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Old 09-06-2009, 11:34 PM   #1
 
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A proper salt bath

I've read that I should do 1 table spoon for every 5 gallons, which I've only had to do once, whoo, no visible hydra! I keep my tanks at 76-78, but I'm getting off subject.
I've read that I'm supposed to dissolve the salt before I put it in the tank. When I did this, I put the salt in the cup and then I put in 5 table spoons of tank water and sloshed it around until about half of the salt was dissolved and then I put the cup in the tank. My fish LOVED the cup, so I had to leave it in the tank.
Can someone explain to me what happens if I put water and then salt, the opposite of what I did?
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Old 09-07-2009, 12:54 AM   #2
 
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Are you asking what happens if you do not dissolve the salt?
If salt hit any sensitive fish, a Cory or scaleless fish for example, it will burn them.
They will swim around frantic and you will hope they will not die.
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Old 09-07-2009, 12:59 AM   #3
 
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Yep. I made a mistake before of not dissolving the salt. It slowly killed my cories and kuhli loaches. The next treatments though were successful and none of my catfish and loaches were killed since I dissolved the salt thoroughly.
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Old 09-07-2009, 01:02 PM   #4
 
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Are you asking what happens if you do not dissolve the salt?
If salt hit any sensitive fish, a Cory or scaleless fish for example, it will burn them.
They will swim around frantic and you will hope they will not die.
YECH! Really? :(
Thats bad. I'm glad I dissovled (a little) first.
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