Sea water

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A very naive question but can you use UK sea water in a tropical marine aquarium? All the sites I’ve looked at which say yes are from USA.


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Are you thinking of collecting it yourself?

My LFS sells UK sea water but they buy it in from Dorset or somewhere as the water near me (Essex) is apparently too polluted - despite having blue flags.  Also they filter it with a sediment filter, carbon filter and then UV which to me seems to defeat the purpose a little bit?

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My LFS sells it for 40p per litre sourced from Devon, but I guess my query is if the beneficial bacteria/ plankton etc from a uk sea would survive in a tropical environment? That’s if it is not already killed off by the filtration process they would have used to remove pollutants.


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A very naive question but can you use UK sea water in a tropical marine aquarium? All the sites I’ve looked at which say yes are from USA.


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There are a couple of LFS that sell NSW up near me, I want to use it for a Native Biotope but have yet to set up or buy the equipment, where abouts are you based?

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In Suffolk but the water here is too polluted.


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