it seems to be a known problem. I'll switch back to liquid testing.
Date published: 2018-06-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not one problem but two! Nitrates were showing on the strip as brown, but the label on the bottle showed pink. First I thought I had a major problem, then found other reviews saying there was an issue. I called customer service, they promised to send a new bottle out asap. That was in APRIL 2018. It's now LATE MAY 2018 and I don't have it yet. I just called and learned that "the order got stuck". Need I say that I'll buy a different brand next time?
Date published: 2018-05-23
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