Aquarium Tips of the Day | Make sure your Fish Tank Test Kits are NOT Expired

Today’s Aquarium Tip Tank tip of the day will help you make sure that you are getting the correct results when you test the water parameters of your tropical fish tank, or any aquarium tank, or any water for that matter. Ever gone to test your water and noticed that all of your liquid tester is dried up? Ever get everything to turn up with such bad results that there’s no way a fish could be alive in that water? Take a look at your expiration date on your test kit, and make sure you’re not using an expired test kit!

Hopefully your test kit has an expiration date. If your test solutions are dried up – and not from using them – its definitely time for a new kit. Some test kits say that they have a 5 year shelf life, but then go on to say something like “discard them one year after opening.” Just make sure you know that you are using a valid, non-expired test kit to test the water in your fish tank and get the most accurate results! After all, it wouldn’t be any fun, and would be very confusing, if you thought that all of your water parameters were spot on because you used an expired water test kit and then had something go wrong with your fish tank.

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