leaving nsw overnight before wc

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  1. Charl_Stanhope

    Charl_Stanhope

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    hey guys

    is it ok to leave my nsw overnight and do the waterchange in morning. ive read or heard somewhere that there is like a 3 hour bracket or something. Also, What is the longest you can leave nsw before doing a waterchange, as I wouldnt mind collecting alot now in winter since it rains like half the time and the other half of the time the sea is rough, so for when i cant get clean water I have spare. i like doing two water changes per week so I wouldnt mind having some spare water.
     
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    If you cant use it straight away, rather collect and store for a few weeks before using. This will allow the die off to settle out. When you use it take the water out carefully so you dont get the detritus.
     
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    So i will collect a few liters that i will let stand for when i really need it and then i will just try and use fresh water all the time. so lets hope that the rain stays away untill ive collected my water tomorrow. thanks for the reply
     
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    Charl if you keep it away from direct light / sunlight and add a airstone / small pump for O2 exchange you can store it. I collect 200 L at a time and use this regime to no ill effect.
     
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    I collect 25 litres at a time but only use about seven litres every two weeks... I keep it in the garage with no air and then only suction the water from the top to avoid the die-off at the bottom and I have had no ill effects... Even had it tested after two weeks of standing and the difference was minimal...
     
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    ive used water like this with no ill effects, one time i collected and got busy so the water was standing in the garage for about 2 days before i used it, nothing wrong
     
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    Me too.
     
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