How often should I test my water and when should I test my water

Bettaguy08

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I have test kits and can test my aquarium water but I’m confused on when I should be testing it and signs that i should probably test my water, any advice? I just don’t want to run out of my test kit fast.
 

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Only test when you think things look strange. Is your tank well established and have you been adding new fish to it? If you add new fish, it is a good idea to test after their introduction. If you are doing the same routine weekly, then you most probably don't need to be testing.
 

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I test that little iv had api master test kits expire and they have a self life of years , it’s all about your tank in my opinion you can notice things after a certain amount of time within a set up same as I know when my dogs are not well they don’t need to tell me there’s just little indicators that let you know , if I test my tank it’s because I already know there’s a problem and the test is just to tell me how much water needs to be replaced to solve the problem
 

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