How much salt should be added - and what type - and how often?
I used Aquarium Salt when I first setup my freshwater community tank. Actually I added about 1 tbsp per 20 gal
because I read somewhere that it helps with stress and disease, but I wanted to add the bare minimum. I haven't added any since then. I'm now cycled and am wondering if and when I should add some more and how much? Maybe I should just wait until someone just needs a "salt bath" and treat them seperately? Help
I read somewhere that you need to be careful about adding more salt because even with water changes, the salt never really leaves your tank.
One website I was just at says:
"A tablespoon for every five gallons of water works well for us. Use either "Aquarium Salt" from the aquarium shop or Kosher or canning salt from the grocery store; the idea is to get just salt, with no additives like iodine or potassium. Salt should be added with the initial setup and only replaced thereafter with water changes (e.g., if you change 10 gallons of water in a 30 gallon tank, add 2 tablespoons of salt
That totally contradicts my original understanding from somewhere else! What do you do