I've read a little about pros/cons of using seawater, and I'm still unclear. I'm not looking for the cookie-cutter response of "use RO
water with salt mix - it's a known factor." Anyone out there with some experience using seawater? Apart from the obvious "don't use polluted water", what other issues are there? I've read you should store it in dark trashcans to kill off parasites, but 1) this will kill off plankton and other microbes that might be a benefit to your tank, and 2) have people had parasite problems from seawater? - any evidence that LR
isn't a greater source of potential fish diseases?
Another big question is about using tropical vs temperate seawater in a tropical tank. I live in NE, so it would be temperate.
Thanks for your advice, Ryan
SeaClear System II wet/dry filter
4 Harlequin Rasbora
3 Clown Loach
2 Pearl Gourami (m/f)
2 Siamese Algae Eaters
Physa and Malaysian Trumpet snails