The Bottom Line
Recommended as good test kits by some aquarists, but considered not so good by others.
- Easy to use liquid solutions.
- Easy to read color comparison/conversion cards.
- Accuracy considered questionable by some.
- Manufactured by Red Sea.
- No printed text instructions, but cards that graphically depict each step of the test procedures.
- Bottles necks are designed to fit perfectly into the top of the test tubes to prevent spillage.
- Holes precisioned to drip solutions slower or faster, based on quantity of drops needed.
- Tall test tubes that have plugs with double protection seals to prevent leakage.
- Kit cases double as lab set ups or stands for holding all the of the equipment for use when opened.
- Single Labs: pH/Alk, Ammonia, Nitrite, Nitrate, Calcium, Copper, Phosphate, Ozone, Silica, & 02.
- Marine Lab Master Kit has pH/Alk, Ammonia, Nitrite, Nitrate, + trial bottle of Marine Success Buff.
- Reef Lab Master Kit contains Phosphate, Nitrate, & Calcium.
- Reef Lab also includes trial bottles of Marine Success Calcium, Strontium and Iodine, & Trace.
Guide Review - Mini-Lab Series Test Kits by Red Sea
Good Choice, or Bad?
There are mixed reports on these test kits, from being great in all aspects to the total opposite of being of poor quality and notoriously inaccurate. The fact that they have easy to use liquid solutions, combined with the many features above, we can see why these test kits would be popular, but it seems that their accuracy may be questionable. When in doubt, try it out! To evaluate their accuracy, just run one or more other top brand name tests that are known to be reliable side by side with them.