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Old 01-23-2014, 10:39 AM   #11
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You will still probably need a chiller. I doubt the wAter gets above room temperature over there. Also I'd look into regulations on collecting from the wild. While you may or may not need a license to fish, you may need one to collect certain species.

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Biotopes like this aren't very common, but can be really cool. They normally require a huge amount of research to find things that will do well in the size of tank you have and if you are trying to do FOWLR or 'reef'-style.
The regulations around you will also be important, as bribo stated, since it is illegal in many areas to just go and start grabbing stuff from the beach and ocean. It depends on where you are on what is ok and what isn't. In Hawaii, the fines are pretty hefty and can even include jail time if I remember correctly. So please look into this before starting the project.
Here is a quick link to one of the early biotope tanks I read about. Real quick read and might give you some ideas.
Jacob Dixon’s Puget Sound biotope is a cool as it is awesome

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Thanks for the advice guys. Ill ask the relevant people to see what I can grab and what I can't and keep posted here. If all goes well pictures aswell
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Old 01-23-2014, 11:31 AM   #14
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I would make your own water, but other than that think it sounds like a cool idea
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Old 01-23-2014, 11:35 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by daveness123 View Post
Any idea on the kind of rock I would be looking for? Would the uk have an equivalent of live rock and would it need to cycle?

Thanks for the replies by the way I take it your from the uk mullet?

No S. Fla the other side of the pond. Are water is a little warmer.

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