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  1. madmike

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    Hi all i was wondering if its ok to leave the LED lights on the whole night or does it bother the fish? and how long can you keep RO water and salt water for in a container?
     
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  3. leslie hempel

    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    hey there,

    i would suggest that there be some period of darkness but some people do run moonlights 24/7, i personally feel that the coral / fish do need a blackout period withing which to rest.

    as for RO water i would say as long as the container is kept in a dark place and sealed it could be kept for a while 2 weeks or so..

    but it is better to make up enough that will be used in 1 week..

    saltwater the same but if NSW i would use immediatley after collection or allow it to stand in the dark for a week and then use..

    RO mixed with Salt mix i would handle in a simular fashion but i cannot comment accuratley on this as i do not use it..
     
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    I know some guys who mix up RO and salt and keep it for a month. They mix large amounts to use for the regular water changes for the month. Cant say if this is right or not but I dont see how salt water could get affected?
     
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    I collect from 2oceans aquarium once a month and do regular water changes. Everyting in my tank is happy.
     
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    I fully agree with Leslie :thumbup:

    Hennie
     
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    What would happen if the mixed water is kept in a closed dark container for 5 months?
     
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