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kyliecastles 05-19-2007 07:53 AM

???Can I Use Normal Table Salt For My Marine Tank???
Hi, :)
I was just wondering if it is possible to use normal table salt in a marine tank, I was reading the ingredients and they are...

Sea Salt,
Anti Caking Agent (554) I looked this up on a few web pages and it said that it is sodium aluminosilicate. It also said Sodium aluminosilicate, also referred to as sodium silicoaluminate, is a chemical with the formula AlNa12SiO5 and CAS 1344-00-9. It is an aluminosilicate compound with sodium cations, taking the form of a white crystalline solid.

In minerals, as a feldspar, it is found as albite, an end-member of the plagioclase series.

It is often added as an anticaking agent to various products including table salt and other food products, powders, and house paints to prevent the formation of large crystals or lumps. When used as a food additive, it is sometimes designated "E-554".

Can someone please help because I don't really much idea about what that all means and i don't want to risk the chance of killing all my fish :cry:

Melissa 05-19-2007 09:54 AM

you cant use table salt, they are different and sea salt contains beneficial things.

squiggles1 05-19-2007 03:48 PM

thats true. the salt u buy for marine aquariums contains the trace minerals you need for a healthy tank. table salt bad, it would kill your fish

caferacermike 05-20-2007 04:55 PM

Most of the table salt is mined from underground sources, it's not at all the same.

kyliecastles 05-20-2007 08:56 PM

Thanks alot for the help guys:)

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