I live right on the Gulf and have access to clean salt water. Has anyone considered or built a system that would constantly exchange seawater with their tank? I have always done freshwater tanks but having the proximity to build a system that would pull water constantly intrigues me. The local bait shops do it, why can't I?
I've thought of this. I'm 18 and live in Michigan but I hope to live on the ocean someday and do that. Just have a 2 pumps or maybe even 1 with 1 line in and maybe an overflow or another pump going out. You wouldn't need to add any liquid supplements or anything. Temperature wouldn't matter of the gulf I don't think because in the wild, temp fluctuates. If you do this, I think your best bet would be to do a sort of Gulf biotope so the temp changes would be ok. Just my 2 cents
I would run it through a powerful UV and maybe purigen. How fast would the flow in be? If it's more of a drip system you wouldn't have to worry about the temperature of the water coming in. If the tank is of any decent size the heaters should take care of it.
its a serious question, they're still finding it out there...
Well, aha... but I meant it like "haha". I didn't realize you were serious, I just found the comment kinda funny. It's not supposed to be offensive or anything. Just the way you said it seemed like you were poking fun.
It's sad it happened. And its sad that it might be a valid concern.
I remember watching a documentary on one of the aquariums that uses natural seawater. Every few months they have to shoot a "pig" through the intake pipes to clear all the encrusted sealife that starts to grow in there before it gets completely clogged.