View Full Version : Do you use aquarium salt?
10-06-2006, 11:05 PM
So many different opinions regarding the use of aquarium salt so.....do you use it? I go both ways on it. Sometimes I do and sometimes I don't. Not a very conclusive answer but the best one I have.
I do buy Kosher salt instead of aquarium salt, tho, for a whole lot less money.
10-07-2006, 04:06 AM
No, I don't because everytime I have tried it I have had negative results with my fish. Pretty much the standard around here for everything so far has been melafix, pimafix or stresscoat.
10-07-2006, 04:04 PM
Thank ya my friend.
10-07-2006, 07:33 PM
i dont really use it. I have read a lot about people thinking salt is this amazing ailment when in reality it is not. i used to put some in when i did water changes and i made myself think i was doing something beneficial, but really it doesnt matter. I might only use it under certain circumstances..
10-07-2006, 07:51 PM
I believe it may be beneficial to keeping away ick and any worms but maybe it's just as well to wait until you have those things and then add salt.
10-07-2006, 07:57 PM
Yea i was just battling ick and i did use salt in that case. Im sure it did help too
I've tried it but have found no benefit from its use. Proper tank maintenance is the key to a healthy tank.
10-08-2006, 02:22 PM
I also read that salt helps keep the nitrites from becoming so toxic during the cycling period. I have added it to my 55 gallon "just incase" a problem arises while I am away. Also read it helps with fungal infections.
Wish William was here for his opinion on aquarium salt. I'd like to hear his take on the use of it. For now, I will only use it on that one tank.
10-09-2006, 04:42 AM
I have always used aquarium salt. I add about a tsp. for every gallon. I replace it when i do water changes. You do however need to monitor your kH and gH. too much salt can effect these levels.
10-09-2006, 05:33 AM
I already have hard water so perhaps should not use it at all.
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