Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 07-18-2003, 10:36 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: D.C.
Posts: 582
Send a message via AIM to ConanTheLibraia Send a message via Yahoo to ConanTheLibraia
stuff to bring home

I'll be going to the beach this next week, and I was wondering if there was anything I could bring home from the beach for the 55 gallon I will be setting up immediatly after. It will be at fripp island, (right near hilton head SC.) If I brought home regular rock from the ocean, would this be live rock, would it be safe to put in my aquarium? We catch tons of fish and other cool stuff with a huge shrimp net we drag, is anything the catch safe to put in my tank? Is it a good idea to bring home sand from the

OH yea, anybody want a stingray or baby hammerhead shark let me know.
__________________

__________________
My fish will kick your fishes butt
ConanTheLibraia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2003, 10:44 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Champaign, IL
Posts: 2,725
What you have posted in this thread is what is wrong with salt IMO. I don't like the idea of taking fish out of their natural habitat and confineing them to a tank. The goldfish I keep probably havn't seen the wild for almost a thousand years. If only they could breed SW in captivity.
__________________

RogerMcAllen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2003, 10:51 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: D.C.
Posts: 582
Send a message via AIM to ConanTheLibraia Send a message via Yahoo to ConanTheLibraia
hhhhmmmm good point. Would just normal sand from the beach be alright for my aquarium?
__________________
My fish will kick your fishes butt
ConanTheLibraia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2003, 10:53 PM   #4
steve-s
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Quote:
Originally Posted by RogerMcAllen
If only they could breed SW in captivity.
I agree completely, but there are many that have (even if late) begun very successful breeding programs.

I personally wish more hobbiest would demand them.

Quote:
Originally Posted by ConanTheLibraian
I'll be going to the beach this next week, and I was wondering if there was anything I could bring home from the beach
Chances are that you will be violating several local and federal laws prohibiting this kind of "collecting". I would definately check that first.
If you are able to, I would still strongly suggest you reconsider.

Cheers
Steve
__________________
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2003, 10:58 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: D.C.
Posts: 582
Send a message via AIM to ConanTheLibraia Send a message via Yahoo to ConanTheLibraia
OK, it looks like its not a good idea for any livestock, but what about normal beach sand?
__________________
My fish will kick your fishes butt
ConanTheLibraia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2003, 11:08 PM   #6
AA Team Emeritus
 
reefrunner69's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Cedar Key, FL
Posts: 1,663
Quote:
OK, it looks like its not a good idea for any livestock, but what about normal beach sand?
Unless your collecting from off shore, it will be easier and much safer (read cheaper in the long run) to pick up a bag of southdown from HD.
__________________
Kevin

Visit Nature Coast Photography
reefrunner69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2003, 12:05 AM   #7
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Champaign, IL
Posts: 2,725
Safer as far as what? Polution, bad sand, or getting arrested?
RogerMcAllen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2003, 12:07 AM   #8
AA Team Emeritus
 
reefrunner69's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Cedar Key, FL
Posts: 1,663
Quote:
Safer as far as what? Polution, bad sand, or getting arrested?
Yes
__________________
Kevin

Visit Nature Coast Photography
reefrunner69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2003, 12:31 AM   #9
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 2,151
Quote:
Polution
Yes, SC is not a good place to get anything live. BTW baby sharks are cool, I catch them all the time but they get big
__________________
If you don't love what you do, you'd better find something else to love. Otherwise, you don't have a reason for living.
-Ray B.
d9hp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2003, 02:20 AM   #10
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Mankato MN
Posts: 863
Send a message via MSN to gooyferret Send a message via Yahoo to gooyferret
A shark would be Awesome!!!! Especially for a hugh aquarium. My fiance' wants to move down by flordia, and of course im all for that Closer to all the action, and cheaper prices compared to where i live. As far as taking sand and stuff from the ocean i would be careful. I do believe federal law prohibits that for the 48 states. (hawaii and alaska are exceptions i do believe) I have heard of people using the sand and the sorts from hawaii, very clear and clean water there with minimal pollution, i should take a vacation there Well good luck to ya!
__________________

__________________
" 'TAP TAP TAP'...Here fishy fishy fishy"
gooyferret is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Can I bring him home? gefilte Saltwater Reef Aquaria 7 09-01-2008 09:31 PM
how to bring PH down? Raker333 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 15 01-08-2006 05:21 PM
Should I bring home a scallop to my tank? Gatorfreak Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 3 05-31-2005 07:18 PM
Home Sweet Home! DIY Cave... Aquarian DIY Projects 26 03-30-2005 05:46 PM
eager to bring home the rest of my fish carpediem Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 3 03-27-2005 12:44 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:15 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.