Join Date: May 2005
Location: Houghton, MI/Sheboygan, WI
When I lived in Palm Coast, Florida, I collected water from the Ponce Inlet. This water I collected was not to fill the tank, rather to collect any traces of plankton, which were good for my corals. I don't think I saw a noticeable difference. Collecting NSW (Natural Sea Water) also helped to stabilize my water parameters. I only collected it a few times as I (formerly a Michigan resident) had watched Jaws one too many times and was a bit nervous wading out in the surf alone.
Not being a freshwater guy, I had wondered if collect Lake water was beneficial. It sounds like the safer bet is tap water. I received my bulkhead today and will plug the hole in the back of the tank once used for saltwater (overflow leading into the sump). Once the hole is plugged, I plan to start filling the tank with tap water.
Then I will have more questions and look for answers here!!
AGA 40g Breeder, Ehiem 2233; 4 x 65w PC's; Co2 run during daytime; 100% Flourite substrate; about a dozen different tetra's.