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post #1 of 5 Old 06-21-2011, 07:36 AM Thread Starter
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Question CAN i use ORS in fish tank

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Well, today i was going thru the ingredients of ORS (Oral Rehydration Salts) sachet, when this question popped into my mind...Can i use ORS in fresh water fish tank for both plants and fish. I am no expert, so i thought of getting some expert opinion of u ppl.
The ingredients f ORS generally are
Sodium chloride
trisodium citrate dihydrate
potassium chloride
glucose anhydous

Guide me :)
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post #2 of 5 Old 06-21-2011, 08:57 AM
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well, you probably could... The problem is that the fish industry has you convinced that freshwater fish need salt.

They do not.

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post #3 of 5 Old 06-21-2011, 10:57 AM
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There are ingredients in that that should not be in a fish tank.

May I ask why you considered using this?

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post #4 of 5 Old 06-22-2011, 03:17 AM Thread Starter
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In my region, plant food is not actively available, neither some concentrates for balancing electrolytes.That is why i thought of using ORS. And the salts are basically for balancing electrolytes as some of my fish are sitting on tank floor with no apparent signs of any disease.
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In my region, plant food is not actively available, neither some concentrates for balancing electrolytes.That is why i thought of using ORS. And the salts are basically for balancing electrolytes as some of my fish are sitting on tank floor with no apparent signs of any disease.
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What are the fish species? What size tank? How long has it been set up? Have you checked water parameters and conditions, like temperature, pH, ammonia, nitrite, nitrate?

Salt is very detrimental to many fish, particularloy soft water species. If there is an issue with your fish, we can help you to identify it and with that find the best solution.

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Vancouver, BC, Canada

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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