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It all depends on what bottle it is. :)
For instance, I have a ABB interspiro 7 Liter CF bottle which is “NLL” (non limited lifetime).
It needs a visual inspection and hydro test every 5 years. As long as it keeps on passing the hydro test, it is OK. There is no expiring date on this bottle.

I also have a 6 Liter Dräger (luxfer) bottle with a 20 year design life. This one also needs a hydro test every 5 years until the end of life date is reached.
However, in NL some hydro stations can proof it as being a industrial bottle if desired, then it needs a hydro test every 10 years. It can’t be used for diving anymore in that case.
But to be sure, please check your local regulations, different countries, different regulations :)

kind regards,

Gijs