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Freshwater Master Test Kit

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Quick Overview

This kit tests for five different parameters that affect the health of freshwater fish: pH, High Range pH, Ammonia, Nitrite and Nitrate. Highly accuate and economical. Includes all tests required to test the nitrogen cycle. Over 800 tests.
API Freshwater Master Test Kit
Details
The Freshwater Master Test Kit is a complete kit for testing tap water and aquarium water. Tests water five different ways to protect tropical fish from dangerous water conditions. Tests include: freshwater pH, high range pH, ammonia, nitrite and nitrate. Kit features 4 test tubes, a holding tray for testing bottles, and test tube rack.
Additional Information
SKU 2305
MPN 34
UPC 317163010341
Brand API
Size 800+ tests
Reviews

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API Freshwater Master Test Kit
 
4.3

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (10)
  • Good value (9)
  • Easy to use (7)
  • Safe (4)
  • Durable (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Freshwater tanks (9)
    • Large aquariums (5)
    • Small aquariums (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced aquarist (6), Casual fish keeper (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    EXCELLENCE for testing

    I like the testing kit very much. It gives me a compete reading. I think that it gives a much better reading than the strips do. It may take me a little bit...Read complete review

    I like the testing kit very much. It gives me a compete reading. I think that it gives a much better reading than the strips do. It may take me a little bit longer put when it comes to my fish I want to know every little bit.
    There is a very big difference in price from a retail store and Big All's
    If you want to learn any thing go with the test tubs just like in the labs.
    I do not have salt water tanks but this kit will test for the salt water tank too.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    SAVE YOUR MONEY

    Any experienced Aquarist knows that the API freshwater test kit is superior to others like basic test strips and is extremely useful when setting up a tank or monitoring levels after dosing for a planted...Read complete review

    Any experienced Aquarist knows that the API freshwater test kit is superior to others like basic test strips and is extremely useful when setting up a tank or monitoring levels after dosing for a planted tank. HERE IS WHERE I'M UPSET. Big Al's charges $39.99 CANADIAN for this kit which isn't worth that monetary value what so ever. You can order this product from Amazon.com for $16.99 and yet Big Al's has it for sale at 39.99. I've read multiple times there cheesy explanations for the price increase from USA/CDN but it's garbage. The weight of the API test kit is extremely low which means that actual shipping/duties/taxes are not as expensive as they are making it seem. Great product, but Big Al's is extremely over priced and I'm slowly starting to just stop shopping with Big Al's all together due to their outrageous Canadian pricing.

    Reviewed by 12 customers

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    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    SAVE YOUR MONEY

    By TorontoPlantMan

    from Toronto, Ontario

    About Me Experienced Aquarist

    Pros

    • Effective

    Cons

    • Price

    Best Uses

      Comments about API Freshwater Master Test Kit:

      Any experienced Aquarist knows that the API freshwater test kit is superior to others like basic test strips and is extremely useful when setting up a tank or monitoring levels after dosing for a planted tank. HERE IS WHERE I'M UPSET. Big Al's charges $39.99 CANADIAN for this kit which isn't worth that monetary value what so ever. You can order this product from Amazon.com for $16.99 and yet Big Al's has it for sale at 39.99. I've read multiple times there cheesy explanations for the price increase from USA/CDN but it's garbage. The weight of the API test kit is extremely low which means that actual shipping/duties/taxes are not as expensive as they are making it seem. Great product, but Big Al's is extremely over priced and I'm slowly starting to just stop shopping with Big Al's all together due to their outrageous Canadian pricing.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Everything most people need

      By Wolfynn

      from Tulsa, OK

      About Me Long-time Pet Owner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Value
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Fresh Water Aquarium

        Comments about API Freshwater Master Test Kit:

        What can I say, it's everything most people will ever need to test for when it comes to a fresh water tank. Read the instructions, fairly straight forward. One of the most important things you can ever do for the health and life of your fish tank.

        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Necessary Equipment

        By ChakaRaka

        from Edmonton, Ab, Canada

        About Me Aquarium Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Effective
        • Good Value

        Cons

        • Difficult to Use
        • Holder Awkward

        Best Uses

        • All tanks
        • Freshwater Tanks

        Comments about API Freshwater Master Test Kit:

        This is the kit that everyone who is anyone recommends. It can be priced decently if you catch it on sale. My only gripes are that the plastic holder is awkward and everything only stays put properly when the lid is on. That means that you will quickly misplace your instructions because they keep falling out. I also find some of the lids on the test tubes do not seal well. That is pretty bad when you have caustic chemicals inside and have to shake it for a minute while god-knows-what dribbles all over your hand and up your arm. Because they need to be rinsed out after every use, it would be nice if the stand had allowed for a way to hold them inverted (caps also) to dry awaiting the next use. I will just have to build my own little rack for holding these in a logical manner during testing and additionally while they are drying/stored.

