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Old 10/01/2018, 07:33 AM   #24
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Originally Posted by Crusty Old Shellback View Post
The local university here has a large marine research facility. They actually bring in the water from about a mile off shore in a pipe line. That feeds into a large rock/sand filters and then into a 25,000 dark storage tank. They have lines plumbed all around the campus to feed their projects. They also have a water spout that the public can have access to. I have a 250G water container that I would drive up there and fill up using a garden hose. About a 75 mile round trip to get 250 G of filtered NSW.

Most times, I'd do a 50% water change when I got home so didn't have to store much water. Fish and corals were fine even though there was a temp swing of 10 degrees or more.
Wow! And you can get the saltwater for free?! That is incredible. That would be a huge cost savings for people in your area with large tanks. Certainly worth the drive! Nice tank too!

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