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View Poll Results: How far in advance do you make your water?
I have a large barrel that i constantly keep mixed 17 23.29%
I make it at least 1 week to 1 month in advance 4 5.48%
I make it one day to one week in advance 45 61.64%
I buy my water from the LFS 9 12.33%
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Old 04-05-2012, 12:45 PM   #21
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I think a big factor to this discussion is what kind of salt do you use. I would love to be able to use or atleast try seachem salinity but because I like to mix my salt for about 12-36 hours, due to lifestyle, that salt mix will not work for me bc it is best at around a 3 hour mix, longer and it makes your tank cloudy.

I like reef crystals bc of the ease and I have setup my system to cater to the lower ca and alk comepareitively.

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i mix Salinity over night (8-16 hours) and have never had a problem with cloudiness..

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Old 04-05-2012, 12:48 PM   #22
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Cloudy Water

That is interesting. I see this behavior ... cloudy water!

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I think a big factor to this discussion is what kind of salt do you use. I would love to be able to use or atleast try seachem salinity but because I like to mix my salt for about 12-36 hours, due to lifestyle, that salt mix will not work for me bc it is best at around a 3 hour mix, longer and it makes your tank cloudy.

I like reef crystals bc of the ease and I have setup my system to cater to the lower ca and alk comepareitively.

Just a thought...

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Old 04-05-2012, 3:44 PM   #23
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Weeks / Months....

I always keep 28 gallons made up. I used 15 of it each weekend and add salt and RODI water to keep it full. An hour or so before the water change I check and adjust the salinity level if needed.

I do keep a power head in the container and have done this for well over two years with no problem. (What's the difference if the water is in a storage container or in your tank?)
Pretty much what I do exactly.
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I keep about 50 gal on hand at all times in a large 55 gal barral (food grade). I put a small pump to circulate the water constantly and added a mag3 to really stir things up every night at midnight for about 10-15 min (on timer). I also have a heater set to 76.
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I think a big factor to this discussion is what kind of salt do you use. I would love to be able to use or atleast try seachem salinity but because I like to mix my salt for about 12-36 hours, due to lifestyle, that salt mix will not work for me bc it is best at around a 3 hour mix, longer and it makes your tank cloudy.

I like reef crystals bc of the ease and I have setup my system to cater to the lower ca and alk comepareitively.

Just a thought...
I have been useing Seachem Salinity since relase date. Only having a 40g tank (for now) i have only gone through 3 of the big buckets.

I have a rubbermaid 32g trash can that I use to hold my saltwater in. It constantly stays mixed up and I have never had a problem with doing it this way.

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