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  1. #1

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    I've been testing my water after every water change (weekly) since my cycle was complete, slowly adding to my tank. I'm wondering how often you wise old fish keepers test....

    I change the water every Saturday and every Sunday night I test the water.

    At some point can I start testing bi weekly or monthly? I actually enjoy testing the water, but it is always fine...Is there any of the three test that should be done always regularly forever? (Nitrites, Ammonia maybe? Ph/hardness is apparently hopeless here without RO, we've all adjusted accordingly)
    African Dwarf Frogs, Betta, Dwarf Chain Loaches, Otocilclus, Ember Tetras, Amano Shrimp in one magical 31 gallon tank

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    Once my tank was cycled, I tested same as you (every water change).
    Now that my tank has been stable for over a year, I only test when I suspect a problem.
    Thats for FW.

    My SW tank, even tho its been running over a year, I still test fairly frequently, tho not by WC. More like monthly.
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    after about 8 months I pretty much stopped testing the Fw tank like the others.

    My reef I do KH and Calc weekly, Mag fortnightly, nitrate and phos monthly and PH & ammo bi monthly.
    Used to try and keep track of my fish here.....

    Ran out of room and time!!!

    Instead I'll tell you the best piece of fishkeeping equipment ever....... Algae Scrubber :)

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