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Old 06-21-2010, 03:53 AM   #1
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Premade saltwater from LFS still good after 3 days?

Hey all,

I got 10 gallons of the already made saltwater from my LFS for a water change, and being the lazy person i am have had it sitting for 3 days in the buckets i got it in.

The tops have been on, and I've given them a good shake a couple times a day. Any chance the water has gone stagnant/bad? I would hate to put bad water into the tank, if there is such a thing.

If anyones interested in the specifics, its in those orange 5 gal home depot buckets and its been pretty hot in my apt, around 80 F.

Thanks!
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Old 06-21-2010, 04:25 AM   #2
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Will be fine, As long as it hasn't evaporated much. Check the salt level.

You can store salt water for a long, As long as its not getting evaporated.

EDIT: Actually, Not sure about ASW, But i know you can store NSW.
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Yes you can, Just check the SG, temp., and Airate the water 24 hrs before use to be safe.
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thanks guys, just changed the water and everyone looks fine
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Yes you can, Just check the SG, temp., and Airate the water 24 hrs before use to be safe.
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