Test kits

The Best Water Testing Kits For Saltwater Aquariums – Reef Builders Gear Guide

Water testing kits are the foundation of a healthy marine aquarium after all you can’t just look at the water and know what’s going on. Maintaining stable water parameters is the key for fish and corals to thrive, and the…

Important Water Parameters For Keeping A Saltwater Aquarium

Healthy water equals healthy fish and coral, but how do you know what’s best? Water quality is a fundamental aquarium skill, and understanding how to read and decipher water tests can clue us in on problems. The first parameters you…

Tease of Velda AquaTesterPro may be for ponds, but we’re intrigued

The AquaTesterPro is a new water electronic testing tool from Velda, who specializes in fish ponds, that has us intrigued. Traditional test kits are always a drag trying to determine parameters by matching the closest shade of color or counting…

Royal Nature Advanced Multi Marine Lab lets you feel like a mad scientist

One thing we always liked about premium test kits was having everything all in one place and the feeling like you’re going to be doing some serious “mad scientist” work when testing your parameters. It has been a while since…

If You Ain’t Testing, You’re Just Guessing!

Aquarium Water Testing By: Scott Davidson I always remember this phrase from my earliest days of reef keeping.  Although I can’t remember who coined the phrase, it has always stuck with me.  It would always conjure the image of someone standing in…

How to Maintain Your Magnesium, Calcium, and Alkalinity Levels

When maintaining an aquarium with corals, it is crucial to uphold specific levels of magnesium, calcium, and alkalinity. Without testing for these elements, your success with corals may be short lived. Most importantly, buy an accurate test kit. The few…

Reef Kinetics Reefbits New Automatic Water Testing Device

Reefbits is a new automatic water testing device which promises to automate much of the water testing for our aquariums. We’re generally way too optimistic about cutting edge technologies and promising new products but somehow the Reefbits really fell short of…

Giesemann Aquarium Water Test Kits

Giesemann Aquaristic revealed at InterZoo 2016 in Nuremberg Germany that they will soon be offering water test kits for a range of important water chemistry parameters. Better known for making high end reef aquarium lights with sports car paint jobs,…

Labor Test: Fauna Marin launches its mail-in water testing service

The Labor Test is Fauna Marin’s answer to the growing popularity of mail-in water tests, especially the elemental diagnostics provided by ICP pioneer, Triton Lab. In stark contrast to the Triton double-vial water testing envelope, the Fauna Marin Labor Tests…

The importance of testing reef aquarium water

During the first semester in my biochemistry class the professor started the class by bringing out two clear beakers into which he appeared to pour two identical clear fluids.  Once they were full, he pulled out a worm and placed it…