Ok, Ill start by saying that I do not have a sw
tank, I hope to have one some day and I dont think you can ever start learning to far in advance.
While reading someones thread about using tap water to start there sw
tank, a thought occured to me. I do know enough about sw
to know that there is a different kind of nitrifying bacteria that cycles the tank than what cycles a fw
Speaking mainly of using tap for sw
, although I know it is best to use RO
water for most situations.
So, with that thought in mind, if you have nitrites or ammonia straight out of the tap, how do they get consumed since technically they are fw
, or are they considered sw
once you mix the salts in? Also, even if you don't have ammonia or nitrites in the tap, if you use water that has chlorine or chloramines in it, those get turned into ammonia, so how does this work in a marine system?