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how do i use salt?

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Old 02-24-2008, 03:56 PM   #1
 
how do i use salt?

how do i use aquarium salt from API ?

I have 4 small tiger barbs, 1 turquoise severum, 1 blood parrot and a plecostomus. will i use the same dosage (1 tablespoon for every 5 gallons) for all my fish to treat ich? Also how will i get the salt out of my tank after the ich is treated? when will i use super ick cure from API and can i use it with the aquarium salt?[/code]
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Old 02-24-2008, 04:07 PM   #2
 
Do salt first and it's one tablespoon per 5 gallons. The salt will dissipate with your water changes. It won't hurt the fish and I would defiantly do a 30%-50% water change after 4 days.
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Old 02-24-2008, 04:12 PM   #3
 
what if i use the aquarium salt even thoguh my fish are healthy?
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Old 02-24-2008, 04:50 PM   #4
 
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what if i use the aquarium salt even thoguh my fish are healthy?
I don't recommend this for FW fish at all. There is no need for salt for FW fish, and prolongued use only weakens their immune system.
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Old 02-24-2008, 06:24 PM   #5
 
No only livebearers and blackwater fish need salt on a regular basis. Use it only for ick if you dont have these fish
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Old 02-24-2008, 06:29 PM   #6
 
i don't have a QT right now. but i do have a tiny half gallon tank. i don't think that was much use.
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