Collecting natural sea water for your aquarium can present a number of unique challengesGiven the ready availability—and relative affordability—of high-quality synthetic sea salt mixes, it’s not surprising that the vast majority of marine aquarium hobbyists today choose to use artificial sea water rather than collect the natural stuff from the ocean for their systems. But that doesn’t necessarily mean synthetic salt water is superior to its natural counterpart in all cases. Depending on a hobbyist’s circumstances, collecting water from the ocean can be a perfectly viable alternative. In fact, some hobbyists who use natural sea water in their tanks absolutely rave about the results they More: The Challenges of Collecting Natural Sea Water for Your Marine Aquarium
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