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I opted for this product after reading that it was one of the 'Better' aquarium water testing products. Though I found it easy to understand and read, I was somewhat surprised at the inaccuracy on one of the more critical tests. I've given it 3/5 rating because though 5 of the six tests are within reasonable parameters, the nitrate reading was way off, telling me it was approaching dangerously high levels. I was reasonably confident this couldn't be the case due to my water changing routine and having recently tested it with the last of my API test strips which showed them to be very low. To be sure, I purchased the NTLabs kit on the recommendation of a local aquarist who works at a local aquatic centre and as I suspected there was nothing wrong with my Nitrate levels. They were actually very low. I will continue to use these strips for quick reference on the other test but will ignore the Nitrate reading and probably won't buy them again sadly. It's a shame as otherwise they would be pretty good value.
First strip I pulled out, a test patch had come off. I thought I was on to a rubbish buy but maybe I was a bit heavy handed because I haven't had another since. Some of the colours are slightly difficult to read but they seem close enough and it indicates if you need to do a water change. But with 125 strips at a good price it's quick and easy for a quick reference for a piece of mind.
Found it easy to use and read. As others have said some of the tabs fall off but are easy to fish out and shake off before use. Since it's such better value than the others I don't mind having to scrap a few. Having well established tanks I'm just looking for thought numbers and drastic changes so this works for me. New tank owners may want to start with a more premium brand first
Good test strips, not sure if they work as my tank hasn't shown any ammonia at all, which is what you want. Only thing that has bugged me is some of the strips have stuck together and some one the little square pads have fallen off, not the end of the world, but there not cheap.
Very disappointed it's not accurate if I dip it clean water that has been treated with high strength amonia remover that I know if I use a different product it will come back as 0 amonia when I use these strips it always seems to come back green all the time