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Old 05-19-2005, 11:19 AM   #11
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Mollies are not a FW species. They are BW.
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Old 05-19-2005, 11:23 AM   #12
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Mollies are not a FW species. They are BW.
Mollies can be FW, BW or even SW. That's why I specifically mentioned it could be argued for that family...but not others.
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Old 05-19-2005, 01:37 PM   #13
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Well it sounds good to me! If I don't need it then it will also eliminate a lot of the mess from the salt leeching out of the top of the tank. My LFS, yes I took their advice, dumb me , and they told me they use it in all of their tanks and that it was good for the fish to have salt in the water. So I added it at the recommended dose and kept it up for every water change. That's why I use so much.

Will quit adding it on the next water changes and that way it is slowly eliminated so the fish don't go through some major change and hate me.

What fish are considered truely brachish? I will start a new post so maybe others won't make the same mistake about following LFS store advice when dealing with true freshwater, true brachish and ones that can go either way.
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Old 05-19-2005, 07:51 PM   #14
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ok well
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I'd rather use salt then any chemicals
As soon as a disease shows up, i start treating the water with sea rock salt,
and within 1 to 2 days it's cleared up
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Old 05-20-2005, 02:38 PM   #15
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Well I can say this about using salt all the time, I have never had an outbreak of any diseases. I have a C. trilineatus that wounded his nose on my nasty epoxy gravel but never any diseases. Might be because of the salt, might not be. Will let everyone know after I start to remove the salt from the tank and don't add anymore.
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I do 50% weekly water changes & get the same results, for over 25 years.
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I also do 50% weekly water changes with the same results for over 6 years. I have lost a few fish, mainly tetras, but only after having them a few years.
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