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Exodus 07-31-2008 03:27 PM

How to remove Aquarium Salt
Hi all,

I recently had a major outbreak of Ich in my tank, i've raised the temperature to 86 degrees and and treating it with salt. I have clown loaches which are sensitive to salt.

From my understanding what makes them sensitive is not being introduced from salt but removing them from salt. Is there a procedure for removing salt in your aquarium so that these sensitive breeds do not get too stressed? or even die?

Any help is appreciated.

okiemavis 07-31-2008 05:40 PM

Salt does not evaporate from the tank along with water. I'd recommend doing frequent, partial water changes to remove it. 10-20% every day for two weeks will be quite adequate.

Exodus 07-31-2008 09:38 PM

Thank you very much, this kind of information is often times very hard to find. I find this forum to be the greatest source of information.

Exodus 07-31-2008 09:48 PM

Is there an absolute minimum amount of salt needed to kill ich? I'm seeing some signs of stress and I haven't even reached 1 table spoon yet. I've seen 1-3 tablespoons recommended for ich treatment.

Little-Fizz 08-03-2008 10:42 PM

I wouldn't use more then one tablespoon. This should be enough, you might just have to treat for longer... But if your seeing signs of stress then don't add anymore.

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