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Old 01-23-2014, 07:06 AM   #1
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Native tank

Hey all. I was just wondering would it be possible to run a native tank.

I live in the uk and live 10 mins walk to the beach. Just wondered if it would be as simple as going down the beach and grabbing some rocks sand and water then setting up a tank. I ask because I have a spare tank and love our local sealife would be nice to have it indoors plus water changes would be easier because I can run to the beach and grab a bucket full of water.

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Yes it's possible but up there you'd probably need a chiller to keep your water cold.
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Wouldn't room temperature be ok? It would be like summer all year round then.
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You sure can, just get the water when it's high tide and clean.i have one and I avoid getting water when we have heavy rain runoff or high seas, you know your area and when it's best.good luck
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Our water round here is quite muddy is there anything I could do do make it clear?
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Filtration in your tank should remove the particles. Just the pollution in the water could be a problem in a closed system. But if your using local fish in the area it should work. Just check the laws for your area don't want to see you get fined for removing stuff here you need a fishing license. Won't know if you don't try.
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I don't think you keep your house at 16C do you?
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I might fill the spare tank and see what temperature it stays at after a week. I've been see fishing many times and haven't been told I need a fishing licence so I assumed you never needed one.

I'm in Hastings and there plenty of rock pools to get my inverts from
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Yeah tidal pools hold some cool life
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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?
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