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Old 10-27-2004, 04:03 PM   #1
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I live about 30ft from the Ocean in the Bahamas. I am looking at pumping water from the ocean in to my tank. The water has no polution, in fact the fish I will be keeping will be caught from where the pipe inlet will be!!!

What I need to know is what flowrate I should use, and also what filtration I should use to make sure the water is actually clear!!!

Also is there an increased risk of getting an overgrowth of Algae with this method? Should I run the water through UV to kill everything? Ideally I want to keep the plankton etc. so I can support invertibrates.


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Wow, I don't know how to answer your questions- but welcome to AA and what a good idea!
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