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post #1 of 9 Old 03-18-2008, 08:55 PM Thread Starter
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you can use regular table salt right? i think lupin said u could but im not sure anymore and im running out of salt lol

most salts are iodized, and aquarium salt advertises ionized. does that make a difference?

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post #2 of 9 Old 03-18-2008, 09:32 PM
No. Table salt is not for fish.
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post #3 of 9 Old 03-18-2008, 11:03 PM
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I do not have any issues with using table salt which I've used on ich cases. What is the concern there, Bob?

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If you go to a specialty food store you can easily get sea salt which is not iodized. It also depends on the area- I know that England doesn't used iodized salt for the most part, although the US does. So that might account for the differing reports on whether or not table salt is appropriate for aquariums.
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I've used table salt when applying the "West Texas Style' ich treatment with no problems.
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post #6 of 9 Old 03-20-2008, 02:17 AM
Some table salt is contains iodine. Not good for "fishies".
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post #7 of 9 Old 03-20-2008, 02:48 AM
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Some table salt is contains iodine. Not good for "fishies".
The iodine concentration is of no concern and does not effectively kill a fish. It is only a myth and whoever said it would have killed the fish just by another variable or simply added the salt rather too much than the intended dosage. Otherwise, the scarcity of iodine itself would have resulted in goiter among fish which can prove fatal to the fish itself.

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so it is ok just in proper doses?

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so it is ok just in proper doses?
A tablespoon per 5g.

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