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Thread: adnedarn's reef tank....build and progress

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    I kinda said the same thing... But they claimed it would make the startup go faster, I said whatever.
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    Lots of bs in my profession, sad to say..............
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    Live water is a very viable way to introduce many of the natural Flora and fauna found in the Ocean to a tank.
    Better to use it for the first year of a new reef tank, then you can easily switch to some commercial salt such as Instant ocean, Reef Crystals etc.
    By all means, purchase any book you can written by Julian Sprung and/or Charles Delbeek....money well spent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by boxofrain View Post
    Live water is a very viable way to introduce many of the natural Flora and fauna found in the Ocean to a tank.
    Better to use it for the first year of a new reef tank, then you can easily switch to some commercial salt such as Instant ocean, Reef Crystals etc.
    By all means, purchase any book you can written by Julian Sprung and/or Charles Delbeek....money well spent.
    I think you mean live rock.......
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    I do mean live water.....there are very many constituents in Ocean water that enable the "live rock" to flourish.
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    Please name some of these constituents. I've been keeping marine aquariums since the early 80s and maintaining them professionally since the early 90s, and this is news to me.
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    I am no chemist or biology professor....but if you examine a cup of synthetic marine water and a cup of collected sea water, you will find many things in the natural not found in the synthetic.
    Remember...this is simply my two cents.
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    I glanced at a couple different topics covering natural salt water, and they all seemed to agree that with the water just being stored, and not temperature kept, circulated, aerated all that... It's likely no better than synthetic water. I don't feel bad for using it... But it probably didn't provide me with any jump start. Oh well. :-p
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