marine lobster tank

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nick123

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i just picked up a marine lobster tank for $100. its fully functional. does anyone know the exact requirements as far as salt and temperature? also what types of fish can live in the same conditions? i may start with just fish then possibly the lobster. is liike to set it up like a regular tank would be. or will the lobster tear everything apart? thank you
 

TL1000RSquid

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What type of marine lobster? Maine type lobsters would require a coldwater setup and likely tear apart any fish, some lobsters live in the tropics and would probably be ok with larger fish.
 

nick123

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what about the ones they have at red lobster? it has the chiller i can lower the temp if needed
 

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what types of fish live in the same water temp as the coldwater lobsters? i dont have to have a lobster, but i might as well use the chiller since i have it
 

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How many gallons is the tank? Red Lobster lobsters are collected in the northern atlantic they're American Lobster or Homarus Americanus. Don't know much about coldwater fish, I've seen a few a really cool coldwater corals and nem's though.
 

SubRosa

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One very important consideration when you fill the system. Get a good quality temperature corrected refractometer or better yet a conductivity meter, not a hydrometer. A hydrometer doesn't measure salt directly, but rather it measures the relaive density of the sample. The temperatures at which you will be keeping a cold water marine tank (55-65 F) are far outside the temperature range that hobby hydrometers are calibrated for. At the lower temps water is much denser and it screws up the readings on a standard swing arm hydrometer royally.
 

SubRosa

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what types of fish live in the same water temp as the coldwater lobsters? i dont have to have a lobster, but i might as well use the chiller since i have it
You know it will cost as much to run a chiller as an air conditioner? Hint, hint.
 
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