Aquarium (fresh water) (5-in-1) (50 strips)

£12.99 Inc VAT (£10.83 Ex VAT)

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The 5-Pad Aquarium Test strips monitor 5 different variables that are significant for aquarium health: pH, Alkalinity, Hardness, Nitrate, and Nitrite. The special pH test pad is designed for low-ionic and low-buffered waters present in aquariums. These test strips can be used to test both freshwater and saltwater ponds and aquariums. Our aquarium test strips measure water hardness due to calcium carbonate and can help you determine whether you have hard or soft water in just seconds.

  • Simple Dip-Wait-Read Testing Method
  • Fast and accurate results
  • Test strips are stored in a plastic container to protect them
  • Ideal for quick and reliable testing of Fresh / Aquarium water due to the test range
  • Accurate test results for each element are achieved less than one minute
  • This product is safe and easy to use since there are no chemicals to mix, an MSDS is not required

Suitable for:  fresh water, aquariums (freshwater and saltwater), aquacultures, ponds, drinking water, lakes and streams as well as rain water

Contains: 50 test strips, each testing for each of the listed elements

Total Test Time: approx. 10 seconds

Testing Levels:

  • pH (read first): 6.4, 6.8, 7.2, 7.6, 8.0, 8.4
  • Total Alkalinity: 0, 3, 6, 10, 15, 20 ppm (mg/l)
  • Total Hardness: 0, 3, 7, 14, 28 ppm (mg/l)
  • Nitrite: 0, 0.5, 1.0, 5.0, 10, 25 ppm (mg/l)
  • Nitrate: 00, 10, 25, 50, 100, 250, 500 ppm (mg/l)

(These strips are recommended for fresh water aquariums due to the test range; for tap water and other fresh water we recommend Water Test Kit 5-in-1 Aquaculture/Well)

How to use:

  1. Remove one test strip from the vial, holding the end of the test strip between your index finger and thumb. Do not touch the test pads with your fingers.
  2. Dip the test strip, immersing all 5 pads, into the solution being tested for 1 second.
  3. Remove and shake off excess liquid.
  4. Immediately compare the alkalinity pad to the colour chart, followed by Nitrate and Nitrite.
  5. After 1 minute, read the pH and Hardness pads.

General description: For semi-quantitative determinations. Detection method: colorimetric. Fast, simply dip and read indicator paper. Consists of a plastic strip with attached sealed test paper. Compare colour change of test paper with fields of equal size on colour chart provided.

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Please note: that this is a screening //how-to-chose-the-right-water-testing-kit-for-you/test and can not be used to certify water as safe or unsafe for drinking. It provides approximate results ONLY when used in strict accordance with instructions. SimplexHealth expressly disclaims any liability resulting from the use of this product, failure to follow instructions, or reliance of test results. This is not a measuring instrument. Store in a cool, dry (below 32°C) place and away from excess heat and direct sunlight. No MSDS required. Keep away from children and pets. Avoid contact of test areas on strips with skin & eyes, do not ingest or expose to acids. Do not touch test pad and do not consume water which has been tested.

Made in USA




Additional information

Weight 60 g
Each kit contains:

50 test strips, each testing for each of the listed elements

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  • Express (1-2 business days): £1.99
  • Special Next Day (Monday to Friday): £9.98

European Shipment Options:

  • International Shipping (5 – 10 Days)

Australia, New Zealand and USA Shipment Options:

  • International Shipping (10 – 20 Days)


  • We can ship worldwide – please contact us to obtain a quote for your destination

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