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post #1 of 4 Old 08-22-2013, 03:19 PM Thread Starter
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Salt amount

I have a 20g from which I tried to remove a pest snail population. 10 days later I have seen a few small snails. All live animals are in a QT. There's nothing but live plants in the 20g. I want to add salt to the 20g the get rid of any leftover pests. How much should I add ? Will salt hurt the plants? Or will salt even get the snails?

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post #2 of 4 Old 08-22-2013, 03:52 PM
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is this a freshwater tank ? if yes you can add 1 teaspoon per gallon and one tablespoon for each 5 gallons more salt than that if freshwater can hurt some plants I think I don't know how much salt to put on any higher levels but I know 1 teaspoon per gallon is safe for most plants and most fish but sad to say I don't think it will help with the snails im sorry I don't know how to get rid of the snails I only know the safe amount of salt for freshwater I hope I was able to help you. if you have anymore questions I will do my best to help you as quick as I can.
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post #3 of 4 Old 08-22-2013, 03:56 PM
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im sorry I forgot to add one think if your tank is freshwater make you use freshwater aquarium salt.
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post #4 of 4 Old 08-22-2013, 04:16 PM
I would not add the salt.

for that matter I would do nothing.

I always have an initial snail bloom in the first month(s).

then a year later there are only a few left.

So I just do nothing.

besides I find the snails kinda neet and they do clean up the tank.

my .02

maintain Fw and marine system with a strong emphasis on balanced, stabilized system that as much as possible are self substaning.

have maintained FW systems for up to 9 years with descendants from original fish and marine aquariums for up to 8 years.

With no water changes, untreated tap water, inexpensive lighting by first starting the tank with live plants (FW) or macro algae( marine)

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