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Old 01-14-2009, 06:19 PM   #81
 
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Yes its Aquarium salt and im not "trying" they are already prego and some had babies already.
You're using 'aquarium' salt for the wrong reasons. First of all, aquarium salt will never make your tank conditions brackish when you ask to adjust the salinity for the fish. Second, mollies can tolerate FW well enough as long as it is not soft and acidic so there is no need for you to dose salt. Lastly, don't buy any more 'aquarium' salt. Use table salt for ich cases. Aquarium salt is just sales pitch. I don't buy their claims ablut table salt being harmful which is all bunk.
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Old 01-14-2009, 09:19 PM   #82
 
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I got the Aquarium salt used. from a friend. Also, It really does seem to lower the stress of my fish and incourage breeding IMO. Im not trying to make it brackish. I use just a little .
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Old 01-15-2009, 08:43 PM   #83
 
i believe aquarium salt is designed to lower stress levels but in actuality its different than normal salt. I also heard that table salt is bad cuz it has certain chemicals in it. Can anyone confirm this?
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Old 01-15-2009, 09:22 PM   #84
 
I've heard that aquarium salt messes with the osmoregulatory system of fish. I've heard pros and cons. Its so confusing, I don't know what to believe.
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Old 01-15-2009, 10:11 PM   #85
 
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i believe aquarium salt is designed to lower stress levels but in actuality its different than normal salt. I also heard that table salt is bad cuz it has certain chemicals in it. Can anyone confirm this?
I clarified this a few days ago in someone's thread about cycling a tank. Table salt is just as useful. Everything about chemicals being harmful is pure bunk. People keep parroting this belief without trying in the first place whether it'll work well or not. Aquarium salt is normal salt. It is only pure sodium chloride in a fancy package meant to make companies get rich quickly by even parroting the myths about chemicals being harmful.

Table salt > 'Aquarium' salt
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Old 01-15-2009, 10:16 PM   #86
 
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I've heard that aquarium salt messes with the osmoregulatory system of fish. I've heard pros and cons. Its so confusing, I don't know what to believe.
First sentence is correct. Sodium chloride neutralizes the toxic effects of nitrite and can therefore prove useful during the cycling phase when you are cycling using a fish however this is best done temporarily only. Salt itself adds more electrolytes than the fish can handle if added on a long-term basis hence the fish suffers from osmotic shock especially when the salt is added a little too immediately that the fish does not have time to adapt to the changes in its environment.

You really don't add salt permanently. It is useful only for ich and nitrite toxicity. There are just too many people around to jump conclusions and parrot what is drilled into their heads.

Hope that clears it a bit.
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Old 01-15-2009, 10:46 PM   #87
 
Just read this thread and a quick tip for the camera issues, your camera probably has a "macro" button on it, it usualy looks like a flower. Use this setting for taking small close-ups, it will focus better :).
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Old 01-16-2009, 05:44 PM   #88
 
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thanks epsilonvaz figured that one out literaly two days ago :( Ill post some pictures :D
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Old 01-16-2009, 06:10 PM   #89
 
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Old 01-16-2009, 06:15 PM   #90
 
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