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Mardel 5 in 1 test strips
Reviews Views Date of last review
7 7064 Sat February 5, 2011
Recommended By Average Price Average Rating
100% of reviewers $9.49 2.3

 

Description:
Mardel Test strips use the same technology found in medical laboratories and replace other potentially toxic and time consuming kits. They are designed to be accurate and dependable while being safe and easy to use. Good for both freshwater and saltwater aquariums. Test pH, Hardness, Alkalinity, Nitrite and Nitrate all with one test strip.
Keywords: test strips

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Registered: March 2008
Posts: 12427
Review Date: Tue December 9, 2008 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: $8.99 | Rating: 1 

 
Positive aspects of the product (pros): fast?
Cons: not accurate at all

 
Not worth the money, can be all over the place with readings. I would not recommend it at all.
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gm72

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Registered: March 2007
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 10933
Review Date: Fri December 26, 2008 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: $9.99 | Rating: 3 

 
Positive aspects of the product (pros): It has colors on it
Cons: The colors are not accurate

 
Not really useful for anything other than getting a general idea of how your water is doing. This is NOT a test that should be relied upon to determine precise water parameters. This is NOT a test that should be trusted to provide accurate results. If you keep fish do NOT rely on this, get a liquid test kit for accuracy.

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AABatteries

AC Editor

Registered: December 2007
Location: Ohio
Posts: 3029
Review Date: Sat December 27, 2008 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 2 

 
Positive aspects of the product (pros): None
Cons: Inaccurate

 
Just like any other strip test, it is in-accurate and unreliable. Go invest in a chemical test kit.
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Wild Turkey

Forum Flunkie

Registered: March 2008
Location: Annapolis Maryland
Posts: 11464
Review Date: Mon January 26, 2009 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 2 

 
Positive aspects of the product (pros): Fast
Cons: Unreliable

 
Humidity effects these test accuracy and therefore they cannot be relied upon for accurate readings.

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Registered: October 2007
Posts: 11861
Review Date: Sat October 3, 2009 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 3 

 
Positive aspects of the product (pros): quick
Cons: not so accurate sometimes

 
For fast checking they work ok.I look at them as a threshold test.
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Scrup

Memento vivere...

Registered: October 2009
Location: Longmont, Co
Posts: 3202
Review Date: Mon January 25, 2010 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 2 

 
Positive aspects of the product (pros): container is reusable
Cons: yes.

 
The readings of 2 different strips dunked at the same time will be totally different. Any moisture gets into the container and it pretty much ruins them all.

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CassieLEO

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Registered: November 2010
Location: MA
Posts: 1861
Review Date: Sat February 5, 2011 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 3 

 
Positive aspects of the product (pros): Convenient
Cons: Inaccurate

 
All test strips are inaccurate, this is by far the most inaccurate!

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