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post #11 of 20 Old 11-05-2006, 07:16 PM
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post #12 of 20 Old 11-05-2006, 07:17 PM
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When? I didn't quote that from anywhere...
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post #13 of 20 Old 11-05-2006, 07:20 PM Thread Starter
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can i use regular salt or must i use aquarium salt?
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post #14 of 20 Old 11-05-2006, 07:27 PM
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can i use regular salt or must i use aquarium salt?
Any salt will do. Aquarium salt is unnecessary IMO and a waste of money when you just treat for ich.
I have used table salt and no problems with that. Don't believe in myths saying that salt containing iodine is dangerous. That's a myth. Fish needed iodine themselves to prevent goiter.

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post #15 of 20 Old 11-05-2006, 11:18 PM Thread Starter
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I've treated the tank with about 2.5 spoons of salt and tried raising the temp but my heater isn't regulaing at ALL.

I can't do a water change just yet and it will be 9 hours before i can
is the high salt level going to cause probs?
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post #16 of 20 Old 11-06-2006, 06:54 AM
Table salt or marine aquarium salt? See that's what I don't like about folks telling people to use salt. Table salt is quite different than sea salts. Sea salts are the type you wanted. Salts can come from many sources and are different in their makeup.
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post #17 of 20 Old 11-07-2006, 01:20 PM
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Good advice mike, as table salt can be deadly to use in an aquarium.
I wanted to also mention, there is a big difference in iodine... among other minerals in salts. Epsom salts are often used for goldfish, to treat swim bladder problems, but for medicinal purposes, aquarium salt is the right salt to use in most cases... never table salt!

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post #18 of 20 Old 11-07-2006, 04:20 PM Thread Starter
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uh oh... I followed Blue's advice and put in 1 tablespoon of tablesalt...

the fish seem to be doing fine but the zebra is developing something that looks like an ulcer...

water change!!!!!!!!!!! AAAAAGGGGHHHHH
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post #19 of 20 Old 11-09-2006, 01:11 AM
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Hmm, contradictory advice? I always use aquarium salt, thought that table salt was not safe And yet, aquarium salt is quite different from 'marine tank salt', or so i believed?

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post #20 of 20 Old 11-09-2006, 01:36 AM
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Yes, marine salt and "aquarium salt" are a bit different, but close enough that either is safe. I will do some checking later today and see if I can find the particulars to share here with all of you. This is something that everyone should know about and understand, as many animals rely on this for basic body functions.
Thanks for bringing the topic through this route, Tracy... :D

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