         
        5.0

        EXCELLENCE for testing

        By Sunshine/cat lady123

        from Dickinson, Texas

        About Me Experienced Aquarist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Best Readings
        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Effective
        • Good Value
        • Safe

        Cons

        • Takes a little time to te

        Best Uses

        • Freshwater Tanks
        • Large Aquariums
        • Small Aquariums

        Comments about API Freshwater Master Test Kit:

        I like the testing kit very much. It gives me a compete reading. I think that it gives a much better reading than the strips do. It may take me a little bit longer put when it comes to my fish I want to know every little bit.
        There is a very big difference in price from a retail store and Big All's
        If you want to learn any thing go with the test tubs just like in the labs.
        I do not have salt water tanks but this kit will test for the salt water tank too.

         
        5.0

        great product!!!

        By lilmouse1

        from New York

        About Me Casual Fish Keeper

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Effective
        • Good Value

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Freshwater Tanks

          Comments about API Freshwater Master Test Kit:

          Best value for your buck!

          (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Good kit to have

          By Bigfrank

          from Middle village NY

          About Me Experienced Aquarist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use

          Cons

          • Hard to tell colors

          Best Uses

          • Freshwater Tanks

          Comments about API Freshwater Master Test Kit:

          Kit is good but all that you need is PH and Ammonia. The bad thing is with most kits it is hard to tell the color reading and this kit is no different

           
          5.0

          Best kit

          By Big Fish

          from MI

          About Me Experienced Aquarist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Effective
          • Good Value
          • Safe

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Freshwater Tanks
            • Large Aquariums
            • Small Aquariums

            Comments about API Freshwater Master Test Kit:

            I must say that this is far the best test kit out there for freash water or salt tanks. I been keeping fish for over 40 some years now. Very simple to use and last a long time. Worth every dime.
            :) :)

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            You should be at least this serious!

            By Sarkazmo

            from Armpit of the Universe

            About Me Experienced Aquarist

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Effective
            • Good Value

            Cons

            • Requires CAUTION

            Best Uses

            • Freshwater Tanks
            • Large Aquariums
            • Small Aquariums

            Comments about API Freshwater Master Test Kit:

            Great price, best on the net that I know of. This set will test for all of the absolute need to know water parameters. PH (low and high scale), Nitrite, Nitrate, and AMMONIA!!! If you keep fresh water fish then you need this test kit!

            USE WITH CAUTION. Some of these chemicals are dangerous if not used properly. Read the instructions and follow them religiously!

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            You spent how much at your LFS?

            By Bones

            from Central KY

            About Me Experienced Aquarist

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Effective
            • Good Value
            • Safe

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Freshwater Tanks
              • Large Aquariums
              • Small Aquariums

              Comments about API Freshwater Master Test Kit:

              I've been in and out of fish keeping for a long time, my new tank is a 75 and I went fishless cycle. For some reason I forgot testing supplies and at the last minute ran to the LFS. Never again. The ammo TK alone was close to 20 bucks, so the better deal was the Master kit, it cost me near [$]! They made out like they were doing me a favor with their 10% off! In all my reseach and shopping prices on (almost) everything this I overlooked and paid dearly.The kit is top notch and the price can not be beat.[...]Stop enabling your LFS to stock their tanks with ick (or worse) ridden fish by way of their extream mark up when you know they will not spend a penny of it to take care of the fish. You wouldn't buy the livestock, so why pony up for the rest?

               
              5.0

              this test kit is exactly what I needed.

              By fishlover1

              from Phoenix, Arizona

              About Me Casual Fish Keeper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Effective
              • Takes away the guesswork

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Large or small freshwater

                Comments about API Freshwater Master Test Kit:

                This is the perfect product to help me be a responsible fish keeper. It eliminates the guesswork and the problems.

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                • Q:

                  how long will the drops used last and still give accurate results?
                  Asked on 3/28/2013 by Machman57 from Peabody MA

                  1 answer

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                    A:

                    There is a best before date but for the most part 1 year after being opened is a good time line.

                    Answered on 4/1/2013 by Josh L
                • Q:

                  I have african cichlids which require a higher PH in the
                  8.0-8.4 range. Will this test kit test that high?
                  Asked on 3/16/2013 by Sarge from In the middle of Illinois

                  1 answer

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                    A:

                    Yes, this kit includes a high range pH test for testing higher pH levels.

                    Answered on 3/19/2013 by Josh L
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