Jun 13, 2020 at 4:18 pm #3652831lisa rBPL Member
I’m repackaging my AM drops and have one clear bottle and one black bottle. Which part is the one that needs to be kept out of the light? Thanks!Jun 13, 2020 at 6:41 pm #3652863Ken ThompsonBPL Member
@hereLocale: Right there
Normally isn’t it two white bottles for parts a and b with the small black bottle for the days premix which is kept out of the sun?Jun 14, 2020 at 10:42 am #3652935SIMULACRABPL Member
@simulacraLocale: Puget Sound
I just repackaged mine into two opaque white bottles. Dutchware and Litesmith offer them.
instructions state: Contact with extreme heat or extended direct sunlight will reduce the effectiveness of Auqamira Water Treatment.
You probably keep it inside of a bag inside of your backpack right? I think your fine.Jun 15, 2020 at 11:48 pm #3653259lisa rBPL Member
To answer my own question…I just found that Litesmith (where I purchased my teeny bottles from) states that Part A and the mix of Part A and B need to be kept away from light.Jun 16, 2020 at 1:19 am #3653265David ThomasBPL Member
@davidinkenaiLocale: North Woods. Far North.
Over the years, I’ve snagged several brown plastic Nalgene bottle in 1/2-, 1- and 2-ounce sizes. It surprises me how much they cost in lots of 48/50 (about $4-5 each). Perhaps I haven’t found the right outlet yet.
Brown HDPE is used to minimize UV degradation of the chemicals inside. That’s what any hydrogen peroxide comes in nowadays and while those are nice, sturdy, cheap UV-blocking HDPE containers, they are far too large for us to transport reagents in.
Jun 16, 2020 at 3:43 am #3653268James MarcoBPL Member
@jamesdmarcoLocale: Finger Lakes
Well, Chlorine Dioxide is a lot more unstable than Phosphoric Acid. I would put the Chlorine into the darkest or most opaque container I have. Both will eventually degrade, though. When packing, it normally goes into my ditty bag or my hip belt pockets. This would put them into the dark inside the pack so it isn’t a big concern. It is also heat sensitive, avoid putting it in your pocket (don’t ask how I found out) or in warm/heated areas such as the top of your pack.Jun 16, 2020 at 5:56 am #3653274Ken LarsonBPL Member
@kenlarsonLocale: Western Michigan
Cylinder & Boston Round Bottles with Dropper Caps – White, Black, Natural (Many sizes)Jun 16, 2020 at 8:42 am #3653295KyleBPL Member
@kenlarson – great link! thank you for the resource. now i just have to order enough plastic products to make the $17 shipping worth it =P i’m thinking some dropper bottles, jars, flip-top bottles, food bags, and….? anything else you would suggest from their site?Jun 16, 2020 at 9:11 pm #3653419Randy MartinBPL Member
I would add that on multiple occasions I have had the Aqua Mira bottles leak. Make sure you are confident in the seal of the bottle.Jun 17, 2020 at 2:18 pm #3653550David KBPL Member
I use three small black dropper bottles from LiteSmith. Part A has a blue band, Part B has a yellow band, the mix is a smaller bottle with a green band. Green is good to go!
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