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post #21 of 28 Old 01-23-2011, 12:29 PM
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Very interesting! Thanks for sharing. Pop that article over at SD. I dare you.
Oh, aren't you the funny one this morning.

That's one thing I've never posted here, and now that you've called me out on the carpet...when I was treating my RT for the eye injury after I had done the round of Furan-2 my treatment protocol (on the advice of Eddie, and why would one ever disagree with Eddie when it comes to discus???) was to do daily 90% water changes and keep salt (ordinary table salt) at a concentration of one tbs per one gallon! It scared me to do this, but I figured my fish was a goner anyway so why not?
(Keep in mind I was treating for an eye injury, most eye drops are saline based.)
Long story short, discus recovered and eye was saved.

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post #22 of 28 Old 01-23-2011, 12:34 PM Thread Starter
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LOL. Yeah. Big advocate of salt over there. I am too, TBH. I have had lots of Discus shipped and it def reduces stress and can be used instead of a harsher medication for lots of issues.
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LOL. Yeah. Big advocate of salt over there. I am too, TBH. I have had lots of Discus shipped and it def reduces stress and can be used instead of a harsher medication for lots of issues.
Well, discus are discus, and with that being said, now that you're doing community tropical you can put the salt away now.

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post #24 of 28 Old 01-23-2011, 12:43 PM Thread Starter
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Well, discus are discus, and with that being said, now that you're doing community tropical you can put the salt away now.
I will!
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post #25 of 28 Old 01-23-2011, 03:21 PM
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the only medication I keep on hand at home is Super Ick Cure, because as has already been said, if I ever run into a need for anything else, I live in a city where it's easy to run out and get it when I need it. I also have aquarium salt at the advice of someone from the LFS, but when she recommended it to me, she told me to use it as a dip instead of treating my whole planted tank with it... I've used it once, and the fish died a day later and I've never bothered with it since. I work out of town so I keep a couple extra things for my fish there... I keep Super Ick Cure, Pimafix, and Melafix on hand at work.
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the only medication I keep on hand at home is Super Ick Cure, because as has already been said, if I ever run into a need for anything else, I live in a city where it's easy to run out and get it when I need it. I also have aquarium salt at the advice of someone from the LFS, but when she recommended it to me, she told me to use it as a dip instead of treating my whole planted tank with it... I've used it once, and the fish died a day later and I've never bothered with it since. I work out of town so I keep a couple extra things for my fish there... I keep Super Ick Cure, Pimafix, and Melafix on hand at work.
Waste of money. Table salt if just fine. But apparently I won't need it anymore!
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post #27 of 28 Old 01-23-2011, 10:54 PM
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Waste of money. Table salt if just fine. But apparently I won't need it anymore!
Agreed, waste of money. I now use my aquarium salt, crushed, for rimming my margaritas!

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