API pH Freshwater Aquarium Test & Adjuster Kit, 250 count

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About This Item

  • Complete kit monitors and adjusts aquarium pH and creates healthy freshwater conditions.
  • The kit tests the pH of freshwater within a 6.0 to 7.6 range and adjusts the levels as needed.
  • Includes three 1.25 ounce bottles of pH Up, pH Down and pH Indicator solutions and pH results color card.
  • Follow the recommendations and use either the pH Up or pH Down solution to adjust levels.
  • Provides 250 tests per box.
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Help set and stablize your aquarium's pH level with API's Proper pH 6.5, Proper pH 7.0, Proper pH 7.5, or Proper pH 8.5 water treatement.
Help lower your aquarium's pH level with API's pH Down or raise it with API's pH Up water treatment.

About API Testing

Testing the Waters

For fish to thrive, their aquarium water must be similar to the water in their natural environment. Poor water quality can cause stress, illness and even the loss of your fish. Important water quality parameters include ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, and pH. These can vary over time, and they are invisible to the eye, which is why it is necessary to test weekly. Choose from a wide range of API testing options like the Freshwater Master Test Kit or 5-in-1 Test Strips to accurately evaluate your water.

Pressed for Time? Just Dip and Read

Simply dip an API test strip into your aquarium, swirl it twice, and then use the color-coded chart to determine if your water is within safe parameters or if adjustments are needed. That’s it! API test strips are available in a 5-in-1 version, which includes testing for pH, nitrite, nitrate, carbonate, and general hardness. Ammonia and pH test strips are also available so you can mix and match according to your needs.

The Scientific Approach

Get professional results from the comfort of your home with API test kits. Measure up to six parameters with API Master Test Kits, or pick and choose from a wide variety of individual test kits. Both types of kits come with test tubes and a laminated, calibrated color card. API test kits allow for numerous tests, making them an inexpensive way to help keep your aquarium water quality in check.

How to Correct Aquarium Water Parameters

Too Much Ammonia?

Ammonia is released into the water through gills, urine, uneaten food and more. API Ammo-Lock detoxifies it instantly.

Inappropriate pH Levels?

Fish require a specific pH level to thrive. Use API pH Down to lower freshwater aquarium water pH to the right level.

Too Much Nitrite?

Use API Quick Start to quickly consume nitrite and help maintain an active biological filter.

Nitrates Too High?

API Nitra-Zorb helps remove nitrate and other toxins that can be harmful to fish and lead to algae growth.

About API

The team at API has a passion for fish and understands the rewards and relaxation fishkeeping can bring. For almost 60 years, they have developed premium products with a focus on proven and effective results. API offers a range of testing kits, water conditioners and nutritionally superior fish foods. They are dedicated to making a better underwater world for the benefit of fish and those who keep them.

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Questions & Answers

2 Customer Questions

Is API ph up and API ph down safe for use with betta fish?
Answer by ChewyJun 12, 2021
This product is safe for betta fish.

How many tests can be done from one kit?
Answer by ChewySep 08, 2020
This kit provides 250 tests per box.

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8 Customer Reviews

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By MamadeMax on Apr 9, 2022

Didn't work

I followed the instructions carefully and put 20 drops in my 10gal tank but the test kept looking exactly the same, I had to add more product to raise the PH, but still doesn't work.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Luna on Sep 14, 2021

Easy to use, easy to adjust, wonderful !

This product is perfect for a beginner like me ! I need a higher PH for my snails, and this test is SUPER easy to do as well as to adjust ! All you need to do is put tank water in the tube and test ! The adjustment liquid is super easy to have on hand as well in case I ever need it ! Eases all my worries !!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Sandra on Dec 21, 2021

Great Product

Works like it's supposed Ph goes up like it says. Highly recommend it. Would buy again.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Myles on Apr 8, 2021

Quick & Easy

I was impressed with how simple and quick it was to test the water. The card was easy to compare and match. I honestly couldn't have asked for a better test kit to use, as a beginner. As an added bonus, I tested my tap/well water and was surprised at the results. Everything tested neutral! I'm pretty tempted to start testing different water sources and possibly include this kit in a science project for my child's homeschooling. I would definitely recommend this product to anybody looking to test some water.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Jake on Aug 26, 2021

Out of pH lower and just got kit

Took the hole bottle just to lower pH in 30 gallon tank that was cleaned not long ago

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By RobM on Oct 17, 2020

Not good for a 50 gallon fish tank

used up the ph down in no time and ph was still high. have to buy the large bottle. Only get this kit for smaller tanks

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Berdieg on Sep 23, 2020

I can't say. Never used.

I'm sorry to say my Betta (Rufus) died the day before I received this kit. No more fish for me. I'm sad.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By JnS2011 on Mar 15, 2017

Makes testing and adjusting simple!

I am very happy with this product simply because of its sheer convenience! I needed to test my pH and I assumed I would likely need to adjust it to match the desired pH I was looking for, so having the pH Up and pH Down included in this kit made it extremely easy to make the decision to buy this product. I was originally going to go with testing strips, since that is what I am more accustomed to using, however, I couldn't ignore the fact that I was getting so many tests from these drops as opposed to a number of strips that are usually included in the other kits. The testing itself is super easy and is completed within seconds - no hassles. Overall, definitely a product that is worth the buy!