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Old 08-21-2012, 05:27 PM   #1
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How should aquarium salt be added to tank
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Old 08-21-2012, 05:44 PM   #2
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Instructions on the container, Honestly most people only use it to kill off ick and whatnot
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Old 08-21-2012, 08:26 PM   #3
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How should aquarium salt be added to tank
The easiest ways I've found to add salt to the water is to dissolve it into the water I would add after water changes or by placing it into a HOB filter so that it gets distributed throughout the tank as it dissolves. The amount of course is dependant on the type of fish you are using it on. Some do better in higher concentrations than others. As previously mentioned, use the instructions on the container as a starting guide

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Whenever I used salt in the past I would drill out holes in a Tupperware, fill it with the needed amount of salt, and let it dissolve in the tank.
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Whenever I used salt in the past I would drill out holes in a Tupperware, fill it with the needed amount of salt, and let it dissolve in the tank.
I bet your wife loved that!
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Sounds like a good idea I was asking because I heard salt helps fish with recovery and I have a few fish with damaged fins
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I bet your wife loved that!
Lol. That would mean she cooks and cleans up the kitchen. Yeah, nope.
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Sounds like a good idea I was asking because I heard salt helps fish with recovery and I have a few fish with damaged fins
You'll find a lot of information on the Internet and LFS about adding salt to your aquarium, but I wouldn't add it for anything besides treating a parasite like Ich.

The fins will heal on their own. I've seen huge missing chunks of fins and monster gashes healed in less than a week.

I've learned to keep it simple and don't add anything you don't need.
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You'll find a lot of information on the Internet and LFS about adding salt to your aquarium, but I wouldn't add it for anything besides treating a parasite like Ich.

The fins will heal on their own. I've seen huge missing chunks of fins and monster gashes healed in less than a week.

I've learned to keep it simple and don't add anything you don't need.
Yea I'm starting to notice some healing on my red zebra, my bumblebee is dam near missing a whole side fin its just a nub was just looking for a process to speed it up is all but thanks for the info
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Sounds like a good idea I was asking because I heard salt helps fish with recovery and I have a few fish with damaged fins
No need to bother ... Though the right smount of salt can't hurt ... PWC's will help fins heal faster than anything else. Save it for treating a stubborn case of ick, or other illness.
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