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Old 05-26-2005, 01:25 AM   #1
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I have my aged seawater that I made up in a covered container so nothing can get in it... It smells kinda sour would it be ok to use this water.. I believe that the smell is coming from the condensation on the walls of the container..
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Old 05-26-2005, 01:39 AM   #2
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You may want to leave it open for a while so the pH can adjust before you use it.

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ok.. thanks.. it just smelled a little sour..I had used it before but was just wondering if it was bad.. I think I'l just mix up just enough water for one water change next time..
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How long has it been sitting? I can get stagnant just sitting without a PH. I've left water mixing for a week or two, but always with PH & heater on it. Never in a container still. I keep my RO/DI in 5g jugs with lids on them.
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Also, this was a new container, purchased for the sole purpose of mixing/aging SW right? You should never re-use stuff. Hard to say what chemicals could have leeched into it, especially plastic tubs/buckets.
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that's right.. I bought it for making the water.. My cousin and her baby were staying over here while her husband was away and I had the cover over it while they were here for about a week..I'd crack it every now and again and turned the pump on to circulate the water during the day and at night turn it off..
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