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  1. Steven Woodbridge

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    How long can i store salt water in a container for before it goes off? Was thinking of keeping water in my garage and doing a 20l water change every 2 or 3 days. Would this be ok?
     
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    I read somewhere that NSA (natural sea water) must be used within 3 hours of collecting, or should stand (with aeration) for 3 weeks and can then be kept for a couple of months (keep it circulating). Not 100% about this though, lets wait for somebody that does this to reply.
     
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    It is best to use sea water as soon as possible. But if not, let it stand for a few weeks without aeration and out of sunlight. This gives all the life in the water a chance to die and settle to the bottom. Then when you use it make sure you only take off the top clear part and leave (youll see sediment at the bottom of the container). There was a thread about this before that went into more detail.
     
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    All depends on if it is Natural Sea Water or Salt Water made up using synthetic salt, which one are you asking about?
     

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