The Challenges of Collecting Natural Sea Water for Your Marine Aquarium

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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Saltwater Smarts is a unique online resource created by long-time aquarists Chris Aldrich and Jeff Kurtz to inspire and entertain a new generation of marine aquarium hobbyists while helping them acquire the reliable, authoritative knowledge base they need to succeed with a saltwater system. By clarifying key concepts, techniques, and terminology, as well as sharing expert insights from fellow enthusiasts and industry professionals, Chris and Jeff hope to promote a more accessible, sustainable, and enjoyable marine aquarium hobby. Read more about our mission and the contributors who are part of our team.
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