Coldwater set up

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    Majorhairyback

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    Hi all,

    Does anyone have any experience of setting up and running a coldwater marine tank? Im looking to set up a tank mimicking to my local marine life (scotland).

    My plan was to run a large chiller hooked up to an external filter to pump the cooled water. Powerheads, skimmer and heater as usual (set to low temp).

    Has anyone tried this and run into any interesting problems?

    Matt
     
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    bjohanson1234 .........

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    I think the biggest problem will be keeping the water cold enough.

    Also, many fish stores focus more on the tropical areas and it might be hard to find fish to put in your tank.

    So you might then be collecting the fish yourself. If you do, I would check out your local laws to make sure you aren't violating anything.
     
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    +1 Bj, the hardest issue would be finding colder water species, although you may find some online, but not in your lfs. I'd love to see you set one up tho. Good luck.
     
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    I'm interesting is seeing what you put together. Keep posting updates
     
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