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Old 07-27-2011, 03:36 PM   #1
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How long is iodophoe good for once mixed to appropriate levels?

I usually fill up a little spray bottle I use to sanitize my bucket alongside my larger filled bucket I dump all of my equipment into.

I was just curious if I could have the spray bottle sit around filled with iodophor or if it goes "bad".

I hate having to mix a new sanitizing solution everytime I want to take a gravity reading, etc.


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I've had it sealed in a spray bottle with distilled water last a few weeks, it loses it's straw color when it looses it's effectiveness. (So I make it a little stronger) But anything open I just make fresh.
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I've had it sealed in a spray bottle with distilled water last a few weeks, it loses it's straw color when it looses it's effectiveness. (So I make it a little stronger) But anything open I just make fresh.
Thanks Revvy, that makes sense. It just has started to become a real pain, but I guess I could scale down the ratio to make much smaller batches.
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