Originally Posted by fishman
I was told that if you dont use the SW
in a couple days of making it, the PH
and balance of the water will deteriate.
Couldn't be farther from the truth. The only thing that could be a concern is salinity which is easily fixed. pH can definately be affected if stored with a tight fitting lid. The affect are shortlived though. As soon as the water is aerated, the pH will typically rebound. The balance in the water cannot be altered if you are refering to the alk
relationship. Except for a possible supressed pH, there is nothing utilizing either so no way for there to be an imbalance unless it was there in the first place.
One last question...can I put a lid on the trashcan I use to keep airborne matter out of the water? You said to make sure its aerated...just checking.
Yes. I use 5 gal
buckets with lids. Just be absolutely sure the water is well aerated and pH, salinity and temp are optimum before use.