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    0 Not allowed!
    he is putting in an extremly low dose

    just the normal tonic-style dose is a rounded tablespoon for every five gallons, and that's for freshwater
    Last edited by Levi; 02-19-2008 at 11:30 PM.

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    0 Not allowed!
    Still I remember when I was going to put in that dose,and was advised against it because of the corys

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    0 Not allowed!
    If you have freshwater only fish, better not use salt, even at low dose, with them... Sure they can live in it, but it's going to irritate (?) their gill and with scaleless fish can irritate their skin...
    As for the corydoras, because they're armor fish doesn't mean they can tolerate salt... What I've read on them is that, they can survive in level of salt like for a livebearer but don't like it very much... So they live, but not happily and not as long as you can hope for this kinfd of fish...

    But still it's your choice and your tank, just keep us inform and good luck !
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    Ok, the main reason I put salt in the tank is to keep the nitrites that may form between water changes from harming my fish.

    I think I'll just get some shrimp or something, because at least with them I don't have to worry about the small amount of salt.
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    0 Not allowed!
    Why do you need that? Does your aquarium not cycled already?
    Because if it's cycle, you don't need it... nitrites will not show... Unless you have a major problem or add a lot of fish at once...
    We used to put salt in our 10 gal as well, for our livebearer, but afer adding a catfish, we stop (slowly!) to use it, and we didn't have problem of nitrites...

    Still, good luck and keep us posted!!!
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    0 Not allowed!
    Quote Originally Posted by DragonGoby
    If you have freshwater only fish, better not use salt, even at low dose, with them... Sure they can live in it, but it's going to irritate (?) their gill and with scaleless fish can irritate their skin...
    As for the corydoras, because they're armor fish doesn't mean they can tolerate salt... What I've read on them is that, they can survive in level of salt like for a livebearer but don't like it very much... So they live, but not happily and not as long as you can hope for this kinfd of fish...

    But still it's your choice and your tank, just keep us inform and good luck !
    most freshwater fish can tolerate small amounts of salt just fine

    in fact, it's good for them

    gives them electrolytes

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    0 Not allowed!
    I know that is good for some livebearer but it's not recommanded if your fish have no problem and no illness... Better use it for treating desease like ich, but if they're ok, you don't need it, I mean, the fish don't need it...

    On this I only repeat what we have been told by the great majority of this forum on our platies ... And our fishies are all very well and are beautifully colored...
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    i think you guys are getting confused between brackish water and just adding a small amount of aquarium salt

    with brackish you would use marine salt, and in a higher amount

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    0 Not allowed!
    I know the difference between aquarium salt : for treatment, and marine salt, for brackish and saltwater system...
    But as I said, if you don't need to use aquarium salt because your fish don't need treatment, why use it at all?

    Still this thread is about kind of algae eater and not about the use/not use of salt in a fresh water system...
    I even think there's already a thread about it somewhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DragonGoby
    But as I said, if you don't need to use aquarium salt because your fish don't need treatment, why use it at all?
    because it's good for them

    electrolytes and all that jazz

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