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Old 07-31-2012, 11:46 PM   #1
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Water storage

I was keeping some water on hand in specified buckets with lids but the water gets a mildew smell. Should I keep water on hand or what? How does everyone else do it?
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Old 07-31-2012, 11:49 PM   #2
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I use a trash can open on top with a air hose in it. I have also used a powerhead to mix salts and what not. You don't want it to just sit around and not be moving if its going to be more then a day or two.
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I keep mine in buckets and its fine.. what kind of water are you keeping? Treated tap/ Ro/Di. / mixed saltwater?
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Okay I didn't know to keep it moving I'll do that. It was RO with salt mixed already.
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I just keep mine in a 15 gal. bucket never had that problem before with any odor.
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Okay I didn't know to keep it moving I'll do that. It was RO with salt mixed already.
Did that help???
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Old 08-06-2012, 06:27 PM   #7
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Did that help???
Yes Im trying to use my water quicker and don't cover it now. Thanks
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Old 08-06-2012, 06:30 PM   #8
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I keep mine in a 20 gal rubbermaid tote in the garage. I keep the cover open. I mix it about ever other dy and havent had a problem. Ive never smelled it though.
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