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Old 09-11-2010, 05:16 PM   #1
 
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Makeup water

I moved my SW tank today and some of the water removed ended up looking pretty filthy.... I have not reused this water yet and have mixed some new water to use. My question is this, is it ok to use water thats been mixed for only a few hours? Previously Ive always waiting at least 24-48 hours before using freshly mixed water.

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Old 09-11-2010, 09:41 PM   #2
 
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i have mixed mine for as little as 30 minutes with no ill effects .. though i do prefer to go 24 hours... but in a pinch do what you must and test for a day or two to make sure the salinity is good...
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Old 09-11-2010, 10:07 PM   #3
 
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Thanks bearwithfish, I did it before anyone replied but it was nice to have assurance. I figured it would be fine. I look forward to getting my tank back on track
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