04-14-2010, 04:44 AM
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Originally Posted by t3l01v
You know, that's an attitude I'm seeing more and more on these forums.
About ten years ago, I would keep fish with my dad. We never had kits. We set a tank up, filled it with tap water, dropped in two mollies, and let it run for two weeks. Then we added a few new fish every weekend. No problems, ever.
No sick fish, nothing dying. Went that way for at least five years. The only time we had to replace fish was when they got too big for the tank and started picking on others, or we had to move, and took all our fish to the lps.
Maybe test kits are just cheaper these days.
I seldom test my water but if a problem were to present itself, With my test kit I can Quickly identify whether it is a water quality problem or not. Those who have kept fish for any length of time can many times offer help to those who have problems by asking for test results. They (test results)can help identify or eliminate enviornmental issues that may be contributing to the fishes health.
Others prefer to begin dumping all manner of medications in the tank and hope somethin works.
I know people who have drove their cars until they quit ,never checked the oil.