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Old 01-28-2005, 06:25 AM   #1
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Storing salt water

OK I mixed my water and produced a ton extra with my cheap little temporary RO machine (an eBay model is en route). The extra FW I'll keep in some bottles, but is it ok to pre-mix salt water and store it in jugs for water changes? Is there a "shelf-life" for SW stored in bottles?

I ask this latter question because I keep reading about the importance of bubbling the water, etc., while it is brewing. Storing it up would mean just having to warm it a bit (and test SG and pH, of course) before doing water changes.

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SG 1.024, temp 79.5, pH 8.4

Livestock I added:

1 skunk cleaner. 12 hermits: red, scarlet, blue. 15 or so assorted snails. Discosomas, Ricordia, Rhodactis mushroom corals, chaetomorpha (sump), 1 feather duster, Montipora digitata, Montipora capricornis, Montipora hispids. assorted zoos, Xenia, Kenya tree coral, green Sinularia, green star polyps, branching hammer coral, bubble coral, Devil's hand leather. Yellow chromis, purple firefish.

Hitchhikers: the usual suspects :crabs, bristles, urchin, mantis shrimp (now in exile in mantis tank)

List of possible/likely newcomers:

Feather duster. PJ cardinal, Bangghai cardinal, Firefish goby, Clownfish, Neon goby, Yellow watchman goby, Orchid dottyback. Various corals.
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Old 01-28-2005, 08:15 AM   #2
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Got room for a 32g rubbermaid trash can w/lid? A heater and PH easily fits in there. Got Euf for changes or any emergency that may come up.

Not sure about how the water could airate prior to using with small openings on bottles. I was advised to open even my trash can lid for a couple of hours before using.
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Old 01-28-2005, 09:01 AM   #3
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Do you the temp up and the PH on all the time, or just prior to doing a change?
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30 gal standard 55 lbs LR, 60 lb live sand, 10 gal sump/refugium. Urchin skimmer, mag7 pump, 3 x 96W PC combination 10,000K/actinic bulb, 2 blue LED moonlights
SG 1.024, temp 79.5, pH 8.4

Livestock I added:

1 skunk cleaner. 12 hermits: red, scarlet, blue. 15 or so assorted snails. Discosomas, Ricordia, Rhodactis mushroom corals, chaetomorpha (sump), 1 feather duster, Montipora digitata, Montipora capricornis, Montipora hispids. assorted zoos, Xenia, Kenya tree coral, green Sinularia, green star polyps, branching hammer coral, bubble coral, Devil's hand leather. Yellow chromis, purple firefish.

Hitchhikers: the usual suspects :crabs, bristles, urchin, mantis shrimp (now in exile in mantis tank)

List of possible/likely newcomers:

Feather duster. PJ cardinal, Bangghai cardinal, Firefish goby, Clownfish, Neon goby, Yellow watchman goby, Orchid dottyback. Various corals.
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My spare water container always has a ph and heater running it in also. That way it is ready to go straight into my tanks if needed.
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