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Old 02-21-2007, 09:03 PM   #1
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I was just wondering if u can use salt water from the ocean to fill a salt water tank. I don't have one right now but am really considering gettin one in the future and was just curious if this would work at all?
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Alot of times you have to worry about pollution and parasites when you get water straight from the ocean.
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I live at the beach and there is a school marine science building that filters NSW but I did not have very good luck with it. I have heard that several people have no problems but IMO I value my little guys more than that! I have also heard about going offshore and getting water directly from the gulf stream but thats just a little to much work for me!!! HTH
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I agree, pollution would be a huge concern for me. It is not too expensive to premix your own SW. You can get a 160G bucket of salt for around $31.00.
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From what I've heard anything near shore will be too polluted to use.
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Just think of the beach as nature's protein skimmer. You don't want water or sand from the beach.
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Very good point Finatic...funny that is how I explained what a skimmer is and does to a friend of mine....."look at the foam and gunk on the beach".....LOL
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