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MegK 03-18-2008 07:55 PM

salt verification
 
you can use regular table salt right? i think lupin said u could but im not sure anymore and im running out of salt lol

most salts are iodized, and aquarium salt advertises ionized. does that make a difference?

herefishy 03-18-2008 08:32 PM

No. Table salt is not for fish.

Lupin 03-18-2008 10:03 PM

I do not have any issues with using table salt which I've used on ich cases. What is the concern there, Bob?

okiemavis 03-19-2008 08:52 PM

If you go to a specialty food store you can easily get sea salt which is not iodized. It also depends on the area- I know that England doesn't used iodized salt for the most part, although the US does. So that might account for the differing reports on whether or not table salt is appropriate for aquariums.

bigsky 03-19-2008 11:57 PM

I've used table salt when applying the "West Texas Style' ich treatment with no problems.

herefishy 03-20-2008 01:17 AM

Some table salt is contains iodine. Not good for "fishies".

Lupin 03-20-2008 01:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by herefishy
Some table salt is contains iodine. Not good for "fishies".

The iodine concentration is of no concern and does not effectively kill a fish. It is only a myth and whoever said it would have killed the fish just by another variable or simply added the salt rather too much than the intended dosage. Otherwise, the scarcity of iodine itself would have resulted in goiter among fish which can prove fatal to the fish itself.

MegK 03-20-2008 06:37 AM

so it is ok just in proper doses?

Lupin 03-21-2008 12:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MegK
so it is ok just in proper doses?

A tablespoon per 5g.


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