Changing a fresh tank into salt
I am going to set up a 10g tank for one clown fish. The tank had a betta in it until a few days ago. I have it running with no fish in it at the moment. No salt water added at this time. Is the beneficial bacteria that was in the fresh tank the same bacteria that will be in the salt tank?
I ask because I am not going to be setting up the salt tank until after vacation in a couple of months. I was thinking of just adding small amounts of food to the tank to keep ammonia in there and keep the bb alive until I am ready, but wondered if the bacteria in a salt tank is the same as a fresh. If not, then I might as well break the tank down and start from scratch later.
I may be going about this wrong, but when I was ready I was just going to start doing water changes with salt water until I got it where I wanted. If the bb was already in there from the fresh set up then I wouldn't need to do a full cycle, just make sure things were stable before adding the fish.
Silly question, but I need to know, do salt fish eat the same foods as fresh (same flakes, pellets, and frozen?).
I have wanted a clown fish for 3 years and I can see it on the horizon, I am so excited!