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EasyStrips Complete Aquarium Water Test Strips Kit

Tetra Aquarium Test Strips work quickly to provide accurate results and help you to treat your aquarium effectively. Just dip and read. Results for ammonia, chlorine, nitrate, nitrite, general hardness (GH), alkalinity (KH) and pH Accurate, fast, and easy
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I have an older Tetratest Laborett kit, it's hardly been used, however the step 2 NH3 drops are empty is there someway to replace them.

I am unable at this time to afford to purchase a new kit.
How long have you owned an aquarium? 3+ years
Type of tank: Tropical
Size of tank: 21 to 50 gallons
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Hello,
Unfortunately there are not any TetraTest Laborette kits available anymore.
You can get the Ammonia EasyStrips now though.
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I lost my guide for the 6-in-1 aquarium testing strips. Can you mail or email me the testing guide?

How long have you owned an aquarium? 1-3 years
Type of tank: Tropical
Size of tank: Less than 10 gallons
asked 3 years, 2 months ago
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Hello,
Yes we can help you with that. Please email us at consumersupport@unitedpetgroup.com, or call 1-800-526-0650. We can email instructions in many cases.
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What is the pH supposed to be?

How long have you owned an aquarium? Less than 6 months
Type of tank: Tropical
Size of tank: 11 to 20 gallons
asked 2 years, 9 months ago
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Hello,

That depends on the type of fish you own. Goldfish for example, prefer a pH around 7.2-8.0. Mollies like very high pH with very hard water, so around 8.0-8.3. Tetras and guppies tend to prefer lower, with softer water such as 6.5-7.0. We recommend you research the species you currently have or are planning to buy to see what they prefer, and go from there.

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BREX
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
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What chlorine levels do your test strips detect?

I'm looking to test in the 0.001ppm to 0.5ppm .range, but only finding product that test in the 1ppp-10ppm range. What levels do your test strips detect?
How long have you owned an aquarium? Less than 6 months
Type of tank: Goldfish
Size of tank: 11 to 20 gallons
asked 2 years, 9 months ago
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Concentrations of as little as 0.2-0.3 ppm kill most fish fairly rapidly. To prevent stress, a level as low as 0.003 ppm may be needed. I'm not sure that 0.001 is needed.
How long have you owned an aquarium? 3+ years
Type of tank: Goldfish
Size of tank: Less than 10 gallons
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Philadelphia, PA
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i lost my test strip color sheet

I lost my test strip color sheet I was wondering if you could email me a new one thanks
How long have you owned an aquarium? Less than 6 months
Type of tank: Tropical
Size of tank: 11 to 20 gallons
asked 2 years, 8 months ago
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I will email this to your address. If you do not see it in your inbox within 24 hours, please check your junk/spam folder.
Thanks.
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i lost my 6-1 test color sheet was can you email me a new one

How long have you owned an aquarium? Less than 6 months
Type of tank: Tropical
Size of tank: 11 to 20 gallons
asked 2 years, 8 months ago
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I will email the chart to your address. If you do not see it in your inbox within 24 hours, please check your spam/junk folder.
Thanks.
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How do I use the Easy Strips 6In 1and ammonia?

How long have you owned an aquarium? 3+ years
Type of tank: Tropical
Size of tank: Less than 10 gallons
asked 2 years, 8 months ago
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After dipping the strip in your aquarium water, results for nitrate, nitrite, general hardness (GH), alkalinity (KH) and pH show within 60 seconds.
Thanks.
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Do you have the tetra test color scale card for ammonia available?

Could you email the test color scale for ammonia to me please, or better yet post the complete test strip scale guides on your webpage for all of your customers?
Type of tank: Marine
Size of tank: Larger than 50 gallons
asked 2 years, 7 months ago
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I have emailed this to your address.
Thanks.
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color chart for EasyStrips

Apparently, this is a common problem with this product. Although it works very well, if the color chart get wet from comparing the strip with the color chart and the chart is closed to it's previous position, the paper sticks to itself and destroys the chart.. It may be wise to laminate the charts on both sides to prevent this problem in the future. In the meantime, I also need a copy of the chart. I have found these strips to be a superb product for analyzing your tank condition and would highly recommend them to any fish owner. I have had fish tanks at one time or another for over 30 years. Sincerely George
How long have you owned an aquarium? 3+ years
Type of tank: Tropical
Size of tank: 21 to 50 gallons
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Hi George,

We will email the chart to you directly.

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What is the difference between the Easy Strips Complete kit and the 6 in 1?

Is the complete kit the one I should get so I have the best chance of keeping healthy fish?
How long have you owned an aquarium? 3+ years
Size of tank: 11 to 20 gallons
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The Complete Kit has the 6 in 1 and the Ammonia kit. Yes, we would recommend it so you can test for ammonia as well.

