Hey, I grew up on staten island and would have no problem helping. Wish any of the schools on the island had a tank back in the day maybe I would have stayed in there! Whatever you need let Pop Corals know and or call me directly anytime.
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Someone had mentioned maintaining some local harbor livestock, I maintained a 2000 gallon plus tank at the NY Harbor School(holds stripe bass, black fish, sea bass,sea robins, fluke and I occasionally have to fish out a south American cichlid that the staff just "had" to add. The school has a fishing class to stock the tank, now that's a school! These fish need cooler temps and much lower salinity and huge environments not recommended for a smaller budget, just my 2 cents on that note. Good Luck With Everything