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Old 05-27-2011, 07:27 PM   #1
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Question Can i use Water From The beach?

Well i Want to know If i can get waer from the beach? because its basically the same water dont you think? and i dont waste money, sinse i live 3 blocks away from the beach, can i use beach water? instead of buying the water from LFS?
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Old 05-27-2011, 07:34 PM   #3
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alrite so i quess ill do water changes with the water from beach
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Just be sure to collect it away from freshwater river and stream run-off areas, especially if they are near chemical plants, factories, and animal or agricultural farms where the water may contain toxins, or when fuels are present in places such as around boat docks and high traffic harbors.
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You should go several yards out into the ocean to get good water. Water on the shore isn't usually very good quality.
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the shore acts as a protein Skimmer for the ocean in order to safely use ocean water youd have to go far out
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Don't use water collected from the beach... You'll need to use a boat and go 10 or 15 minutes out into the water to get good water. And then you'll need to lug those heavy jugs from your boat to your tank. And make sure you have a good protein skimmer. But if the work is worth it to you and you have a boat to get away from shore pollution, I've heard wonderful results from NSW. You can't beat mother nature.
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Don't use water collected from the beach... You'll need to use a boat and go 10 or 15 minutes out into the water to get good water. And then you'll need to lug those heavy jugs from your boat to your tank. And make sure you have a good protein skimmer. But if the work is worth it to you and you have a boat to get away from shore pollution, I've heard wonderful results from NSW. You can't beat mother nature.
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Absolutely not recommended. As mentioned above, the beach is where the ocean's waste ends up. Waves are a natural skimmer for the ocean, the white tips you see, same thing as the bubbles in your home aquarium. You should never introduce something to your system that you can't test for, and the ocean can contain several parasites detrimental to your system. Obviously you can do whatever you want, but I would strongly recommend that you do anything other then this, you would be better off using tap water if you have an issue paying for RODI water.
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