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Old 12-02-2003, 11:31 AM   #11
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I knew some one would come up with an idea I would like Thanks, I'll try it and give results in the morning.

As for the salt, I was told to use aquarium salt by the lfs ( ) I at first had the marine salt, but switched to the Aquarium salt. Now I'm really confused Yes, at first I was adding it for medication reasons, then was told, ( lfs ) my fish like a brackish environment so I stuck with it.

Maybe I should just not do the salt thing at all.....What do you think?

Thanks for the input.
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Old 12-02-2003, 11:49 AM   #12
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There have been studies that fish do well in brackish conditions, even many freshwater fish (I saw this on the discovery channel at some point). But this is more likely do to the other things like buffers and minerals that marine salts contain. The feshwater salt they sell atthe pet store in simply iodine free table salt. If I were you I would stop adding it to my water changes. All of your listed fish can do fine in freshwater, even mollies.

That salt is a great thing to have, because unlike many medications it has no expirey date and you can always have it on hand. Is it hurting your fish? Probably not but that doesn't mean you should put it in there anyway.

Good luck with the snails.
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Thanks tkos, Suggestion taken. It's one less thing I have to check as far as the water is concerned. And I can't wait to try out the lettuce trick. Some one ought to put together a book on the household remedies for dealing with various aquarium oddities.

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No problem. If lettuce doesn't work cucumber, zuchinni and celery are all other great choices.
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