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Old 08-27-2020, 05:49 PM   #1
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Do I have add more of it every time I do a 25% water change?

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Old 08-28-2020, 04:08 AM   #2
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From your other post, if you are planning on live plants, they wont tolerate salt, or at least most plants wont.

From my occasional use of salt, lve dosed at 1 teaspoon per gallon, when ive done a water change ive added salt back in to cover the amount of water removed.
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So donít use salt if Iím planning to put live plants in ?
Will that hurt fish ?
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It would be interesting to know how many people use aquarium salt in freshwater tanks.

My understanding is that it isnt common practice, except where used as a medication. It can have some benefits to a freshwater aquarium, but shouldn't be used in planted tanks. You will probably get away with java fern, anubias and crypts as these are brackish water plants.

I would say the benefits of a planted tank would outweigh the benefits of salt. Perhaps other people with more experience of using salt can chip in.
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Not going to put any plants in right now but am planning on it. How would I get the salt out ? Iím not going to add anymore with my water changes.
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Water changes.
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That is what I was thinking
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Water changes.

Looks like it sooner then later just tested my levels my ammonia is 0.25 even tho I did one yesterday because it was 0.25.
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