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Old 11-06-2011, 01:36 PM   #1
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expired test kit

hi all in july this year i purchased an api saltwater master test kit and have only noticed that the lot number and date expired last year in 2010. i belive the las 4 digits on the lot number is the expiry date am i right.
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hi all in july this year i purchased an api saltwater master test kit and have only noticed that the lot number and date expired last year in 2010. i belive the las 4 digits on the lot number is the expiry date am i right.
No, it's the production date, not expiry date as far as I recall. I think they are good for 3 or 4 years depending on which test they are.
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The last four digits are the production month and year. API claims that their kits last three years, most hobbyists replace kits every year.
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So if my tests have 2010 they are fine
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I've found this topic so I won't start the next one...

I just bought an API kit and dates on the bottles are saying 1207 and 0108.
So if I get it right they're expired for about a year, is that right? How accurate are those expiry dates? Should I ask the guy for a refund?
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