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TehTANK
05-03-2007, 01:19 AM
How much aqaurium salt should I put in a 90 gallon tank with Peacock Cichlids??? Should I put salt in my tank????

xoolooxunny
05-03-2007, 01:24 AM
How much aqaurium salt should I put in a 90 gallon tank with Peacock Cichlids??? Should I put salt in my tank????

Cichlid salt. you can buy it or use a DIY recipe.

TehTANK
05-03-2007, 01:35 AM
Okay I have the salt. How much do I put in a 90 Gallon tank. I didn't know I needed it and now I have fish getting ready to get dropped in

xoolooxunny
05-03-2007, 01:59 AM
I'm pretty sure it's 1 tablespoon for 5 gallons. I've never used it, but I have a friend who keeps cichlids so i pick up a bit here and there. Doesn't it say on the box? sorry, I'm not the expert on this, but no one else seems to be helping right now!

TehTANK
05-03-2007, 02:02 AM
Thanks so much for your help. I read that it is to bring the PH up. I already have high ph. Did you see my pictures of my tank and my new fish?

xoolooxunny
05-03-2007, 02:10 AM
is it the right kind of salt? You need it for Malawian cichlids, and I think there is a difference in products.

No i havent seen the pics, where are they?

TehTANK
05-03-2007, 02:12 AM
I will have to double check the salt but like I said it is to bring up the PH and I already have high PH

Go to Quick Links and "Today's Posts" It will list everything I have posted in

xoolooxunny
05-03-2007, 02:19 AM
I will have to double check the salt but like I said it is to bring up the PH and I already have high PH

Go to Quick Links and "Today's Posts" It will list everything I have posted in

They need more than just a high ph, they need several trace minerals as well such as calcium and magnesium and potassium, and all that good stuff

seachem makes it. and there is two different kinds, the one is a buffer which i think you said you dont need, the other is the salt/mineral supplement, and that goes in at a rate of 3/4 tsp for 10g (just found it)

http://www.pets-warehouse.com/Vpasp/shopexd.asp?id=86567

TehTANK
05-03-2007, 02:21 AM
Thanks! I will have to pick some up tomorrow. I will do that.

xoolooxunny
05-03-2007, 02:22 AM
no problem, that's what we're all here for!