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Old 11-15-2004, 03:09 PM   #1
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I just purchased my tank and all the equipment and was wondering if I could use regular sea water instead of using tap water mixed with salt. What are the pluses and minuses for doing that, I live right on the beach so I get water for my changes as well. Thanks :>
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you can use NSW, but not from boston! There is a ton of pollution here in the harbor. If you have a boat, and can go out a few miles in a direction other than the way the pollution flows, then MAYBE. it's easier/cheaper IMO to use salt mix and RODI water.
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Plus, is hey it's.. kind of natural.

Minus, you can introduce all sorts of yucky stuff into your tank.
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Welcome Marlboro!

Can't help with that question, but let us know anyway what size tank and about planned inhabitants. Massachussetts beach water? Hmmm.....

Done your reading? Plans for a QT?

Good luck and hope to hear abuot your progress.
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Thanks for the replies Would it make my tank cycle faster or would it be the same as using salt mixed water ? thanks
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Old 11-15-2004, 03:30 PM   #6
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Austinsdad, Thanks! The tank is 75 gal, I am planning on doing a fowlr. I am leaning toward a Lionfish and a picasso, these would be the only two fish in there. I am new to the saltwater scene but I have a friend whos gonna help me out. And I know I ll get all the help I need from this forum
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I collect saltwater from the beach near my house, and have had no problems with it. All of my live rock is local, and one of my three fish is as well. Before you collect anything from local beaches however, check with the Division of Land and Natural Resources to see what is legal to take. I was able to do this online.
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IMO that would spell bad news. Not only the pollutants, but a decent chance a parasite could be introduced.
I would stick with salt mix.
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i was wondering is it ok to collect from shore in ct? TIA
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I second Shark you will end up with trouble.
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