Sea Water

tjohnson

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Is fresh sea water directly from the beach safe for water changes?

Since I keep a Bimac which is native, and was raised in CA. I was wondering if I can use water from the same beach which he was raised (at octopets) for my normal water changes, since it is free and readily available?
 

Nancy

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Most people who use seawater do filter it. Why don't you phone Octopets and see what how they process their seawater? Maybe it would be quite simple.

I also know of one research lab that takes a boat (proper term is research vessel, I guess) and goes out about 8 miles to make sure they're getting uncontaminated and uniform seawater. Others places simply pipe it in from where they sit on the coast.

Nancy
 

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