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What kind of salt to get?
Old 03-17-2010, 10:57 PM   #1
 
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What kind of salt to get?

Hi there.

If any of my fish come down with ich I treat them with both meds and salt. (Well, the Mollies and Platys at least.) Buuuut I'm running out of salt and I'm not sure of what kind I should buy.

I"ve been using Nutrafin's Aquarium Salt, the kind for freshwater fish. Should I be using Marine salt instead? FYI I don't run a permanantly brackish tank as of yet. Dun dun dun....

Anyways... What kind should I be using? Or does it matter in this application?
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Old 03-18-2010, 09:21 PM   #2
 
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marine salt is the wrong kind. you want aquarium salt. i usually buy the API aquarium salt
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Old 03-19-2010, 01:42 AM   #3
 
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Table salt works just fine.
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Old 03-19-2010, 01:51 AM   #4
 
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I've read multiple sources that said you can use any table salt-
that the level of iodine is too low to affect the fish.

Personally, however, I'd just buy some kosher salt/rock salt.
Super cheap, and iodine free.
(then again, where I live the aquarium salt is super cheap too... so meh.)
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