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post #1 of 3 Old 09-11-2010, 06:16 PM Thread Starter
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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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post #2 of 3 Old 09-11-2010, 10:41 PM
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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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post #3 of 3 Old 09-11-2010, 11:07 PM Thread Starter
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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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[29G Reef]
2 False Percula Clownfish
1 Banggai Cardinalfish
1 Pink-Spotted Watchman Goby
1 Blood Red Fire Shrimp
1 Emerald Crab
10 Astrea Snails
10 Nassarius Snails

Flower Leather
Neon Green Capnella
Green Star Polyps
3 Mushrooms - Red/Blue/Green Stripe
4 Florida Ricordia
Candy Apple Zoanthids
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