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Hi- I am a student teacher in the Seattle area. As a hobby, I scuba dive in the icy waters of Puget Sound. I would love to set up a cold water aquarium for some of my "finds" but do not have the funds to go the traditional route (i.e. buy a commercial cooler from a supply house). Based on reactions from my students after beach walks (High School Sophomores), having a collection of "local" inverts in the class would be a great learning tool. I've lost a great deal of sleep trying to figure out a solution for this problem. Any help/suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!

Buy an old used refrigerator...either use the cooling coils dire directly or run the aquarium water through the fridge to cool it...

--- Jade

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