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Old 09-23-2011, 03:36 PM   #1
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Salt with cichlids

In the tank are yellow labs, blue frier and a red tailed shark, do any of u even add salt to ur cichlid tanks ?? If so how much ?? Thanks
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Or ever lol whoops
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Old 09-23-2011, 04:56 PM   #3
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I use the API salt once a week in my tanks. I use like a half handful. Depends on ur tank size.
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aquarium salt is completely unnecessary in any tank. it serves a purpose as a cure for some diseases, but IMO should not be used on a regular basis.
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Conflicting options argh lol can anybody else comment ??
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Old 09-23-2011, 05:50 PM   #6
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aquarium salt is completely unnecessary in any tank. it serves a purpose as a cure for some diseases, but IMO should not be used on a regular basis.
True. But my LFS guy told us to do it just to keep the sand bed cleaner. Idk that's just what I have followed since.
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Or opinions lol head up backside tnite sorry
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Your LFS guy lied to you. Salt, in no way, is going to keep your tank clean. PWC's and gravel vacs will. There's absolutely no logic to that IMO. I've never once added salt to my tanks except for treating a disease. Never will either. There are actually many people who will say that using salt regularly has negative side effects on the fish... like kidney failure... and can cause some strains of ich to become immune to salt.
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Boost you KH aroud 120 it will stock your ph beween 7.8 to 8.2

For their Pleasure and coloration boost GH between 120-180 or even more.

Their is multiple product to do it but that is your choice there!
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You want to add salt to make it brackish for your bbg, correct?
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