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Ocean Water??

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Old 08-25-2012, 06:45 PM   #1
 
Ocean Water??

My LFS sells something they call "live water." I asked what it was and it's basically just water they collect directly from the ocean. They sell it for $0.50 a gallon. This seems like it could either be really good for a tank or possibly really bad. Could there be pathogens in this water? Or things that could cause harm to fish/corals/inverts? What are you guys' thoughts on "live water?"
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Old 08-25-2012, 07:04 PM   #2
 
As long as the water was not taken from right off shore, then its safe to use.
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Old 08-25-2012, 07:16 PM   #3
 
This is a stupid question.. but are the water paramaters the same all over the ocean? Like will I have to worry about pH or nitrates or something being off?
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Old 08-25-2012, 07:51 PM   #4
 
Would this water be better than mixing my own with Instant Ocean?
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Old 08-25-2012, 08:27 PM   #5
 
Not alot of difference anymore, because of todays technology.
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Old 08-25-2012, 08:58 PM   #6
 
Oh ok cool. Then for ease of use I will probably use the ocean water, also, it would be cool to know that I have a part of Florida's ocean in my home :)
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