Sea Water

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  1. riyadh

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    I am finally ready to add water to my sons tank. I have however been contemplating collecting water from the sea.
    What are the impications that I will face in doing this?

    I read somthing on here about algae blooms but cant find the topic.
     
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  3. MistaOrange

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    You can get a membership at the two oceans aquarium & collect water there if you want.
     
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    Hi Riyadh

    If you can collect away from a busy / polluted beach then there are no major issues if this is a new tank it will still cycle so dont add water and fish the same time.

    I use NSW for water changes at least 6 times a year on my tank and i collect in the Kariga river from a jetty so my feet stay dry as I collect on my way home to bloem.

    I have had no issues using NSW but i am sure others may not agree.
     
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    Cool, I have a place or two in mind to collect NSW. The reason I am considering it is because it still needs to be cycled.
     
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    May I ask where?
     
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    I used to use NSW on my previous tanks years back with no problems, corals were healthy and growing, never ever any fish diseases ie. white spot etc. Found the best time to collect is after a South Easter then the water is crystal clear. I will be using NSW in my new system.
     
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    Nothing wrong with NSW....the only thing we at the cost use... I just add a piece of filter wool to my pipe before I siphon the new water into the tank....as sometime you find little macro algae bits floeting int the water....
     
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    Also depends on where you collect your NSW, I would avoid blouburg where Seli1 is sitting as you don't want the rust that's coming off it in your tank there may be other crap coming from there too.
     
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    riyadh

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    I like the prefilter idea! :thumbup:
    Was thinking of Scarborough side, One get get a decent distance into the the water on flat rocks.
     
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    I like that idea but it's way too far for me so I'd rather mix my saltwater;)
     

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