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Old 04/13/2015, 02:41 PM   #851
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Thanks for your service in law enforcement. I have the utmost respect for most LEO's. My wife's uncle is a retired LEO in Northern Calif. Being retired military and having did a stint in law enforcement while in the Navy, it is not a career path I would choose, but one I do regard right up there with our fellow military service members.

I had no issues with the officers other than the attitude of her back up and supervisor when they showed up. I guess with the recent shooting in that area, they are still a bit "gun shy" if you will. It also goes to show how out dated their information is. The 9mm they said was registered to me I had sold over 10 years ago, going to the local gun shop and filing the required paperwork to transfer ownership.

I was up there on Friday morning and had no issues. Only saw some of the students riding their bikes to class as I filled up.


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Old 04/17/2015, 03:26 PM   #852
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wish I had seen this thread awhile ago.


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Old 05/22/2015, 11:47 AM   #853
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A friend just told me about the recent oil spill that happened. I really wonder how this will affect our trip to pick up water. Anyone know how can we get some insight on this?


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Old 05/22/2015, 01:36 PM   #854
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I'm located in SB and I would highly recommend you wait. They've expanded the no fishing zone to a 12 mile radius of the spill. That definitely covers the area where the water intake is located. The beaches are all closed in that area and there is considerable marine life, lobsters and other bottom dwelling animals, that are washing up dead.

So far oil retrieval is by surface pumping but at any time they may begin using dispersants if deemed necessary.

It will likely be a week or more before things change.


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Old 05/22/2015, 06:29 PM   #855
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Thanks Reefvet for the information. I know it might take a while before we can see some improvement but it really sucks to hear this happening. Hopefully no one is hurting for a water run for the next month.

Do keep us posted if you hear more.


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Old 05/22/2015, 06:30 PM   #856
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I was actually planning on going in the next week or 2 guess i will have to wait


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Old 05/22/2015, 11:23 PM   #857
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Do keep us posted if you hear more.
Will do.

The L.A. Times has a pretty extensive photo essay. Here's one of their photos that pretty much says it all.

The sea life at the bottom is dying. Not a time to collect water for your reef tank.


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Old 05/22/2015, 11:42 PM   #858
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http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-s...togallery.html


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Old 05/23/2015, 05:50 PM   #859
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man this is terrible. Everything is suffocating down there.


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Old 05/27/2015, 11:23 PM   #860
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A friend and I have both done water changes in the last 24 hours and the UCSB water is fine.

Thank the currents that took the oil out to sea and never pushed it past Coal Oil Point reserve. That's about a mile away from the water intake for UCSB.


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Old 05/31/2015, 06:20 PM   #861
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A friend and I have both done water changes in the last 24 hours and the UCSB water is fine.

Thank the currents that took the oil out to sea and never pushed it past Coal Oil Point reserve. That's about a mile away from the water intake for UCSB.
Good stuff. I'll keep my eyes and ears open since I won't need to go for another two months.


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Old 06/18/2015, 01:54 PM   #862
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calcium levels

I just started using the UCSB water and noticed that the calcium level was at about 320. Is this normal? I noticed this before the spill happened so that wasn't factor.


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Old 11/16/2015, 12:10 PM   #863
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Planning to go up to get water tomorrow morning. Does it get busy during the weekdays in the mornings? Not the faucet itself but the area where the faucet is in general. Hoping to be up there around 10 or so.

I've only ever gone on the weekend before.


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Old 10/09/2016, 09:03 PM   #864
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Is this water (or scripps) still available


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Old 10/18/2016, 12:33 AM   #865
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Still available, don't forget a hose.


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Old 11/04/2016, 12:15 PM   #866
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getting water!



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Old 11/12/2016, 09:24 AM   #867
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So is this clean ocean water? Where can I find details about this?

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Old 11/12/2016, 09:29 AM   #868
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So is this clean ocean water? Where can I find details about this?

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More details on the first page of this thread. It is taken from far out in the ocean and filtered. A lot of people, including myself, have been using this for years successfully.


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Old 04/28/2017, 12:15 AM   #870
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Is this still open to the public?


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Old 04/28/2017, 12:46 AM   #871
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I filled up a month or so ago. Should be available.


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Old 04/28/2017, 11:19 AM   #872
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+1 on it should be. Be sure to take a water hose with you.


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Old 05/01/2018, 11:08 AM   #873
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May be old news but since i did the searching and found the info myself I thought I'd share it. For scripps:

Seawater Tap
The seawater tap at the Keck building (8861 Shellback Way, La Jolla, CA 92037) is open to the public 24 hours a day. The salt water collected at Scripps Pier and circulated throughout campus is sent through sand filters to remove the larger particles. This is the same seawater that our aquarists use at the Birch Aquarium at Scripps and is often used to fill private saltwater aquariums


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Old 12/25/2018, 01:31 PM   #874
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Merry Christmas, I got my water yesterday. they have hose there now. fishy_mcfish post a picture made the faucet super easy to find.


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Old 01/29/2019, 12:35 PM   #875
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Merry Christmas, I got my water yesterday. they have hose there now. fishy_mcfish post a picture made the faucet super easy to find.
Good to hear...I would be a little careful, I filled up there around christmas too and the water was a little high in phosphates for me, about .080 ppm. I also got some weird algae bloom from it, may be coincidental though, but I don't think so.


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