I think the best way to think about it is that the terms are used to help guide readers on the intentions of the aquarium owner. If I'm having problems with my FOWLR
then people know i'm probably not tracking/testing for CA
, Iodine, Strontium and probably don't have high lighting. If I say i'm having Problems with my Reef then they may find it necessary to ask about those items above etc. Also, if I say i'm having issues with my FO
tank, then they can assume most of the filtration is through equipment and can steer their questions/guidance in that direction.