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Old 07-25-2009, 10:24 AM   #1
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How do you store your salt mix safely?

I have a quick question regarding storage of the salt mix. I'm using instant ocean salt mix which comes in a box with 4 separate bags for a total of 200 gallons of mix, my question is what is the best way to store the remainder of the salt once the bag is opened? I'm not sure, but would a HD bucket with the sealed top be adequate, the cover has an rubber gasket built into it. I need to add some water and raise my salinity a little bit and wont do any thing till i hear from you because i have to open a fresh bag.
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Old 07-25-2009, 11:13 AM   #2
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That sounds like a good idea. Locally I only get the 160g buckets, so I keep mine in there sealed up.
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+1. I'd store the contents of the open bag in the sealed bucket. I appreciate the reminder.... I keep forgetting to get one! lol
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I agree, that HD buckets should work fine.
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Old 07-25-2009, 11:15 AM   #5
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Cool, I have to go to Depot to get some plumbing valves to fix a couple of problems at my mother inlaws house, I'll get a bucket or two witht the covers as well. Thanks Neilan, Roka and HN1. When I whipped up my first batch for a water change I couldn't believe how fast the salt starts to absorb the moisture in the air.
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I agree, that HD buckets should work fine. That's what I use...too
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Old 07-26-2009, 02:41 AM   #7
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I just keep my open bag in a large tuperware container. you don't need a bucket unless you are going to open all the bags at once. the container is very easy to store and very easy to access. you don't have to pull out a whole bucket everytime you need salt
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I just keep my open bag in a large tuperware container. you don't need a bucket unless you are going to open all the bags at once. the container is very easy to store and very easy to access. you don't have to pull out a whole bucket everytime you need salt
My wife doesn't like that idea, besides I don't have one larger enough since we have been throwing all of our plastic food storage stuff out because of all the reports about the plastics the containers are made of leaching out chemicals under certain conditions into the food that is stored in them. I know it's a little extreme but refuse to take any chances I have two little ones myself and cancer has somehow become as common as the normal cold. You never know.
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Hope you have found a solution! I use fresh sea water; I keep mine in 25l (6.6g) plastic container. Completely irrelevant but I thought I would say Hi.
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I also use the IO 200g box. When I open a bag, I put the opened bag in an empty salt bucket...since I have more than you can imagine. In 20 yrs, you can accumulate lots of empty salt buckets.
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