Premixed SW, how long will it last?

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  1. Matt

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    How long will premixed salt water last in a container thats not exposed to sunlight?

    If i'm running a small nano that only requires maybe 5L changes weekly, can I purchase 20L per month and just use it as I need it?
     
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    Yes, that should be fine. I would just vigorously aerate the "new" water for a few minutes before using, as the bacteria in the mixed water would have used up all the oxygen by the time you want to use it.

    Hennie
     
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    In actual fact I think it was AC that said the longer it stands the better - standing that is with air/circulation.
     
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    Get yourself the smallest little pump or powerhead you can get. That will fit into the bottle opening. And hang it in there.

    Or maybe a airpump, as air water exchange inside the drum will be slow as no natural wind movement will happen over the water.
     
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    just make sure you do not get any significant evaporation from the drum, as this would raise the SG and could be a real dab thing when adding water to a nano......
     
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    Thanks guys! Anyone know the best place to buy say 10L drums in JHB??
     
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