Both my dad and my sister used to have a aquarium. My sister just had a betta, and my dad had some mollies and maybe some platies or something. Both just put their fish in and they lived to a ripe old age. I want to get the API Master Test Kit, but everyone thinks I'm wasting $22. They say the fish will be fine if I put them in now, and I should just order the kit if something goes wrong. Wal-mart has a 90 day policy for fish. They also have several tanks they marked with a giant "ICH" sticker. In fact, I watched a pile of Oscar die the other day there. I reaaally don't want to introduce that to a new aquarium. But if I order from my LFS, and just put them in there now, and they die, they're dead. I don't think theres a policy there. The bad part is, if I buy this kit, I'm out of cash for a quite a while. I guess what I'm asking here is what would you do? Do you have the API Master Test Kit? How often do you use it? Is it a waste of money? My tank has been up and running for a week. What do test results generally look like, now? I could ask the pet shop if they do water tests, but I don't think they will. How long does the kit last? I need to know so I can order it now or someone will steal it off my porch if it comes while I'm at school. People stole our trash cans for crying out loud. TWICE, lol Thanks!