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Old 04-09-2014, 08:42 AM   #1
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Does anyone add salt to your cichlid tanks?
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Old 04-09-2014, 11:41 AM   #2
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yes...aquarium salt...i do about 1/4 to 1/2 the recommended...
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Old 04-11-2014, 10:43 AM   #3
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Yes I do about 1/2 tbsp per 5 gallons


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Old 04-11-2014, 04:01 PM   #4
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I do as well, 1 cup per 50 gal
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Old 04-11-2014, 08:36 PM   #5
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I do not. It is not necessary unless treating the water for infections. I'm not saying not to do it or that it is bad...just that you shouldn't feel like you have to do it
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I used to when I was still adding stock, but now that everything is settled I tapered it out. Just one more expense/thing to worry about.
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Some cichlids prefer higher GH, so adding salt is good if your GH is low coming out of the tap. My tap GH is 6 or so and I buffer it to 15.
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