real caribbean saltwater in tank???
I have just started keeping saltwater fish a year ago, and i absolutley love it. I started with a 165 gallon tank, but I want to move up to something more substantial. Here is my thought: I live in Antigua, in the caribbean. If I build my new home right on the ocean, can I suck up the actual ocean water and use it for a 2,000 to 4,000 gallon aquarium. I think that if I have a neverending supply of water, pump it in and then have a dicharge that goes right back into the ocean, I should be exempt from protein skimmers, chillers, etc. It would be natural ocean water, which would always have the correct pH, salinity, nitrates, etc.
Would I need to filter the water on the way in? Are there any problems that I might be in for with this idea?? Any assistance I could get with this would be greatly appreciated.