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post #11 of 25 Old 09-08-2006, 10:05 PM
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how much salt per gallon?
In general use, 1 tablespoon per 5 gallons.
As a treatment or remedy, raise the water temperature to about 80 degrees F (26 degrees C) and add the same amount of salt.
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post #12 of 25 Old 09-08-2006, 10:10 PM
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ive heard not to add salt except for emergencies or as treatment...so how much would i add for a treatment?

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post #13 of 25 Old 09-08-2006, 10:15 PM
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ive heard not to add salt except for emergencies or as treatment...so how much would i add for a treatment?

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Because of the myth of salt containing iodine which can kill the fish when in fact, it's not. Iodine prevents goiter which can kill a fish.
With 10 gallons, you're settled to 2 tablespoons. Salt can be removed from the tank by diluting it via water changes.
Salt is used to relieve the fish from nitrite poisoning and ich.
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post #14 of 25 Old 09-08-2006, 10:51 PM
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i was told never to use table salt...i bought un-iodized salt

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post #15 of 25 Old 09-08-2006, 11:03 PM
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ya i dont like salt i think theres no reason for that stuff. it allways caused me problems
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post #17 of 25 Old 09-09-2006, 01:44 AM
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i was told never to use table salt...i bought un-iodized salt
Basically any salt will do. Iodine will help prevent goiter.
As I said, don't believe in myths or hearsays.
I have tried using iodized salt before and none of the fish suffered any ill effects. That proves the myth is wrong. A lot of myths keep revolving around the hobby and I hate hearing that over and over again.

Joeshmoe, may I ask if you have used salt before? What problems did you encounter?

Again, don't knock it 'til you try it.
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can snails get ick?
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post #19 of 25 Old 09-09-2006, 08:09 PM
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i used salt when my fish had fin rot but, when i did the next day my fish wite cristailish thin that stuck there to there body
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