I have been lucky enough to get a good deal on a 55 gallon "long" acrylic tank with some salt-water supplies. I'm still starting my research to get her set up in a month or two, but I thought I saw a mention of using water straight out of the ocean in an aquarium, does this really work?
I live near Santa Cruz on the California coast. Water quality is an issue near our many creek outlets for swimmers, especially now during rainy season. But supposing I waited for calm weather and kayaked a bit off shore to collect it, could I use water from the great green Pacific?
My only possible idea for stocking is a Valentini puffer, the one with black saddles. Also called Toby? Let me know if this is not an ideal choice.
Thanks for your thoughts