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Bacteria for Brackish

Discussion in 'Brackish' started by StubbsTheStubby, Jul 10, 2017.

  1. StubbsTheStubby

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    Just had a thought running around in my head and was wondering if anyone here might know:

    Basically, since brackish water is halfway between freshwater and marine, would it be better to use freshwater bacteria or saltwater bacteria? My train of thought for each is that the fact that there is salt in the water would make the water inhospitable for the freshwater bacteria but at the same time, there might now be enough salt for the marine bacteria to survive either.

    Any advice?
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    Are you talking about bacteria you would buy in a bottle? If so, either way it will likely die off. Bacteria can die with minute swings in parameters, of course, not all of it will die off and it will replace quickly. But I myself don't really trust bottled bacteria. I think the best would be to get the salinity to where you want it and then do a fishless cycle allowing the bacteria to build naturally.
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