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Old 11-06-2011, 03:09 PM   #11
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Hi all, just wanted to make a quick observation that has surprised me a little. As you know I have been having slight ph problems. Last weekend I mixed up 50 litres of RO and salt. I tested it and it was 8.2. I used about 20 litres and placed the rest in some plastic jerry cans. Went to use it for my water change this weekend and tested the ph again and it had dropped to 8.0 just by sitting in a plastic jerry can Didn't know you can't store mixed water !! Will have to start mixing and using the following day I suppose
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Old 11-06-2011, 03:32 PM   #12
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Hmmm... I always change my water the same day I mix it. I've never had any problems.
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Right.....thanks for the reply. Looks like I'll have to do the same as you you then. Thought there would be loads of people who mix and store. My thinking was, if I mix a batch together then it will be more consistent for the fish but it would appear that this is not the case. You live and learn I suppose (especially in this hobby)

(On a side note...bought a Matted Filefish today as my tank is getting overrun with aiptasia....I'll let you know if he does the biz )
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