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Old 12-15-2004, 07:44 PM   #1
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Has anybody tried using rock salt (like the one we buy at supermarket) as mixture for saltwater tanks. Sorry about the dumb question...

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Old 12-16-2004, 10:15 AM   #2
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nope. Aquarium salt is made up of more than just salt...it has buffers in it that are specific to Aquariums that help created a stable environment.

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Old 12-19-2004, 10:29 PM   #3
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I use evaporated purified sodium chloride (water softener salt) that I mix with magnesium sulfate and calcium chloride for my brine shrimp raising operation.
About a year ago, I started using half of this mixture with half Instant Ocean salt, in my 3 fish only tanks. So far so good!
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salt, salt water

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