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Easy Strips Complete Kit instructions manual

Can you email me the instruction to use Easy Strips Complete kit in English.. I live in Italy so most of the instruction are in Italian and its hard to understand..
How long have you owned an aquarium? Less than 6 months
Type of tank: Tropical
Size of tank: 21 to 50 gallons
asked 2 years, 3 months ago
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I have emailed both the instructions and the chart directly to your email address.

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What do I use to bring down the ph and alkalinity?

The ph and alkalinity are two high in my 10 gal aquarium, the water is a little cloudy. I have a goldfish and a sucker fish in it with a tetra filter and an aerator that goes across the bottom. The goldfish's color has partially turned black also. I have been adding Tetra Easy Balance.
How long have you owned an aquarium? Less than 6 months
Type of tank: Goldfish
Size of tank: Less than 10 gallons
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A high pH and high alkalinity is fine for goldfish. They prefer the pH to be between 7.2 and 8.5. Alkalinity should run around 120-140 ppm. Cloudy water typically means too much organic matter (i.e. overfeeding) or a high ammonia level. High ammonia levels are common with goldfish. The black discoloration can be a sign of nitrite issues or the goldfish could be changing colors. Goldfish typically change colors once or twice over the first 1-2 years. They are born a dull brown.

We do not recommend lowering the pH/alkalinity, and if you are using Easy Balance, it will keep you from doing so anyway. We do recommend vacuuming the gravel and replacing 2 gallons of water at least once a week, and testing for ammonia and nitrite levels.

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Please email me the instructions for the test kits. i live in Okinawa, JP and everything is in Japanese.

How long have you owned an aquarium? Less than 6 months
Type of tank: Marine
Size of tank: 21 to 50 gallons
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We will email them to your direct account.

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i do not have a color chart for the Tetra easystrips 6 in 1 Aquarium test strips. Can you e-mail me one?

How long have you owned an aquarium? Less than 6 months
Type of tank: Tropical
Size of tank: 21 to 50 gallons
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i sent it to your home email address.

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how do i lower the nitrates level NO3 in my five gallon aquarium with 2 goldfish

How long have you owned an aquarium? 1-3 years
Type of tank: Goldfish
Size of tank: Less than 10 gallons
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Nitrates are from a lack of vacuuming the gravel usually. With 2 goldfish in a 5 gallon tank, you should vacuum once or twice a week, and remove 25% of the water each time, replacing it with new water.

We do have a product that you can use that will allow you to reduce the number of water changes. It is called Easy Balance. However, be sure to clean up the tank some first, with one or two water changes as described above, before you begin using it.

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I dropped my color chart in the water and the colors are all faded out.

I see that you sent a color chart to some other lost soul. Is there a possibility that you could do the same for me.
How long have you owned an aquarium? 1-3 years
Type of tank: Tropical
Size of tank: 21 to 50 gallons
asked 1 year, 2 months ago
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Yes, although the color chart is now directly on the website for you to download. Here is a link: http://www.tetra-fish.com/Products/aquarium-testing-kits/easystrips-6-in-1-aquarium-test-strips-kit.aspx#technical

Click on the testing chart link.

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Is the 6 N 1 Test Strips for a warm-water aquarium with a Betta in it?

Have a hexagon 5 gallon aquarium w/one male Betta inside. We also have a 15W Mini Heater inside as well that was recommended to have with the Betta. Since the Betta's water temp needs to be around 80 degrees or so, will your test strips work to check the water parameters?
How long have you owned an aquarium? Less than 6 months
Type of tank: Tropical
Size of tank: Less than 10 gallons
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Yes, they will test any type of freshwater from tap to fish tanks to pools.

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Hi, I lost my Tetra easystrips 6 ine 1 freshwater comparison chart. Is it possible to email a copy of the chart ? Thanks.

How long have you owned an aquarium? 1-3 years
Type of tank: Goldfish
Size of tank: 11 to 20 gallons
asked 7 months ago
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Just download it right off of our site. http://www.tetra-fish.com/Products/aquarium-testing-kits/easystrips-6-in-1-aquarium-test-strips-kit.aspx#technical

Click on the tab for the chart to open it up, and print it.

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lost result checker for tetra test strips - can you email one

please email a result checker
How long have you owned an aquarium? 3+ years
Type of tank: Marine
Size of tank: Less than 10 gallons
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If you are seeking the color chart, that is downloadable from our website. http://www.tetra-fish.com/Products/aquarium-testing-kits/easystrips-6-in-1-aquarium-test-strips-kit.aspx#technical

Simply click on the testing chart link.

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