NSW...a question

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I am off today to collect NSW for my tank. I was told by someone that it is best to leave this NSW for a week or 2 in a bucket with an air stone so it can basically cycle before putting it into my tank. Is this information correct? If so what would happen if i used some of that water today for a 10% water change?
 
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you don't need to, some people do that to kill off some of the stuff that comes with that water. i just put it in as i get it. just make sure you are collecting at the right time in terms of tide and wind direction. also heat the water to the same temperature as your tank before you do the water change
 

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personally i feel it should be used the same day as i am collecting the water to dilute toxins in my system and refresh my water by introducing life for the coral to feed off of.. i allow it to stand a few hours for sediment to settle prior to the water change.. other than that it is supposed to be stored in a dark place /container and used after 2 weeks..
 
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Got the NSW yesterday, used some of it about 2 hours later for a water change. Still got another 20 odd litres in 5L water containers in my garage will this be ok? with regard to light and containment.
 
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Hope u covering the containers and airating them. U dont want evaporation to occur
 
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ya bottles are closed, but not airating. Should i maybe place all water in a single large bucket and place an airstone inside it? or could i later airate the water before use?
 

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ya bottles are closed, but not airating. Should i maybe place all water in a single large bucket and place an airstone inside it? or could i later airate the water before use?
I have all my water in a big container with a heater and a powerhead inside. It always circulates the water keeping temp constant ready to be used in an emergency should there be one (hope not :p)
 

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