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Old 12-01-2016, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Calfronia
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I want ask can I use sea water ((Mediterranean sea )) in new saltwater aquarium ?? if ok , is there any condition to use sea water ??? like deep ,
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Old 12-01-2016, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
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You risk introducing parasites and other contaminants when you add natural seawater to a saltwater tank. Unless you're only going to be keeping saltwater fish native to the area, I'd play it safe and stick with artificial seawater.
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Old 12-01-2016, 05:00 PM
 
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You not only need to use artificial saltwater but have what are basically salt meters to make sure it stays at acceptable levels. The ocean is very different than a closed system tank where evaporation and regular water changes will affect the water chemistry regularly.

Saltwater fish are pretty sensitive to conditions.
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Old 12-02-2016, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Calfronia
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Thanks my friend, I know there is different between open sea and close community. But i think to take sea water from sea, far from beach and good deep and put it in aquarium and make all Equipments work to make bactria in filter and on surface things and after week or 10 Days add fish ((of course will make test to water before use it like salinity level, ph, ammonia, nitrite))
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Old 12-05-2016, 12:14 PM
 
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No. That's how fish die. You've got three no's. Don't be an animal killer, use safe water. If you've never had a salt tank before, please do your research. Go to a GOOD reputable fish store. Ask questions and listen to what is said. Salt water fish are completely different from fresh water, or better yet, pond fish.
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