Using an out if date test kit

HakeyrKelly

Member
So I have an api master kit that expired a year or two ago, I think I'm getting one for Christmas so can I wait until then and use the expired one? I've just cycled a new tank and about to put fish in, but not sure on readings since idk if I should use the expired kit or not, I did for my fist tank and the levels are all fine... thoughts?
 

Sleepyflea

Member
HakeyrKelly said:
So I have an api master kit that expired a year or two ago, I think I'm getting one for Christmas so can I wait until then and use the expired one? I've just cycled a new tank and about to put fish in, but not sure on readings since idk if I should use the expired kit or not, I did for my fist tank and the levels are all fine... thoughts?
Not sure if i would trust the test levels. Those are chemical reactions that are being created and if the chemicals are old they may not work correctly.
 

AcornTheBetta

Member
HakeyrKelly said:
So I have an api master kit that expired a year or two ago, I think I'm getting one for Christmas so can I wait until then and use the expired one? I've just cycled a new tank and about to put fish in, but not sure on readings since idk if I should use the expired kit or not, I did for my fist tank and the levels are all fine... thoughts?
I honestly wouldn't risk it. I would just spend the money to get a new test kit that for sure works rather than putting livestock on the line based off false readings.
 

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