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Old 02-11-2004, 02:06 PM   #1
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How long can mixed water sit??

I mixed some water last Friday & never got around to putting it in the tank. It has had a power head in there the entire time so the question how long can it sit before I need to throw it out. Is it safe to use...
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go ahead and use it. I often have water sitting around for more than a month. THe key is to just have it mixing with a powerhead and you will be fine.
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I usually try and mix up 30g at a time and it sits a few weeks as well. Don't see why it would cause a problem like Darin said.
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Where do you guys store your water? I was planning on storing them in a rubbermaid tub. But was told that it wasnt a good idea from aquafx salesperson. They said that it needed to be stored in a food ready storage container. Such as a poland spring 5 gallon jug that gets delivered for home use drinking water. Any thoughts.

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as long as you have some kind of lid on it to keep out dust and free floating objects, a rubbermaid should be fine.
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Where do you store the tub?

With a 2 and 3 year old I can't hardly store it in the house. Is the garage ok and just put a heater in a couple days before I do the change?
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With a 2 and 3 year old I can't hardly store it in the house. Is the garage ok and just put a heater in a couple days before I do the change
The garage is fine. Just make sure you leave a heater and powerhead in there and you could store it there indefinitely.
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The 20 gallon rubbermaid grey containers that are sold at Lowes and Home Depot are food grade. Check the Rubbermaid web site.
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