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Old 01-21-2012, 10:52 PM   #1
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I live in Madras, OR. I would like to make a reef aquarium from tide pools. I somewhat know the rules of where I can go to find my "specimens". Now How do I get the right tank, cooler and filter. Also how do I keep the fish alive so I can put everything together when I get home? John

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Tide pool organisms might actually need the battering of waves. If nothing else, you're definitely going to want very strong alternating flow.
Tank - bigger is better. Get the biggest tank you can afford.
Cooler - never used one. Sorry.
Filter - I like the Berlin method personally. Lots of rock and sand. Protein skimmers are a must. Waves on the shore are nature's protein skimmer, so shoreline critters might tolerate dirtier water than reef, but better safe than sorry.
"How do I keep the fish alive" can you be a little more specific? Do you mean alive on the trip from beach to home? 5 gallon bucket with a tight lid and a careful driver. If it's a long drive, maybe a battery operate air pump.
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