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Old 06-28-2005, 02:32 AM   #1
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Using real salt water

I live at Orange Beach Al. and have been using saltwater from the Gulf to do water change outs. So far things are going ok. Any thoughts on this good or bad?
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Why so?

I use it, all of my friends who have established tanks (ranging from 1-4 years) use it and my lfs even said it is better.

Nothing in my water seems out of the ordinary though i have no fish.
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The possibility of getting contaminated water, disease or any other undesired chemical, virus, bacteria etc...
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You're running a HUGE risk of involuntarily introducing something harmful into your tank...Contaminants, harmful bacteria, algae blooms etc.
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By using NSW you're running the great risk of adding just what your animals need to thrive. I think it is a better alternative than ASW (who's better than Mother Nature at making what our tanks need?!). The recommendations I've seen suggest getting it during the rise in tide and never after a rain. Good luck an enjoy!
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Old 06-28-2005, 05:18 PM   #7
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Either that or take a boat a few miles out?
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After I started using the NAS the coralline started growing all over the LR, corals, mushrooms and fish doing better than ever. I always get the NSW at a beach in state park were the water is great, few people there if any when I go. the water Chem. sg ALK are all good.
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