Originally Posted by Chesherca
Ahhh, okay! Well most people on here will say that the test kit is a MUST-HAVE for any aquarist! It's really important to be able to tell exactly what's going on in that water - especially while you're learning - and this will be a HUGE help to you in figuring out how much water to change out weekly - and help you determine if you're getting enough yuck out without using the vaccume on your gravel.
I will most definitely invest in one! I just need to talk my mom into letting me do what I want with my fish.
She thinks she's a "fish expert" because she has been keeping fish for 13 years. But she currently has a 75 gallon with a tiger oscar, 2 common plecos, and no heater.... so I guess she's just full of it most of the time.