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Old 05-28-2011, 10:20 PM   #1
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Water question

Ok so If I were to start an aquarium with locally caught fish and where to get water from the area would I be able to do that? Or is there any problem with that
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Water from the area as in water from the ocean?
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I had that idea and I was told NO.
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Basically, you are most likely getting the fish from the ocean fairly inland, correct? There are a lot of pollutants close to the beach. but if you can go miles out to get the water you're good.
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Ah ok just an idea. Would collecting the fish from fairly close to the beach be ok though
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Ah ok just an idea. Would collecting the fish from fairly close to the beach be ok though
I was also told no because there will be parasites, leaches, etc.

I guess it's possible though.
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The nearer the shore you collect, the higher your chances are of something nasty getting in your tank. If you were really set on collecting it would have to be done quite a ways off shore
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Also be aware of "local laws" as some fish can not be collected or they have to be a certain size.
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No collecting water from the beach is not a good idea, you need to go out quite a distance to get clean ocean water.
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