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Old 06-19-2011, 12:39 PM   #1
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I bought an 80L container today (those ones for storage) in order to mix up a big batch of saltwater, ready for whenever I need to do a water change.

Before I go ahead and use like 3kg of salt, the container is clear, will this affect my water in anyway? Algae and such? It will obviously be constantly agitated but I wanted to check before I go ahead and possibly screw it up.

If it being clear is an issue, I can just wrap it up in black bags to darken it out.

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the color of the container doesnt matter
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Old 06-19-2011, 02:36 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info, you've helped me out quite alot so far! lol
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Old 06-19-2011, 04:27 PM   #4
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sure no problem
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Old 06-19-2011, 04:32 PM   #5
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as long as there is no direct light.... then ... errrrr... maybe not. Keep it clean and it'll keep you clean
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80 gallons is a lot. Keep it aerated. It can easily go bad on you. Color of container doesn't matter as long as tank was designed for potable water.
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he said 80 liters which is roughly 21 Gallons
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Oops, sorry.
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Old 06-20-2011, 06:57 AM   #9
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I ended up only filling it to 40 litres for now anyway, just incase something goes wrong.
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